In cooperation with Netherlands Foundation R.C. Maagdenhuis and Vilnius city municipality we are organizing a series of electronics workshops. The local electronics distributor Evita has been a great help in providing quality tools at really friendly prices.

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The participants have had an opportunity to solder a SMD electronics kit called TV-B-GONE - it’s a universal remote that turns off all known models of TVs. The original design of the kit was created and released as open-source by Mitch Altman in cooperation with Adafruit.

Our version can be found in this repository.The main difference from the original design is the use of SMD parts, also - 4 high power narrow beam IR LEDS that deliver 200 mW of radiated IR energy. PCB form factor was based on a case we could source locally.

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The first workshop at the youth club “Mes” run by Vilnius municipality was a huge success - each participant (children from vulnerable backgrounds) left with a fully functional unit.

Stay tuned for more! Contact us (sviesoskugiai(a)sviesoskugiai.lt) if you are interested in running this workshop at your school/club/community.

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