Inspirational Words from Star Simpson on Getting Started with Electronics via @make @starsandrobots
At 14 years old I found my first book on electronics — published by the Tandy Corporation, which later became Radio Shack. I didn’t know it then, but it would form the basis of my understanding of electronics, something that has turned out to be quite important in my life.
Whether you’re a young maker with an origin story similar to hers or an older maker just diving into the field of electronics and maker culture, Star Simpson has some great inspirational tips for anyone interested in learning electronics over on the Make: blog. In short order, they are:
Learn to “read” hardware
Play brain games
Stand on the shoulders of giants
Read her blog to understand how she defines each of those notions.
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.