So far so good, i've shown her how chips all have pins and how they require a high or low voltage and i thought a 555 and a few logic chips and LED's would be a great starting place so i just ordered 20 super bright white leds, 5 x 555 timers, 5 x 4017BE decimal counters, 100 LEDS (Cheap! 3 bucks for multiple different colors) 1 x 720 or whatever tie breadboard along with 70 tie points.
Total cost about 10-12 bucks in total off of ebay.
Total time costing me to teach her and explain it all....Priceless lol
But, i've managed to grab her attention, show her the basics, resistance, voltage, ohms, shown her how to measure resistors, she's 10! she'll forget it no doubt, i'll repeat all the basics and teach her how it works on my setup for a while until all her stuff arrives.
She has led pattern chasers in mind in the shape of.... tree, candle, etc i'll supply her.
So far we've built a 555 together, her choice, shown her basic logic stuff, explained how the voltage pulses from low to high eg 0 - 5v, it's going to be a slowl process, i can't overload her brain she complains i'm going too "slow" for her as it is, so to cut down on teaching i used the Arduino for a simple 1000ms/on/1000ms/off flash to control binary counters, which i'll continue to do i just need to supply a 5v regulated voltage for her now i'll use a 5v DC adapter to keep it safe ,ahhh resistors! i have a bunch of unused resistors she can use, i'll buy her a multi pack.
But it's been a week of small lessons and she keeps coming back for more!
What should i do teach her about Logic Chips and show her more advanced stuff and let her start from scratch with her own components? or teach her all the things she can do with the components i've just ordered for her?...