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Anyone have a favorite diagram(s) or meme(s) for explaining capacitors, resistors, and logic gates that would be good for an introduction or kid friendly? Not looking at anything too long or in-depth atm.

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@pixouls this series got me started as a child—it’s uh, very australian with the whole ‘beer radio’ thing in the first volume, but i maintain it is still a really good educational resource

https://archive.org/details/dicksmithsfunwayintoelectronicsvolume2/Dick%20Smith%27s%20Funway%20into%20Electronics%20Volume%201/

@pixouls glad you found it useful (:

i really like the simple projects—it has simple language to explain how each of them work too!

@vidak @pixouls oh yeah, these got me started as a hand-me-down from a cousin! There’s also “short circuits” which was Jaycar’s version, might be archived somewhere too

@M0YNG that cartoon has strong... um. bdsm energy? but right, i've seen it before XD

@pixouls pretty sure there is a manga version out there too, but probably not child friendly :alex_grimace:

@pixouls don't really have an example but minecraft might be a neat way to play with logic gates

there's also some great videos from Sebastian Lague, https://youtu.be/QZwneRb-zqA and https://youtu.be/I0-izyq6q5s, with a logic gate program https://sebastian.itch.io/digital-logic-sim

@f0x oohhhooo thank u and yes good point, minecraft redstone programmers are OP

@blendergeek thank you, I had not heard of @gcompris@mastodon.social before. As a parent this looks terrific. My youngest is a bit too young but it's so nice to know about it. There are so many ad-laden web games for kids and I don't think children (or anyone, really) should be exposed to that.

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