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'[OT]: Re: [EE}: Blue LEDs'
2003\12\10@175813 by Tony Nixon

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Mike Harrison wrote:

>On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 21:47:43 +0100, you wrote:
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>>>Has anyone introduced kids around this age to PICs? Any comments,
>>>suggestions?
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>>I have some 'lessons' at http://www.voti.nl/cursus/e_index.html, but
>>they were aimed at 12-16y. 6-9 seems pretty young to me. And I wouldn't
>>choose assembly.
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>Maybe something like Basic Stamp might be more appropriate
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I don't know these days... My son was only 4 when he figured out how to
take off in a 747 in the MicroSoft Flight Sim. He found the CD himself
one day, turned on the PC and started playing around with it.

I think if kids get physical feedback from what they do then they will
learn quickly, especially with some simple guidance. LED flashing,
simple motor control, and the like.

If they really like it, be prepared to pry them off their seat at dinner
time :-)


regards

Tony

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