I am currently searching for an electronic circuit simulator.
There are a lot of different programs already on the market, for example LTspice, ngspice (open source) and so on.
Because I can't post links to other sides in my first post, I will continue in the first reply. :-)
Continuing my first post...
In my case, we want to use it for an professional electronic course for kids.
They should be able to "program/write" their desired circuit (resistors, leds, ...) and test it with a simulator. Once it works, they can proceed with soldering it in real.
So, programs like spice would be far too complicated. I found a nice program, called "Logical Circuit" (http://www.logiccircuit.org/). It looks managable and one can see something working in the simulation (try the leds), but it concerns only logical elements.
Thus, I am searching for a program, which would be a mixture of spice and this logical circuit.
Does somebody in here maybe have some suggestions or can give me some hints, where I could search?
I appreciate your help a lot!
P.S.: I hope that topic fits in this part of the board. Otherwise please move it to the right place, moderators. :-) Thanks!
Check out Crocodile-Clips.
I just checked their website and it looks like they have changed their name and productline-up but they used to have a kids version of their software.
I think this is their most basic software
Thanks a lot, Chronoless!
Your suggestion suit us a lot. That is really what we were looking for.
We will try that out.
If you or somebody else has an open-source suggestion, please come forward!
I have found the following useful sometimes when ngspice is just to much and to complicated.
I was amazed finding that one http://www.yenka.com/ and it is free for home users.
They have PIC simulator probably we should help/give or give them the Idea to build arduino simulator and later export the simulated program to a sketch.
Great i feel like child who got his first RC car -> big eyes and dropped jaw pressing buttons and watching things happen :-D