I feel as if I have been a technology geek for as long as I can remember. I often wonder why as a child of the 80’s I gravitated toward electronics and not sports. I guess I would lay some of the blame on my father who seemed to push me toward electronics and would bring me all sorts of fun gadgets from Radio Shack.
Early Kits – Radio Shack Science Fair 160 in ONE
I have very fond memories of the Radio Shack Science Fair 160 in ONE Electronic Project Kit. As a kid I didn’t appreciate the components, but simply followed the instruction “cook” book and wired the circuits with the included jumpers. I can remember making a crystal radio, touch sensors, sound generators (or color organs as they were called) It wasn’t long before I started making my own creations.
As I got older, I noticed the kits had started to vanish from Radio Shack. In my late teens and early twenties I even worked at Radio Shack for a while and the kits were all but gone!
30 Years later and WOW – These kits are amazing!
I stumbled across this kit on Amazon – The Elegoo Mega 2560 Arduino Starter Kit for only $60.00
This kit comes with a TON of stuff
- The MEGA2560 complete starter kit with more than 200pcs components, premium quality for Arduino kit
- Free PDF tutorial in the CD (more than 35 lessons).
- LCD1602 module and GY-521 sensor module with pin header ( no need to solder by yourself)
- Nice package with clear listing and surprise including a nice small box to keep the widget such as LED , IC , buttons , diodes ,etc.
Amazing the amount of components you get with this! If I had this tech when I was a kid, I probably would have hacked the Pentagon and launched the nukes!
ELEGOO – Lots of cool electronic kits and parts on Amazon
After I stumbled on this kit, I did a quick search and found a boat load of kits for all skill levels and budgets – Click here to search
A few that caught my eye –
ELEGOO UNO Project Upgraded Smart Robot Car Kit. Intelligent and Educational Toy Car for Kids Teens V2.0 – $70.00 at Amazon
I also like this starter kit too. It doesen’t t have asw many parts but it still has tons of stuff you can do and the price point is about 1/2 of the kit I had recommended earlier. ELEGOO UNO Project Super Starter Kit with Tutorial for Arduino$34.99 @ Amazon
These kits are fun for adults, but they are great for kids 14 and up. Especially if you’re a kid like me and enjoyed learning about electronics and computers. I guess you can say this is what my original Radio Shack kit evolved into over the last 30 years!
Remember, use this link to search ELEGOO kits – CLICK HERE
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