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Antenna Design And Build Course – Saturday 12 March



We are planning an Antenna design and build course on Saturday 12 March 2016 at House4Hack. During the course we will cover basic antenna theory and then build and test a high gain 5.8 GHz antenna suitable for FPV analog video.  The course will start at 9:00 and we aim to finish at 14:00.


In this course, you will
  • Receive a presentation on basic antenna theory (radio frequency propagation, impedance matching, coupler, filters, radiation patterns, gain etc)
  • Build your own high gain dish mountable 5.8 GHz antenna (ideal for long range analog video) – complete with SMA connector and coax, ready to use (all material supplied as part of the course)
  • Test the performance of your antenna by measuring the reflection and end-to-end transfer using a transmitter/receiver circuit
  • Compare the performance of your antenna with other designs, like a patch and clover leaf antenna
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Intermediate Arduino – 28 November 2015


This class is for anyone who understands the basics of the Arduino Single Board Microcontroller and wants to take their projects to the next level. You will learn to write sketches that fully take advantage of the capabilities of the Arduino. You will also learn new ways make your Arduino communicate with other devices.

As part of the course, you will build an Arduino weather station with temperature, humidity and pressure readings. Data get saved to a SD card and will also be displayed in real time on a LCD screen. A RTC will keep track of date and time.



Please note that this is an intermediate course and those attending are expected to understand the basics of the Arduino, i.e. the basic hardware, pin layout, basic programming with the Arduino IDE and connecting LED’s, switches and potentiometers.

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Introduction to Arduino 19 September


This course is now fully booked.  More course dates to be announced soon!

To find out more about the Introductory and Intermediate courses, please visit

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