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Dear all,

DS is disappointed that he can't do a lot of electrical engineering . For a long time he showed a real interest in electrical engineering and wished that he can do something daily with it. He is also interested in programming. 

Last year we did :

Little bits (which was to easy for him but he liked it)

Scratch (he outgrown it and needs something new)

Snap circuits ( he outgrown it quickly)

Lego wedo 2.0 (the programming part was to easy for him).

Mbot Makeblock (he quickly outgrown it)

He needs something which he can do daily and with more depth.

I hope to find some inspiration for this year. And something he can use for a longer time. DS is almost 10 years old. 

Thanks in advanced....


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He seems ready for vex robotics. Much different from lego league (LL).  LL is robots built from legos.  There are some amazing designs, but the programming is elementary. Vex is c-programming using parts similar to erector sets.  Look up Vex robotic national championship.  here is a link to tournaments and classes. https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition

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If you can find the Radio Shack Electrionics Learning Lab, that might be right his alley as well. I have a set that I got used from another homeschooling family. My EE friend said it pretty much what was covered in one of his 100 series courses. Forgot which one because I wasn't paying close enough attention.

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On 12/28/2018 at 11:32 AM, Florimell said:

DS10 has the MAKE Electronics book. He got a ton of components for his birthday a few years ago and he has been able to do pretty well with it.


My DS13 has fun with this and we bought the kits from RadioShack.

Both my kids enjoyed this blog for Make Electronics and Make More Electronics


My husband’s PhD is in electrical engineering but he specializes in semiconductor nanotechnology so he didn’t help.

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