Teaching groups of kids (in this case, family) how to solder and various areas of circuitry and physics using Drawdio kits.
A lot of the “learn to solder” kits are boring. Why not have the kids make a fun, educational, and “annoying as heck” toy? Even the 8 and 10yo kids (all brothers, sisters, or cousins) had no problem understanding how it works and how to put it together (mind you that the 14yo is learning matrix convolutions, so this might be a bit more of an advanced group of kids.
That’s my family….literally full of nerds and I love them). The kit was also great in dusting off some of the 40+yo Engineers in my family. Their names are Griffen, Cassie, Morlan, and Calder just in case 😉
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.