Great gifts for kids, ideas for teachers, and kits for students looking for science project ideas
These are mechanical flying birds that you build yourself from a kit. They fly entirely by flapping wings, for up to a minute, powered by rubber band. They offer an engaging challenge for anyone age 14 and up.
You can learn how robots work using just cardboard, duct tape, and a few recycled components! A peek at research-based projects from GeekMom Kathy Ceceri's book "Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future."
Learn the basics of creating E-Textiles with the LilyPad system.
The ProtoSnap series is a great way to prototype your project without a breadboard. Everything is wired together on a single board, which makes it easy to explore the possibilities of the components before snapping them apart and building them into your project.
Bright Bunny loves carrots so much that when you feed him a carrot, his stomach lights up (not his heart, because that's just crazy)! Well this is all well and good but what does it have to do with electronics? It sounds like a children's toy. And that's exactly the point.
littleBits is an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning and fun
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