Wednesday, 12 December 2018

One for the Boys or maybe the Girls

When I started in this hobby when I was around 7, it was batteries and old car bulbs nicked from my Dad's shed, with wires held on the terminals with sellotape, that was to give me my first taste of electronics, well before I even started making crystal sets. This is all what is needed, just a little nudge of encouragement to spark enthusiasm in our hobby. Little did I know then, I would have held a job in the industry and have an Amateur Radio licence to my name and I would be writing about it today.


So I was in my local discount store the other day, something caught the corner of my eye, an electronic kit. Tronex 50+ Circuit Lab. Made in, you guess right China! But does similar to what I have mentioned above. Yes it resembles the kits that were once produced in late 70's, where wires were held under springs to connect each component into the circuit.



Only having two daughters, one whom is now married, and the other that is now in her latter years of High school, a chance perhaps to encourage her, and get her away from playing with her tablet and computer during the long hours of these dark nights. So I decided to buy one for her Christmas stocking. My wife said you only bought it so you can play with it didn't you? I said no, this is a good educational tool and can be used to encourage, especially with her having to do a science at school.






Not hopeful she will be another Ham in the future, but you never know where it will lead? For overseas readers of my blog I notice there are Tronex kits on ebay of similar content.

I will return to this when she decides to investigate and play, further info here:

https://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/14749-tronex-50-circuit-lab.aspx


2 comments:

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Interesting, I got a young daughter who is interested in tablet and computer. She is interested in building as well, this might encourage her. Another nice thing is a easy to build radio kit. Will look into that for next year. 73, Bas

G1KQH said...

Hmmm! Bas, we limit the hours she is allowed to use computers and stuff, trying to keep her on this planet and doesn't end up on Zog. The kit looks good, I can't wait to have a play. 73 Steve