Introduction to Electronics: Red-Board Kit


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This hands-on introduction to Electronics kit is for the classroom, homeschool co-ops, or independent study. The student(s) builds a time-delayed, Color Changing LED circuit. The student will practice soldering, learn to read a schematic diagram, understand basic electronic theory, learn what the basic components do, and experiment to see how the switch, resistor, capacitor, and transistor work together to control the color changing LED. (Classroom time is about 45 minutes.) This basic knowledge can then be used to understand new circuits. (It also teaches and gives a technique of how to read/identify resistor values.) When completed, only a #2 lead pencil is needed to temporarily modify the circuit to do multiple experiments. By referring to the schematic diagram while doing these experiments, the student’s understanding of electronic theory and the functions of the components will be reinforced.

Detailed assembly and operational instructions, printed circuit board, all parts, and battery are included. There is a short guide on how to solder that explains “what to do” but cannot cover the full scope of technique and safety details -- therefore an instructor is recommended or order our Learn to Solder: Blue Board Kit for detailed soldering instructions and soldering practice.)

If you do not have a soldering iron and other basic tools, please see the tool sets we offer. (The "Smaller Quality Tool Set" has all the tools you need for this kit.) If this kit demonstrates that you have a “Science Kid,” then order our Basic Electronics Course: LED Scope Part 1 (and our Advanced Electronics Course: LED Scope Part 2, LED Array Oscilloscope). Part 1 and Part 2 make up an intensive hands-on educational, but fun to build, course curriculum. Recommended Age 10 and up (7 – 9 with an Adult). Great for Aptitude "testing" in schools to see what students have the aptitude for Engineering and Technology or use to introduce students to Electronics.



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