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Member Since: June 25, 2015

Country: United States


I work in the business end of power generation. I took programming and electronics before anyone heard of the Internet. Now I have a 10 year old daughter that is very interested so I am shaking the cobwebs and trying to help her learn.

  • I am just getting back into electronics and programming after a 25 year gap because my 10 year old daughter caught the bug while at an I-bricks robotic camp using the Lego Mindstorm.

    We dusted off a snap circuits set that she had which helped her enthusiasm take off and leave her wanting more. (Snap circuits are fun and easy for kids, but does not really teach how it works). In researching next steps I learned about the Make: Electronics book and component sets to accompany, then there is Make: More Electronics. These are well written and reasonably priced. Between the SIK and the Make books she will be busy learning a lot that she last a while and I will try to keep up with her. After that would be the Redbot kit and then the Projects Book. I wish that I had all of this when I was 10! Lastly will be to use the forums for new ideas.

    She learns way to fast for any program we have tried through STEM groups so buying these learning kits and working through them at home is the best thing for her. If anyone has suggestions to add then please let me know.

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