Get Schooled: Gizmodo UniversityS

OK, we're calling it: Computers are more than a passing fad. We're so convinced of this, that we've teamed up with Sparkle Labs to teach you about electricity and electronics prototyping with series of interactive video classes.

Every Saturday at noon, from October 23rd to November 13th, we'll post a video lesson that teaches you the basics of what goes on inside a computer chip. From breadboard basics to sophisticated circuits, you'll gain a greater understanding of how your machines work. And the certified geniuses over at Sparkle Labs will hang around for a while in the comments to answer any questions you might have.

To take part in all the activities you'll see on the videos, you should probably pick up Sparkle's Discover Electronics Kit. We've convinced them to drop the price to $40 for Giz readers. You're welcome. And we'll see you in class!

For more information on what you'll learn, click here. Or, if you're nearby, stop by Maker Faire and say hi to the Sparkle Crew.