Electronics for Kids

Play with Simple Circuits and Experiment with Electricity!

Author: Oyvind Nydal Dahl

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277474

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 1612

Why do the lights in a house turn on when you flip a switch? How does a remote-controlled car move? And what makes lights on TVs and microwaves blink? The technology around you may seem like magic, but most of it wouldn’t run without electricity. Electronics for Kids demystifies electricity with a collection of awesome hands-on projects. In Part 1, you’ll learn how current, voltage, and circuits work by making a battery out of a lemon, turning a metal bolt into an electromagnet, and transforming a paper cup and some magnets into a spinning motor. In Part 2, you’ll make even more cool stuff as you: –Solder a blinking LED circuit with resistors, capacitors, and relays –Turn a circuit into a touch sensor using your finger as a resistor –Build an alarm clock triggered by the sunrise –Create a musical instrument that makes sci-fi soundsThen, in Part 3, you’ll learn about digital electronics—things like logic gates and memory circuits—as you make a secret code checker and an electronic coin flipper. Finally, you’ll use everything you’ve learned to make the LED Reaction Game—test your reaction time as you try to catch a blinking light!With its clear explanations and assortment of hands-on projects, Electronics for Kids will have you building your own circuits in no time.

Electronics for Kids

Play with Simple Circuits and Experiment with Electricity!

Author: Øyvind Nydal Dahl

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277253

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 328

View: 7834

Why do the lights in a house turn on when you flip a switch? How does a remote-controlled car move? And what makes lights on TVs and microwaves blink? The technology around you may seem like magic, but most of it wouldn’t run without electricity. Electronics for Kids demystifies electricity with a collection of awesome hands-on projects. In Part 1, you’ll learn how current, voltage, and circuits work by making a battery out of a lemon, turning a metal bolt into an electromagnet, and transforming a paper cup and some magnets into a spinning motor. In Part 2, you’ll make even more cool stuff as you: *Solder a blinking LED circuit with resistors, capacitors, and relays *Turn a circuit into a touch sensor using your finger as a resistor *Build an alarm clock triggered by the sunrise *Create a musical instrument that makes sci-fi sounds Then, in Part 3, you’ll learn about digital electronics—things like logic gates and memory circuits—as you make a secret code checker and an electronic coin flipper. Finally, you’ll use everything you’ve learned to make the LED Reaction Game—test your reaction time as you try to catch a blinking light! With its clear explanations and assortment of hands-on projects, Electronics for Kids will have you building your own circuits in no time.

Electronics for Kids

Play with Simple Circuits and Experiment with Electricity!

Author: Øyvind Nydal Dahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593277482

Category: Electronic circuits

Page: N.A

View: 9742

"Demystifies electricity and teaches how to build electronics projects. Covers how circuits, voltage, and current work. Each part of the book focuses on different fundamental electronics concepts with hands-on projects"--

Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments

Author: Rudolf F. Graf

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486229505

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

View: 2653

Illustrated directions for experiments with static electricity, magnetism, current electricity, and electromagnetism.

Make: Tech DIY

Easy Electronics Projects for Parents and Kids

Author: Ji Sun Lee,Jaymes Dec

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 2160

Kid Crafts introduces younger children to the magic of electronics through the softer side of circuits! Young explorers will learn about electronics through sewing and craft projects aimed at maker parents and their children, elementary school teachers, and kids' activity leaders. Each project introduces new skills and new components in a progressive series of projects that take learners from the very basics to understanding how to use components such as sensors, transistors, and timers. The book is breezy, highly illustrated, and fun for everyone!

The Crafty Kid's Guide to DIY Electronics

Author: Helen Leigh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB

ISBN: 9781260142839

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 4833

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Craft awesome DIY electronics projects using fabric, paper, and creativity-- no prior experience necessary! This fun TAB guide provides an entertaining, hands-on introduction to electronics and making. The book contains 20 DIY projects that teach electronics and craft skills using inexpensive, readily available materials. You’ll also find four fun interviews with awesome makers. The author explains how to work with conductive thread, sewable LEDs, copper tape, small motors, simple sensors, and more. Written by a dedicated hobbyist, The Crafty Kid's Guide to DIY Electronics: 20 Fun Projects for Makers, Crafters, and Everyone in Between focuses on paper circuits, soft circuits, wearables, and robots. Designed for children interested in exploring, the book is also ideal for established hobbyists with senses of humor! Inside you’ll discover how to: •Get up and running with electronics and crafting•Build interactive paper projects that light up, buzz, vibrate, and dance•Use cardboard and origami—even create a pop-up cityscape with lights!•Make sewing projects that use conductive thread and electricity•Assemble a constellation night light and a grumpy monster with a tilt sensor•Add wearable technology to your gadgets•Make an LED paper flower crown and a mood badge•Work with robotics and develop your own robot-based projects•Construct an extremely effective robot alarm clock

