Electronics for Kids

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What is Electronics for Kids?

Electronics for kids is a fun way to introduce your children to the exciting world of electronics. Electronics is a branch of engineering that deals with the flow of current through different types of matter. Circuit boards and electronincs have always fascinated me. The possibilities of what you can do with it are extremely vast.

Looking back you will find that electronics started more than a century ago with the invention of the vacuum diode by JA Fleming. That was all the way back in 1897. This was later replaced, in 1948, with the transistor. After that came the era of the Integrated Circuit (IC) where thousands of components could be connected. Today, however, we are at the beginning of the nano era, therefore the future looks great for our kids.

The Best Electronic Toys for Kids:

Electronics can be seen in a large range of toys for kids. It does not necessarily mean handheld games or cell phones, but can also be found in toy robots and cars, circuit board building kits, music, and building kits. Therefore my list of the best electronic type of toys are:

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This is probably one of the best ways to learn about electricity. These can be found in anything form an easy snap in kits for beginners, to some very advanced stuff for older kids that enjoy a challenge.

Companies like Lego and Meccano does not only concentrate on building blocks. Some of their building kits include electronic components that can be used as part of the build. Kids don’t only learn the skills of building and concentration, but also how to integrate that into an electronic system.

Electronics Book

Still one of the best ways to learn about anything. If you can find the correct books, you will be able to keep the kids busy for hours while learning. I will try to find some of the best ones out there.

Possible careers in electronics:

  • Electronic Engineer – This is the design, development, and testing of electronic components in fields like technology, nanotechnology, communication, robotics, defense, and more…
  • Computer-aided Design (CAD) Technician – use your expertise in your field, together with CAD software, to plan and design products in the engineering, manufacturing, construction and other industries.
  • Instrumentation Engineer – Design, develop, install and maintain electronic instrumentation. Opportunities exist in companies dealing in areas such as environmental or renewable energies, but also in the nuclear field.
  • Broadcast Engineer – Here you will be working with all types of media. From television and radio to new technologies like the internet and satellite transmissions. The broadcast engineer works with the hardware of the systems used and must assure the highest quality of signal and broadcasts.

You can most certainly find many more likewise opportunities, in areas such as IT, sound, and aerospace.

In the end, you will be shocked at how much fun electronics is.