OT: learner kits (was: Re: using new technology on old machines)

Steve Algernon salgernon at me.com
Sat Jun 20 13:38:07 CDT 2015

Its pricy, but my 3 and 7 year olds get a kick out of:


If you watch on eBay, there's a lot of the individual components and kits showing up after radio shack fire sales. 

My kids don't really understand what's going on except that in some ways they are obviously learning about feedback from, eg, retarding the movement of a servo causing voltage changes across the rest of the circuit, causing wobble in the audio oscillator...   Meh, and it keeps them busy, without too much work on my part. 

Oh, early happy Father's Day where applicable. 

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On Jun 20, 2015, at 4:43 AM, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Mark J.
>> Blair
>> Sent: 20 June 2015 12:19
>> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
>> Subject: Re: OT: learner kits (was: Re: using new technology on old
> machines)
>>> On Jun 19, 2015, at 19:19 , Tapley, Mark <mtapley at swri.edu> wrote:
>>>    He has a Raspberry Pi, which he pretty much contempts in favor of
>> his laptop, which will play the modern version of MineCraft :-P, but
>> presumably hooking those together might be fun.
>> I suspect that boards like the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc. might get a lot
> more
>> interesting if they can affect the real world. See if a servo motor adds
> some
>> appeal.
> I wonder if this would be of interest..
> http://www.elektor.com/arduino-sensor-kit
>> --
>> Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>
>> http://www.nf6x.net/
> Dave

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