Where to Start
Where to Start in Electronics
If your child has never had the fun of learning electronics, you'll want to start there. With DIY Electro-Dough Kit, even a preschooler can learn how circuits are formed, about shorting them out, insulators, and much more. For more advanced electronics we highly recommend Electronics Learning Circuits by Thames & Kosmos. You'll build 70 projects using such neat items as capacitors, resistors, transistors, LEDs (light emitting diodes), a phototransistor, a switch, 30 contact blocks, cable blocks, a battery holder, a speaker, and a sound integrated circuit.
Where to Start With Robotics
Ready for robotics? We absolutely love the Ollo series for their comprehensive, easy to teach and learn approach. Begin with the Robotis PLAY 600 Pets that gets even first graders experiencing the excitement of robotics as they build their first moving models. Next step? Try the ROBOTIS DREAM Level 1 twelve-week course for ages 7 and up. When your student is ready for a more comprehensive robotics course, you'll want the BIOLOID STEM kit for ages 12 and up. Truly staggering in its depth, the amazing curriculum guide represents twenty-one weeks of comprehensive educational training. With the combination of a flexible construction system and easy-to-use programming software, the Bioloid STEM kit is the best we have seen!