Both of my children love science! While I have a science degree, my area of expertise is more towards Biology and Chemistry. Electronics really elude me. That’s why I’m glad there is a resource like EEME.co. If you sign up for their services (read on for a special offer!), EEME.co will send you an electronics kit every month. What’s great is that you don’t have to know a thing about electronics to do this with your kids.
We were sent the first kit in their series – the Genius Light. If you look at the picture above, you can see all the parts that came with the kit. There was even a sheet to be able to check off each part and make sure it was there.
EEME.co has step-by-step videos that took us right through the various steps to put together the project. Before making the actual project, we were led through different directions that showed us how the breadboard works and how the resistors changed the brightness of the light. The videos made this project so much easier, and it actually made it feel like we had a private tutor helping us through. There were even interactive questions along the way.
The kids took turns following the steps of the videos, so each one had some hands on with the project.
It was so much fun to see the light come on both on the project and in the kids faces as the different steps worked.
After testing different ways that the wires and resistors can be used, we were ready to build the finished Genius Light. This light when finished has a sensor to turn on the light in the dark.
See how the light looks when it is finished? DS10 claimed this light to be his new nightlight and promptly took it upstairs. This project really brought electronics to life for this kids, and I just really can’t say enough about having a resource like this.
Now, on to pricing… There are two different pricing levels that you can see here. The plans are priced as $18.95 and $29.95, and the main difference in the two is that you get a cover to finish your project with the more expensive plan. The main downside that I see to EEME.co is that both plans require you to swipe the breadboard and the battery from the first project and use them with each subsequent project. Now, that may not be a big deal to some; however, my son gets very attached to projects like this, and he has already said that he will not dismantle his Genius Light to build another project. I really hope that EEME.co will add another level to allow members to get all parts needed with every project.
EEME.co has made a generous offer for each of you! If you would like to sign up for their subscription service, you can get the first month free! That is a really great offer, but it is for a limited time only and expires September 16, 2013! If you are interested in this offer, you can find it here. With this offer, you will get the very same project that we did. Just don’t forget that the offer expires on September 16, 2013!
You can read what other reviewers thought about this project on Mosaic Reviews.
Disclosure: I received the above item free of charge for the purpose of this review as a part of Mosaic Reviews. I received no other compensation for providing this review, nor was I required to give a positive review. All opinions are mine.