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  • Electronics learning kits for kids (well, and adults too)
  • Premier Icon pedalhead
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    I’ve been meaning to teach myself the basics of electronics for a while now, and I reckon the kids would love it too. So, I’m looking for a child-friendly kit to start off with where we can learn the basics together (and then I can hopefully move onto something more grown-up while the children get more mileage out of the basic kit). The children are 8 and 5. I’m thinking something like these might be suitable…

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snap-Circuits-SC-300-Sc-300/dp/B0000683A4/ref=sr_1_1?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1411293532&sr=1-1&keywords=snap+circuits

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Adams-Hot-Wires-Electronics/dp/B0006SK3WG

    Any relevant experiences? Cheers.

    Premier Icon andyl
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    I just had a box of bits, a soldering iron, a multimeter and some ancient books (still got my 555 book).

    But those kits do look a lot easier. Another option is a breadboard with lots of link connectors and get some switches, leds, resistors etc and some books/online sources and get stuck in. If you/they blow something up it’s easy to replace.

    for the next level look at Lego Mindstorms for programming which I would say is probably more useful but something to progress to.

    Premier Icon pedalhead
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    Cheers Andy. Those Lego Mindstorms look a bit mental…and £££ !!! 😯

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    I got some snap circuits stuff for Jr once. Theyre not particularly brilliantly made. We couldnt use the electromagnet as a result.

    Another option is a breadboard with lots of link connectors and get some switches, leds, resistors etc and some books/online sources and get stuck in. If you/they blow something up it’s easy to replace.

    sounds more fun TBH

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