Group Builds

One of the great things about having a Club Site is the versatility it gives us for club events. One of the things that we do is to get together, and build stuff. Below, you will see some of our more recent group builds. These are open to any PCARS member.

September, 2023 Arduino Programming session
September 2023 Arduino session
On Saturday September 30th at 9 AM we will be having a build day focused on using Arduino microcomputers. Many ham radio projects are using a programmed Arduino as a component. Most of the published projects have software already written. The builder needs to know how to make minor software modifications to the program (As an example, adding your call sign or QTH) and load the software into the microcomputer. That is what this build is all about.
A kit will be available containing a Arduino Nano, programming cable, small prototyping board, digital display and jumper wires. The cost of the kit is $20. As part of the build, we will be assembling a small project; making a few modifications to supplied software; and downloading the software into the Nano. It should be fun.
I need to know by this Friday September 15th if you would like to attend. This will provide the time to receive components and collect the kits. If interested, send an email to
Oct 2022 PowerPole Build
October, 2022 Power Pole Build
In October, 2022, we held another group build. This one was for a Power Pole Distribution panel. It sounds like all had a great time.