Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas gifts for nerdlings

When I was around 11 years old, a friend of the family gave me a Radio Shack 150-in-one electronics kit. I thought it was absolutely amazing and made many of the projects in the big instruction book. A friend of mine got Capsela which I had never seen before. Similar idea, but more for the mechanically inclined. I had the Erector Set.

Elenco 130-in-1
Electronic Playground
and Learning Center

Super Construction Set



If you know a child with an interest in electronics (I demonstrated an interest by taking apart the toaster, plugging all the extra extension cords together and dragging them around the house) or mechanics, pick up one or more of these kits this holiday season.

In addition, electronics and mechanical engineering skills equal a head start on robotic science.

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