Squishy Circuits

Author: Kristin Fontichiaro,AnnMarie P. Thomas

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1631378155

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1669

Learn how to safely create electronic circuits using conductive and insulating doughs. Readers will learn basic circuitry skills, which will be useful in pursuing a variety of engineering projects. Photos, sidebars, and callouts help readers draw connections between new concepts in this book and other makers-related concepts they may already know. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Make: Electronics

Learning Through Discovery

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680450220

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 7873

"This is teaching at its best!" --Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com) "A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly." --Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk A "magnificent and rewarding book. ... Every step of this structured instruction is expertly illustrated with photos and crisp diagrams. . . . This really is the best way to learn." --Kevin Kelly, in Cool Tools The first edition of Make: Electronics established a new benchmark for introductory texts. This second edition enhances that learning experience. Here you will find unique, photographically precise diagrams of breadboarded components, to help you build circuits with speed and precision. A new shopping guide and a simplified range of components, will minimize your investment in parts for the projects. A completely new section on the Arduino shows you how to write properly structured programs instead of just downloading other people's code. Projects have been reworked to provide additional features, and the book has been restructured to offer a step-by-step learning process that is as clear and visually pleasing on handheld devices as it is on paper. Full color is used throughout. As before, Make: Electronics begins with the basics. You'll see for yourself how components work--and what happens when they don't. You'll short out a battery and overheat an LED. You'll also open up a potentiometer and a relay to see what's inside. No other book gives you such an opportunity to learn from real-life experiences. Ultimately, you will build gadgets that have lasting value, and you'll have a complete understanding of how they work. From capacitors to transistors to microcontrollers--it's all here. Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 Timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit chip), said that "This is teaching at its best!" when he reviewed the first edition. Now the second edition offers even more!

Conductors and Insulators Electricity Kids Book | Electricity & Electronics

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541909372

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

View: 9149

What are conductors and insulators? This electricity book for kids will teach the difference and purpose of each of these. Because of the age-appropriate selection and presentation of information, this book will make a prime resource for introduction and review of the subject. So what are you waiting for? Buy a copy today!

Electronics For Kids For Dummies

Author: Cathleen Shamieh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111921565X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 6009

Learn how to create thirteen different electronics projects.

A Beginner's Guide to Circuits

Nine Simple Circuits to Electrify Your Mind

Author: Oyvind Nydal Dahl

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593279042

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 80

View: 9755

"Teaches core circuit concepts through nine graded electronics projects with complete instructions and photo references"--

Electromagnetism for Kids! How to Make Electricity at Home - Electricity for Kids - Children's Energy Books

Author: Baby Iq Builder Books

Publisher: Baby IQ Builder Books

ISBN: 9781683747109

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5624

If you have been asked a million times and you have answered one million and one times, then you need reinforcement. What we mean is you need a children's book that's interesting enough to capture and retain the attention. You see, electromagnetism is a complex subject but once it's broken down, it's actually not that bad. Open this book today!

Easy Electronics

Author: Charles Platt

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680454455

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 56

View: 7410

This is the simplest, quickest, least technical, most affordable introduction to basic electronics. No tools are necessary--not even a screwdriver. Easy Electronics should satisfy anyone who has felt frustrated by entry-level books that are not as clear and simple as they are supposed to be. Brilliantly clear graphics will take you step by step through 12 basic projects, none of which should take more than half an hour. Using alligator clips to connect components, you see and hear immediateresults. The hands-on approach is fun and intriguing, especially for family members exploring the projects together. The 12 experiments will introduce you to switches, resistors, capacitors, transistors, phototransistors, LEDs, audio transducers, and a silicon chip. You'll even learn how to read schematics by comparing them with the circuits that you build. No prior knowledge is required, and no math is involved. You learn by seeing, hearing, and touching. By the end of Experiment 12, you may be eager to move on to a more detailed book. Easy Electronics will function perfectly as a prequel to the same author's bestseller, Make: Electronics. All the components listed in the book are inexpensive and readily available from online sellers. A very affordable kit has been developed in conjunction with the book to eliminate the chore of shopping for separate parts. A QR code inside the book will take you to the vendor's web site. Concepts include: Transistor as a switch or an amplifier Phototransistor to function as an alarm Capacitor to store and release electricity Transducer to create sounds from a timer Resistor codes A miniature light bulb to display voltage The inner workings of a switch Using batteries and resistors in series and parallel Creating sounds by the pressure of your finger Making a matchbox that beeps when you touch it And more. Grab your copy and start experimenting!

Arduino Project Handbook

25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

Author: Mark Geddes

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277776

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 2230

Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an Arduino, and a computer, you’ll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system. First you’ll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. Then you can work through the book in order or just jump to projects that catch your eye. Each project includes simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, and all necessary code. Arduino Project Handbook is a fast and fun way to get started with micro­controllers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators. Uses the Arduino Uno board.

