electronics kit - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
Expired

electronics kit

£0.00 @
Hi I'm looking some kind of electronic kit for my dad. Just a wee gift. Last year I got him one of those Haynes engines to build.. Well he enjoyed doing it but only took him an hour or so.. So I k…
trilock Avatar
2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
Hi I'm looking some kind of electronic kit for my dad. Just a wee gift. Last year I got him one of those Haynes engines to build.. Well he enjoyed doing it but only took him an hour or so.. So I know he was looking at a small kit for making an fm radio but I know he would have it built in an hour also. So my question is does anyone know any small kits like these but a little harder.. I was thinking rasberry pi but he doesn't know computers very well and definitely not programing.. A little advice or a point towards a direction would be great

Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.
trilock Avatar
2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
Options

All Responses

(12) Jump to unreadPost an answer
Responses/page:
#1
Raspberry Pi ?
#2
rogparki
Raspberry Pi ?


trilock
I was thinking rasberry pi but he doesn't know computers very well and definitely not programing..
#3
Could be a challenge for him ? the Haynes obviously wasn't .:) Maybe Maplins might have something - in my day it was "Heathkit" -build your own transistor radio-


Edited By: rogparki on Nov 30, 2014 00:37
#4
what about something a little more advanced for him such as getting a book like dummies guide to electronics and a general electronics pack including bread board from ebay. they're available quite cheaply with a large selection of varied components if so can do their own thing using the book as a guide
#6
MrT that is actually a great idea with that book and a small starter kit. Thank u for ur time to help
#7
Rogparki.. It was maplins I seen the radio kit but just needed something that would be a little tougher to do... When I was in maplins I asked about more types of kits but they started into the pi board, but said they need a little computer work with them... Which is where he would get stumped.... Thank you for your reply
#8
trilock
MrT that is actually a great idea with that book and a small starter kit. Thank u for ur time to help
you are very welcome I did the same thing for a family member last Christmas and they are now doing an electronics degree. Some eBay kits include a projects booklet but that link doesn't so if cost it is an issue have a look at a few others before buying a book etc
#9
The oomlout kids are really well put together:
http://oomlout.co.uk/collections/arduino/products/arduino-starter-kit-ardx

We (local hackspace) used to run weekend courses for adults who wanted to learn electronics based around these kits, they have a nice instruction book with guidance on circuits to make and what code to write to get it working.
Is also a good base to add to over time and do more with, once you complete the examples.

Alternatively you could see if you have a local hackspace and contact them to see if they run courses.
Hackspace are groups of people who all contribute to rent a space and then buy equipment to all share, but a lot will run courses, run by the members who will typically be engineers etc, which helps with the clubs finances.
He might find a weekend of tuition along with a kit would be a good way to get started with more in depth electronics.
#10
katg
The oomlout kids are really well put together:
http://oomlout.co.uk/collections/arduino/products/arduino-starter-kit-ardx

We (local hackspace) used to run weekend courses for adults who wanted to learn electronics based around these kits, they have a nice instruction book with guidance on circuits to make and what code to write to get it working.
Is also a good base to add to over time and do more with, once you complete the examples.

Alternatively you could see if you have a local hackspace and contact them to see if they run courses.
Hackspace are groups of people who all contribute to rent a space and then buy equipment to all share, but a lot will run courses, run by the members who will typically be engineers etc, which helps with the clubs finances.
He might find a weekend of tuition along with a kit would be a good way to get started with more in depth electronics.



I have looked at these kits as well , but my concern is programming.... he first got introduced to computers a year ago and still finds some things tricky... so to even mention writing code might be a push
#11
just want to say thanks to you all for your friendly and informative advice and links
#12
Quadcopter a are fun as they need to be set up and you can use them loads once built

Post an Answer

You don't need an account to leave a response. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Looking for Twitter login?
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!