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Old 01-16-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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LXer: Four projects for parents to teach their kids about open hardware and electronics


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Kids are quick learners and have great imaginations. When pursuing an electronic or hardware project with a kid, the most important thing to keep in mind is: keep things playful. As long as their hands are in gunk and they are taking things apart, or there's the possibility of blowing something up, kids will stay interested. As soon as the activity starts to seem like work, they switch off.Here are four fun and easy projects for teaching kids more about electronics and hardware in a couple hours or an afternoon. Then, they may be on to the Arduino board or Raspberry Pi before you know it! Note: For kids between 4 - 8 years old, more adult supervision may be required.First, I'll share with you three excellent businesses where you can purchase open hardware tools, kits, and electronics for these projects and more.

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