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Advice gratefully received!

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:33 am
by Kgs
I have two teenagers passionate about STEM activities who would love to be involved with Bright Sparks activities but their schools are not into it and I have no knowledge. How can they find out more? Are there any clubs/ groups/ classes/ support avenues you can suggest. Many thanks, Kgs :)

Re: Advice gratefully received!

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:07 pm
by ZebH
Hi Kgs,

I find forums are amazing! (Like Skills Brightspaks and Arduino).

I would recommend starting with Arduino but some prefer Picaxe.

Helpful links for getting started with Arduino:
https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage
https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/ArduinoUno

I would recommend using the Arduino Uno as they are versatile and very popular.
https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-uno-rev3 (Have a look around as you might get it cheaper!)

Intro to Arduino Uno :
https://www.instructables.com/id/INTRO- ... 4445069039