CHAPTER 8

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Circuits and Programming for Kids

How young is too young to make things? Obviously, little kids have always made things, and probably everyone’s parents have some strange dried-out thing in a drawer as a memento of past artistic endeavors. Where is the line between “playing” and “making”? Or is there a line, and does it matter?

In this chapter, Joan talks about some of the maker technologies that are aimed at this younger group, or at least at those who have not yet had a class in circuits. For the most part, the official age of entry into electronics, from a manufacturer’s point of view, is 13. That said, we know an entrepreneur who ...

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