This year she has joined a FIRST robotics team. Because of her interest and past experience in computer aided design, she is on the CAD team. This is great for her in many ways.
First, she gets to build on her previous CAD experience and knowledge base. Second, although, she is the only girl on the CAD team, her team leader is a great woman who is showing my daughter that women can succeed in a male dominated STEM field.
Another huge benefit to being on the CAD team is that since the CAD team is designing many of the robot parts it is necessary to know a little about all aspects of the building process and teams. She already knows a lot about programming and she has some experience with materials and power tools. Electronics, the other hand, is something she doesn’t know much about.
I wanted to help her out and find a way for her to get at least some basic electronic knowledge. In my search for electronics lessons or programs, I found lots of kits and supplies. What I didn’t find was quality lessons to go along with them. There was one more company that I had been stalking for a while that I finally tried. EEME was perfect!
EEME Electronics Lessons
At first glance EEME looks just like an ordinary boxed science kit, but EEME is so much more. EEME not only creates hands-on electronic activities, but offers step-by-step instructional videos and free online electronic lessons!
How To Get EEME Electronics Lessons
This EEME kit was a great introduction to electronics. In this first lesson, my daughter was able to learn about:
- wiring diagrams
- LED lights
After completing this lesson, my daughter felt more confident going into her robotics electronics seminar. “I actually knew what they were talking about!” We are both excited for her to try more from EEME!
I can see how the EEME kits and lessons could build on one another. That’s why they offer kits individually and as a subscription service. You can get a new electronics kit delivered each month. You could easily turn EEME into an electronics curriculum.