Re Help for 12 year old tinkerer...
It was at about that age I started to 'tinker' with electronics, it
was a long time ago, in the early 60s. Now I'm nearing retirement and
would love to pass on what I know to someone the same as I was when I
was 12, someone who has a passion for electronics beyond the PC and
computer games...i.e. real hardware...
Sadly I'm not in the US, but in S.E.Asia (Thailand), I'm from the UK
but have been living here a long time. The love of electronics is
exciting and infectious, and those with a real interest can do
reasonably well in life, but they are most unlikely to be the next
If there is anyone out there who has a youngster interested in
hardware electronics I would like to hear from them, if even only by
e-mail. Sadly there are too many 'electronics engineers' out there
who don't know the difference between the hot and cold end of a
--- In email@example.com
> Hi All,
> I am joining a couple of e-mail groups in hopes of finding someone
> that can help me. My 12 year old son is into the Junkyard War scene.
> Ever since he was tiny he has loved motors, pulleys, rockets, power,
> circuitry, remote control cars and planes, gadgets and gizmos, etc.
> need to just get him a box of spare parts and let him go to work. He
> loves to tinker and invent. The trouble is I don't know ANYTHING
> this area. I am hoping that you all will be willing to share your
> favorite books, websites, resources, magazines, indispensable items,
> catalogs, WHATEVER. I could spend hours pouring over the list of
> science books Amazon has and still get the wrong ones. I hope that
> can get me pointed in the right direction so that I can help this
> budding inventor on his way. Thank you VERY much in advance. Debbie