I went to college for electrical engineering, which means that I made a lot of things blow up and risked electrocuting myself on my daily basis. Unfortunately even though I grew up as a geek, college was the first time that i ever interacted with one of these devices.
Luckily, parents today have much greater choices to engage their children in the wonders of electronics. Littlebits is an awesome device playground for young children that I wish I had as a kid. As a matter of fact, I'll likely order one and review here because it looks very cool, and much more user friendly then what I had to use ten years ago.
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