One of my goals as a parent is to teach my kids to build simple robots. As we develop our skills as robot designers, we will simultaneously be learning some basic electrical engineering. I’m educated as a mechanical engineering, but I can definitely see the appeal of this area of study. Projects involving batteries, switches, lights, buzzers, and motion seem to be universally appealing to children of all ages.
Here are the electrical engineering activities on this site in reverse chronological order. Be sure to check out my related robotics projects as well.
If your child has a serious interest in the field of electrical engineering, you might also be interested in some of the recommended products below. Click each picture for my full, detailed review:
Snap Circuits by Elenco ($20-$125)
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