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Basic Electronics

Hobby Electronics Toys That Turn Kids Into Engineers

Young electronics engineer at bench Forget the latest video games, smartphones and action figures. Give your kids something to bring out the electronics engineer within them. I might be biased because I am an engineer but I also like to think that everyone has an engineer in them somewhere just waiting to be unlocked. Unlock the scientist inside your children by encouraging them to build stuff.

Soldering Is Easy

Soldering iron drawing Soldering is easy as this excellent comic strip from illustrates. If you have any doubts at all about your ability to master the useful skill of soldering then you should read this. It's fun, it's entertaining and it's easy. More...

Solderless Breadboards For Building Electronic Circuits

Solderless breadboard grid The world of diy hobby electronics has come a long way since the days of building circuits with a soldering iron, a handful of nails and a block of scrap wood. Now you have the luxury of using clean and tidy solderless breadboards that make circuit building fast and easy to complete. They avoid you ending up with the 3D "rats nest" of wires and components that so many of my builds would finish up as. More...

Electronics Tool Kit Essentials

Essential tool kit I love tools. I like to feel that I always have the right one for the job and I treasure the set that I've built up over the years. But starting out in electronics does not have to be expensive. You can start with just a few inexpensive tools and build up from there. The essential tools that I believe that you must have are a pair of wire cutters and a small screwdriver. A pair of long nose pliers will come in very handy also. These tools can be bought very cheaply. More...

Electronic Engineering Construction Kits For Kids And Parents

Educational electronics construction kits make excellent gifts for children. The kids won't realise that they are learning stuff because they will be too busy building diy projects and clicking together the experiments. This is one of the few kids 'toys' that encourages you to build things that really work and make it fun. More...

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