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Introduction to 2-Way Ham Radio, Raspberry Pi, Electronics and IT

NxtGen Introduction to 2-Way Ham Radio, Raspberry Pi, Electronics, and ITWorkshop Overview:

In this hands-on class many topics will be covered, including Ham and 2-way radios, SDR (Software Defined Radio), police scanners, basic electronics and IT through Raspberry Pi, electronic kits, computers and phone apps! (Strongly suggested: students have an Apple or Android cell phone or tablet, capable of installing apps on them). 

Students will keep the Raspberry Pi kit which is included in the price of the course.    

Who Should Attend:

This NxtGen Tech course is open to any high school sophomore, junior or senior (and technically advanced incoming freshmen with IIT Staff approval). No special prerequisite knowledge is required, however, it is recommended that students have some technical knowledge. Students practice hands-on basics and continue into advanced techniques, while building small project-based websites and web applications.


Vasilios (Billy) Pappademetriou is an Adjunct Industry Associate Professor in Information Technology and Management at Illinois Institute of Technology, Adjunct Faculty at College of DuPage and he is CompTIA A+ and N+ certified. Billy is the faculty adviser of the HAM Radio Club and Research Lab group at Illinois Institute of Technology and holds a Federal License in Amateur Radio, N9SSU.

Learn more about Vasilios (Billy) Pappademetriou

Course Dates, Time, and Location:

Wheaton            - June 25 & 26 from 9:30-4:00 (Rice Campus in Wheaton)
Chicago              - July 23 & 24 from 9:30-4:00 (Mies Campus in Chicago)


$149 (includes parts and supplies)


Chicago Course registration is closed

Wheaton Course registration is closed