I do like toys that support the learning process. And the Snap Circuit is one of them. This is a kit that has basic electronic components and instructions on home to build simple circuits. A while ago we’ve got one for Kate and she seem stop like it a lot.
Our daughter, Kate, is 3.5 years old. It is always a challenge for us to send her to sleep. It’s really hard for her to slow done. She always wants to have more fun or hear more stories instead of sleeping. And even when we succeed with making her fall asleep, it often happens that she wakes up in the middle of the night and migrates to our bed. My wife believes that it is caused by some micro-environmental changes in her room: humidity, temperature or something else. It sounded like a challenge for a geeky dad, and I’ve decided to build sensor board that would be collecting certain metrics in her room throughout the night.
I was always attracted to the idea of autonomous robots and clean energy. And when I’ve bumped into this DIY 6 In 1 Solar Educational Kit at about $6 per item, I couldn’t just walk away. I thought it would be fun for me and a good introduction to electronics and solar energy for my daughter. So, here it is, the first review on my blog.