Teaching Kids About Electronics
Hack Sioux Falls takes kids on a journey that teaches them about electronics, hardware, software, soldering, functional design, user design, and creative thinking. The official challenge will be announced in about a week, but it will be a lot of fun to build and has plenty of room for kids to show off their creativity.
Fifteen kids, seven meet-ups, zero shorted boards, seven blown LEDs, one burnt finger, and two months of fun. That sums up our second Hack Sioux Falls project hosted by Code Bootcamp School. And it was a ton of fun.
When I first launched this project in April, I had no idea what to expect or what the kids would find interesting, but my idea was simple…
What would happen if we encouraged kids to build something cool using electronics, microcontrollers, sensors, and LEDs?
Twenty kids, twenty-one meet-ups, nine completed projects, three shorted boards, one burnt finger, and four months of fun — that sums up the first ever Hack Sioux Falls project hosted by Code Bootcamp School.
When I launched this project in April, I had no idea what type of projects that the kids would come up with, the idea was simple — what would happen if we encouraged kids to build something cool using electronics, microcontrollers, and LEDs?
I clearly have ordered too many parts but the kids will enjoy them, it is going to be epic.
Hack Sioux Falls will hold a quarterly electronics hacking contest for kids in grades 6th-12th, complete with workshops, working sessions, and components for them to learn the fundamentals of electronics and software engineering. Read more
Over a dozen kids are already signed up, this might sell out.
These challenges will take kids on a journey that will teach them electronics, hardware, software, soldering, functional design, user design, and creative thinking. While it will be run as a competition, it is meant to be a cooperative challenge where teams are encouraged to help each other with their projects.
I want to teach kids to build electronics so I’m launching a 90-day electronics challenge in April. Are your kids up for the challenge?