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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?

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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.

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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.
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A copy of this for some more advanced readling later on as well.
http://www.earthshineelectronics.com/files/ASKManualRev5.pdf
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