Tinkering & Gizmos

Tinkering & Gizmos

Arduino, BeagleBone, soldering, Raspberry PI, Uno, Mega, WHAT? These days there are a lot of ways to get started and master electronics. Quarkmine has something for all skill levels - whether you are learning to solder or building an underwater robot, we can help!


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Current Offerings

Arduino What?

Get started with one of the most popular and versatile electronics platforms available today. Quarkmine will show you what they can do and how to bend the world to do your bidding - Just Kidding! But really, you can do just about anything with these things!

  • Tuition: $20 member / $40 drop-in
  • Age Group: Middle school through seniors
  • Experience Level: None / beginner
  • Location: Quarkmine Space at Logan's Landing, Traverse City 

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Molten Metal

Heat things up and turn metal into a molten conductor for circuits! Hands-on and practical, you will learn the basics of soldering and create a basic circuit.

  • Tuition: $20 member / $40 drop-in
  • Age Group: Middle school through seniors
  • Experience Level: None / beginner
  • Location: Quarkmine Space at Logan's Landing, Traverse City 

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My Games Are Made of PI

Delicious Raspberry PI. Wondering what it is or how to get started? One of the most popular uses of this pocket sized computer is to create a retro-gaming system. We will look at getting your favorite classic games up and running. Did we mention you get to keep the PI and everything else you need to hook it up to your TV? Early sign-up is a must for this 2-hour class.

  • Tuition: $150
  • Age Group: Middle school through senior
  • Experience Level: None / beginner
  • Location: Quarkmine Space at Logan's Landing, Traverse City 

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