NEW PRODUCT – Thames & Kosmos Electronics Experiment Kit
NEW PRODUCT – Thames & Kosmos Electronics Experiment Kit – This lovely little kit from Thames & Kosmos is a nice alternative to ‘snap-circuits’ type learning kits. There’s still no soldering, but there are proper wires and a bread-board-like workspace so the projects are a bit more realistic. This is a basic starter kit, a good companion to learning with an Arduino since it covers more of the essential analog/digital type basics which sometimes get skipped over when using microcontrollers. It’s also great on its own! Thames & Kosmos kits are excellent quality so we hope this is the first of many kits we carry from them.
In this increasingly digital world, it is more and more important for kids to have a basic understanding of electricity and electronics. With this experiment kit, you can get a well-rounded introduction to electronic circuits and the most important electronic components found in today’s digital devices.
Assemble 20 electric circuits on the custom-designed plastic circuit board including a moisture sensor, conductivity tester, polygraph, alarm systems, door alarm, flip-flop circuit, timed switch, timer, flashing lights, battery tester, touch sensor, and temperature sensor. Become familiar with essential electronic components including conducting connectors, resistors, LEDs (light-emitting diodes), capacitors, transistors, switches, and power sources.
Learn about conductors, insulators, and the flow of electrons. Understand abstract scientific terms like voltage, current, and resistance. Learn how to read circuit diagrams and circuit symbols.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.