MAKERS

A USC VITERBI CLUB

Technical Resources

During the 2021-2022 school year, all tutorials are organized by our director and associate director of technical resources, Anjali Gopinathan and Isaac Gerstmann. Shoot us an email individually or at uscmakers@gmail.com if you have any questions about our tutorials!



DISCLAIMER

WE DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR TECHNOLOGIES USED IN ANY OF THESE TUTORIALS.





Signal Processing Tutorial

Fall 2021 Signal Processing Tutorial

We collaboratively worked to understand calling a Fast Fourier Transform to process audio signals from the user's microphones to control the user's paddle in pong!



Tutorial slides

Tutorial zoom recording


Arduino Tutorial

Fall 2021 Public Arduino Tutorial

This tutorial involves Arduino IDE setup, blinking the built-in Arduino Uno LED, integrating an ultrasonic range sensor into a circuit, and printing messages to the serial monitor.


Tutorial slides

Tutorial zoom recording




Github and Command Line Tutorial



Spring 2021 Command Line Tutorial

Command Line is one of the most useful and powerful tools any engineer can learn. Please enjoy this tutorial produced by Jenny Lee.

Activity Doc

Command Line Tutorial Recording

Fall 2021 Github and CLI Tutorial

This tutorial involves learning basic terminal commands and git actions, like clone, commit, push, pull, as well as merging and branches work.


Tutorial slides

Tutorial recording

Tutorial repository




Machine Learning Tutorial

Fall 2020 Introductory Machine Learning Tutorial

We hosted this tutorial to teach the fundamentals of machine learning, including neural networks, different models of machine learning, and how the training process works! Members were able to tinker with a classification program made using TensorFlow to gain a better understanding of how to implement what they learned.


Tutorial slides




CAD Tutorial

Spring 2021 CAD Tutorial

Members applied their newfound CADing skills to make cool fidget spinners in Fusion 360 like the one on the left! Click on the picture to view a recording of the entire tutorial.



See what we made!


Fall 2021 CAD Tutorial

Tutorial slides

Tutorial zoom recording




2021 DECISION TREE TUTORIAL

DESCRIPTION

Hosted by Radhika Bhuckory and Advaita Chandramohan, this tutorial demonstrated how decision trees work and can be implemented on CSV files! Click below to access sample data and exercises or on the left to watch the full recording!


Samples and Exercises


2021 PERSONAL WEBSITE TUTORIAL

DESCRIPTION

Personal websites are a great way to showcase your projects and resume while demonstrating your web development skills! Thank you to Jenny and Devin for hosting this tutorial!


Tutorial slides

Starter Code


2021 ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM TUTORIAL

DESCRIPTION

ROS is a very useful software tool that streamlines software development for robotics projects! Feel free to watch our tutorial recording (left) or get help with some common errors (below)! Thank you to Tom Groechel for hosting this tutorial!


Common ROS Errors


2021 PCB DESIGN TUTORIAL WITH GERBER LABS

DESCRIPTION

PCB Design is a great skill for anyone interested in electronics projects who is looking to graduate from messy breadboarding to PCB design, which is more organized, size efficient, and reliable. PCB design is also great to learn for anyone interested in a hardware engineering role. Thank you to Gerber Labs for hosting this tutorial and your continued support!


Check Out Gerber Labs

Fall 2021 PCB tutorial slides


2021 HEROKU TUTORIAL

DESCRIPTION

Heroku is a multilanguage platform and framework you can use to develop and scale your apps! Click to the left to learn more! Thank you to Neuton Foo for hosting this tutorial!





BUILD DAY

LED Matrix Display

Using our detailed documentation members designed beautiful displays using an Adafruit NeoPixel matrix. We interfaced the matrix with an Arduino mega and allowed members to write their own code to create custom pixel displays!


Build Day GitHub

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