You don’t have to be an engineer to get kids excited about electronics. All you need is a good story.
Ellie Saves the Day is the story of a blue LED named Ellie who learns to make her light blink and complete a circuit with the help of her friends. As Ellie enlists her electronic friends for help, kids and parents will learn basic electronic components and watch a real circuit come to life through beautiful color illustrations, engaging characters and a compelling story.
With Ellie Saves the Day, we want to bring the world of electronics to life though story, and to share our love of that world with the next generation of makers. This book is a perfect resource for teaching beginner electronics concepts to kids between the ages of 3 and 10.
There are a lots of STEM resources on the market. With Ellie Saves the Day, you get a great education and a great story.
This product includes the hardcover book and a STEAM PCB kit and guidebook containing everything you need to build the circuit illustrated in the book and more! The STEAM guidebook is a digital item that will be delivered upon checkout.
The STEAM PCB Kit includes a custom-designed PCB with headers pre-soldered into the board, as well as a number of components for building blinking LED circuits, including:
- One (1) battery terminal connector with a barrel-jack terminator
- One (1) red custom Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
- Six (6) resistors: two 200 Ohm, two 470 Ohm, and two 1k Ohm
- Two (2) capacitors: one 560 microfarad and one 1k microfarad
- Two (2) LEDs: one green and one blue
- One (1) 8-pin 555 timer Integrated Circuit (IC)
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