Here are some useful links for online educational resources for younger folk wanting to learn electronics, science and code. I'd been having a look around to find resources that I could share for people doing home schooling for the next few weeks.
I hope these links will be useful for those trying to keep themselves or younger folk entertained and educated over the coming months. For our range of kits and ideas for younger makers, please check here!
|Maker Camp||From the constantly brilliant Make Magazine.||US|
|Hackspace Magazine||Great projects and information||UK|
|Diyode Magazine||Articles and info for Kids||Australia|
|Drawdio: Version 1 - original||
Drawdio: Turn pictures into sound
|Drawdio: Version 2 - Adafruit||Adafruit||US|
|Drawdio: Version 3 - Make Magazine||Make Magazine (video)||US|
|Drawdio: Syntheslicer||Sounds while you eat - Playing with your food video.||US|
|Microbit Educational Foundation||Learn to code with the Micro:bit||UK|
|Instructables Electronics Class||World|
|Instrucables||The whole Instrucatables website is a great resource for information and inspiration||World|
|Teaching kids to build electronics||Tips and ideas from Open Source Foundation||World|
|Introducing Kids to Electronics||From TeachKidsEngineering.com||US|
|#LifeGoesOnLine||Experiments you can do at home from the Life Sciences Centre in Newcastle, UK.||UK|
|Science Journal||Smart phone app from Google|
|IET KS3 KS4 Resources||11-16 Age range STEM activities from the Institute of Engineering & Technology||UK|
|IET KS1 KS2 Resources||5-11 Age range STEM activities from the Institute of Engineering & Technology||UK|
|Wizz Bang Pop||Science Magazine for kids aged 6-11||
|Saturday Science||Science & physics experiments you can do at home.||
|All About Electronic Circuits for Kids||Speedway Motors Academy: Information and links to more resources. (Thanks for the tip, Eliza!)||
Kits & Materials
|Kitronik||Company supplying kits, materials and ideas.||UK|
|Review of best electronics kits||Adafruit||US|
|KiwiCo||Science kits for kids - look great!||World|
|Science Museum science kits||Science kits as reviewed by the Science Museum||UK|
|Tindie||DIY kits from makers around the world. Different levels.||World|
DIY kits and boards. Based in Sheffield.
|AdaFruit||DIY kits and learning resources||US|
|Cool Components||Supplier of kits and parts - blog with learning resources.||UK|
|Proto Pic||Supplier of kits and parts.||UK|
|Getting Started in Electronics||By Forest M. Mims III (this book changed my life!)|
|Science Experiments||By Forest M. Mims III|
|Electronics for Kids|
This is just a start!
I'm going to look around my workshop and see what resources I can put together to try and introduce basic electronics, hopefully bringing in some solar power too!
Higher level learning
For older folk, these links might be interesting:
All About Circuits review of online educational resources.
||All About Circuits review of free educational resources|
|Diyode Magazine Articles||Full range of articles for all ages (Australia based)|
|Hackaday Classes & Events||A calendar of interesting classes and online events. Mainly US based.|
Please note: I am not affiliated or linked with any of these organisations. These links are for information only.