Here are some resources to get your kid started.
- Arduino is one of the easiest platforms to get kids started on with electronics where they can try some programming to control LEDs, motors, sensors, relays and more.
- If you want to get started with a kid friendly easy to use kit, check out the Arduino TinkerKit.
- You can purchase basic Arduino kits on Amazon. There are also many variants/clones of Arduino available across the world. So check to see what works best for you locally.
- Some interesting variants are Digispark, Spark and MicroView.
- Raspberry Pi:
- Once you’ve conquered the Arduino and want to move on to more complex projects, the Raspberry Pi is a good step up. Here is a good comparison of Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi if you are unable to decide.
Makerspaces or Hackerspaces for kids
- After your kid gets interested and active on the above, you might want access to more advances tools, workspace and local community. The best way is to look for a local Makerspace or Hackerspace in your area. If none exists in your area then you might want to create one. These are some resources to get started: