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Introduction to Solar Power

Sunday July 17th, 1 pm – 5 pm

$30 workshop fee for materials

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solarUSB_wideClass Description

This class is designed to be a quick introduction to off grid solar power, covering basic electronic knowledge, hardware requirements, basic off grid solar circuit design, and how to determine your power needs. Students will learn to solder and use multimeters. The class is for artists, DIYer’s, makers, and anyone who isn’t a “professional” with a very basic understanding of electricity and a willingness to experiment. Everyone in the class will build a tiny solar powered USB charger, capable of powering anything that runs off of USB including MP3 players, bike lights, speakers, and cell phones. The class will conclude by examining the off­grid solar panel installed on Flux Factory’s roof. All materials will be provided. Students should bring a USB chargeable device and cable with them.

Instructor Bio

Alex Nathanson is an artist, curator, organizer, and educator whose work spans video, sound, performance, and interaction design. He has been teaching classes on solar power since 2014. He collaborates regularly with composer Dylan Neely, performing under the name Fan Letters. His work has been featured at the Museum of the Moving Image, La MaMa, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Anthology Film Archives, PS122 Gallery, Dome of Visions (Denmark), and the Art Prospect Festival (Russia). Currently, he is a long­term artist in residence at Flux Factory, in Queens, NY. As an educator, he works with students as young as 6 to post­ graduates, teaching skills related to sound, light, mechanics, and electronics through creative


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