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DD - age 10 wants an electronics kit - any recommendations....

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ByTheWay1 Wed 14-Nov-12 09:16:25

She is showing an interest in electronics - my former career so wooohooooooooo!! - and wants a starter kit for Christmas - something you can light up a bulb, make an alarm that sort of thing - there are loads of kits out there - some good some crappy, so wondered if anyone has any recommendations - and ones to avoid please... many thanks..

iseenodust Wed 14-Nov-12 13:32:54

Have you thought of the raspberry pi ?
People on the pressies for husbands Xmas thread discussing now but they are aimed at kids.

izzyishavingababyAGAIN Wed 14-Nov-12 13:34:03

On one of the christmas bargains threads is a link to a very good one I'll see if I can find it

smee Wed 14-Nov-12 13:37:33

The John Adams Hot Wires kit is fab. We got it for our DS last year and he and his mates all love it. You can make everything from a radio to a lie detector. It's on offer on Amazon atm.

izzyishavingababyAGAIN Wed 14-Nov-12 13:38:53

this one

trice Wed 14-Nov-12 13:42:56

Another vote for hot wires.

ByTheWay1 Wed 14-Nov-12 16:41:32

LOL iseenodust hubby is getting a raspberry pi from us for Christmas - so maybe it can work with an electronics kit - program it to make the switch go etc...

Hot Wires looks good! oh - and the other one too.... need to spend some time researching I think......

roisin Wed 14-Nov-12 16:57:09

ds2 got his first soldering iron for his 7th birthday and loves mucking around with kits and components from Maplins.

The John Adams thing I would say would be quite simplistic for a keen 10 yr old.

iseenodust Wed 14-Nov-12 16:58:57


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