Go Down

Topic: Appropriate for 9 year old? (Read 878 times) previous topic - next topic

I have a 9 year old that is interested in creating electronics (platforms. systems, etc) and I am trying to get hims started.  Is Arduino a good place for that?  If so, what is the best way to start?

Thanks!

bld

I would say arduino is a good place to experiment, there are a lot of things that can be made, and all down at a safe voltage.

For a totally new beginner, I would say a set like this would be fine http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arduino-ATmega328-Infrared-IR-LCD1602-DIY-Starter-Kit-6-/270793091739?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0c86aa9b

where you can learn how pull-up work for buttons, while also being able to make things blink and the lcd write stuff, and even experiment with soldering some of the components onto the proto shield.

captain-slow.dk | non contagious!

fungus


I have a 9 year old that is interested in creating electronics (platforms. systems, etc) and I am trying to get hims started.  Is Arduino a good place for that?  If so, what is the best way to start?


Sure...if he already has a PC to connect it to, etc.

I'd get him one of these: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10173

It's got lots of fun components and includes a book of projects to get started.
No, I don't answer questions sent in private messages (but I do accept thank-you notes...)

CrossRoads

A copy of this for some more advanced readling later on as well.
http://www.earthshineelectronics.com/files/ASKManualRev5.pdf
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Go Up
 


Please enter a valid email to subscribe

Confirm your email address

We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Thank you for subscribing!

Arduino
via Egeo 16
Torino, 10131
Italy