Friday, January 4, 2013

Learning About Electronics with Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits Damien (19 months) tends to be far more interested in Hunter's toys than his own these days.

Snap Circuits

For Christmas Hunter got a Snap Circuits kit. The big, giant kit that comes with 80 pieces and 750 projects.

Snap Circuits

Hunter has been tinkering with the flying saucer the most.

Snap Circuits

Adding circuit after circuit to see how powerful he can get it to be.

Snap Circuits

Damien is super interested. If perhaps just with the fact that it's something that his brother is doing more than anything else.

Snap Circuits

I have no idea how it all works. I have repaired a few broken wires in my day and can set up a lot of things. But I've never learned the ins and outs of wiring and circuits and whatever else goes into the electronics I use every day.

Snap Circuits

Here's to hoping that, through play, tinkering, and experimentation, these boys can go further in learning than I will ever hope to.

"As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth." Psalm 127:4

Hunter is 7 years, 9 months old
Damien is 1 year, 7 months old (19 months)


  1. 2013/01/06 at 10:46 am

    Those kits are great. My 3 year old received one as a gift…most of it is beyond him but he does enjoy hooking up the hand crank or solar panel to a fan to make it go. I am hoping he will enjoy it for years to come.

  2. 2013/03/03 at 5:28 pm

    There’s another product like this called LittleBits that uses magnets to piece together parts, color codes the different aspects like power source and conduits, and has a large open source community of different plans of things to make. Hunter may enjoy that too.

    1. 2013/03/03 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks for the tip! I will have to check that out, sounds like fun.


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