Electricity and Magnetism

Author: Colleen Kessler

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497358423

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 1074

Electricity and magnetism are a huge part of our lives, and we often take these forces for granted. Before eBooks, computers, and remote control toys, though, scientists put a lot of effort into discovering how they worked, and how they could capture that energy to make our lives easier. Through their explorations, the connection and relationship between electricity and magnetism was discovered. Scientists and inventors found ways to bring electricity to the people who wanted and needed it. And, while we benefit from the discoveries that have already been made, there is always more to learn! Whether you try the activities in this book as a fun unit study, as part of your homeschool science lessons, as an extra project for school or a science fair, or just to discover new things, you'll get an up-close look at electrical and magnetic forces. Enjoy the SHOCKING discoveries you make as you enjoy the PULL of science!

Getting Started with Electronics

Build Electronic Circuits!

Author: Cathleen Shamieh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119313805

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3381

Fun and engaging electronics projects just for kids! Do you have a cunning kid who's curious about what goes on inside computers, phones, TVs, and other electronic devices? You may just have a budding Edison on your hands'and what better way to encourage their fascination with electronics than a book filled with projects they can complete on their own? In Getting Started with Electronics, your child will follow simple steps to safely create cool electronics projects using basic materials that can easily be found at online retailers or hobby shops. Just imagine your child's delight as they use clips, switches, resistors, capacitors, and more to create circuits that control light and sound! From building a nifty LED flashlight to tuning in to a local radio station using a homemade tuner'and more'your little electronic wiz's world is about to get a whole lot brighter! Features vivid designs and a short page count Focuses on your child experiencing a sense of accomplishment Projects introduce core concepts while keeping tasks simple Teaches electronics in a safe environment Built for the youngest of learners from the makers of the trusted For Dummies brand, you can feel good about giving your child a book that will spark their creativity.

Electronics For Dummies

Author: Cathleen Shamieh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119117984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 9671

Explore the basic concepts of electronics, build your electronics workbench, and begin creating fun electronics projects right away! Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition is Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You’ll get charged up as you transform theory into action in chapter after chapter! • Circuit basics: learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn’t flow), and how power is used in a circuit. • Critical components: discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current. • Versatile chips: find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts. • Analyze circuits: understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them. • Safety tips: get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself—and your electronics—from harm. Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you explore the basic concepts of electronics with confidence — this book will get you charged up!

Make It Glow

LED Projects for the Whole Family

Author: Emily Coker,Kelli Townley

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451014

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 136

View: 658

Everyone loves to play with light and this collection of kid-ready LED projects will have young Makers exploring electricity and electronics while opening up a world of endless fun! Makers, tinkerers, hobbyists, and parents will be drawn to the decorative and exciting possibilities of the projects in Make It Glow. Filled with full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow, this beautiful book features 21 exciting projects that can be completed by even the youngest Maker. You'll start with ultra simple projects and then tackle increasingly complicated ones. Building upon lessons learned in earlier projects ensures that kids learn and succeed. Everyone will be thrilled by the fun, decorative designs that result as you develop new ways to unleash your creativity! With Make It Glow, you'll learn to make: Blue-light greeting cardsEyes in the dark FlickerbugsLight-up fairy wingsAn illuminated tote bagA bouquet of electric rosesand more! Featuring beautifully photographed inspirational projects for kids and adults, Make It Glow helps you learn the basics of electronics and soft circuits to create costumes, home decorations, clothing, jewelry, and more. What will you illuminate?

Home Robotics

Maker-Inspired Projects For Building Your Own Robots

Author: Daniel Knox

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781317682

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 6898

Learn to make your own robots with this accessible, illustrated guide for robotics enthusiasts, featuring 13 unique robotics projects suitable for beginner to intermediate level. You’ve seen the sci-fi movies and dreamed of creating your very own robot. Now learn to build machines with your own hands that will move or perform tasks at your command. Featuring brand-new projects and specially commissioned photography, this book uses easily sourced components to teach you simple electronics and programming. Learn to design and build your very own custom-made creations that can walk, draw or even guard your home. Start with a space-age butterfly that skips along on its own or a robot that creates psychedelic patterns of amazing variety, then discover how to create a catapult bot that activates when movement is detected or construct an intelligent, all-terrain rover vehicle – the possibilities are endless.

Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Electronics

Author: Megan Kopp

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778725756

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3919

This plugged-in title helps readers navigate the sometimes-complex world of electronic innovation. Young readers can explore this exciting and popular field by learning the basics of electronic circuits and how electronic components work, which they can then apply to an idea of their own. They will be able to create their project using everyday materials and easy-to-understand computer elements. Important electronic innovators and their creations are profiled to provide inspiration for young makers.