My daughter has always been tech-savvy. From a young age, she has been interested in things like computer programming, video editing, computer graphics, and computer aided design. I’ve always been able to find a book, person. or program to teach her these things that are out of my wheel house.
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!
When my daughter sat down with the Genius Light Kit, she was ready for the typical science kit with step by step instructions she could complete in a few minutes. She would finish it, but may not understand how. When I told her the instructions said the project would take 1.5 to 2.5 hours, she laughed.
It turns out the EEME kits are not just projects, but actual lessons. The videos are very thorough and not only explain what part goes where, but what each part does. There are even questions to be answered during the lesson that test students’ comprehension. This is exactly what I wanted for my daughter.
She couldn’t get to the entire lesson in one setting, so she just paused the videos and caught up where set left off the next day. After finishing, she asked me what was next. That was a good sign that we found an electronics lesson that not only taught her something, but that she enjoyed.
How To Get EEME Electronic 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.