No Starch Press Electronics for Kids, 2nd Edition
No Starch Press Electronics for Kids, 2nd Edition

Electronics for Kids, 2nd Edition

By Oyvind Nydal Dahl


Publication Date: June 4, 2024

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Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5 And Up

Discover the magic of electricity through hands-on projects designed to teach kids the basics, while having fun and building cool gadgets!

Ready to have the incredible world of electronics at your fingertips? Ward off intruders with an alarm that buzzes when someone opens your bedroom door, create a secret message machine to communicate with friends, and build your own playable musical instrument with funky digital sounds—all while learning the ins and outs of batteries, electric currents, breadboards, and more! 

Throughout your electronics journey, you’ll:

Calculate resistance, voltage, and current values with Ohm’s lawSolder components to a circuit board to create permanent projectsUse transistors to create “smart” devices that react to touchDecode 1s and 0s into words and imagesBuild circuits that help you make decisions, like a coin tosser that chooses heads or tails

The second edition of this bestselling kids book is revised and updated to focus on building a strong foundation of electronics, with more accessible language and less complicated theory. Plus, project product lists are less expensive, with more readily available components and tools. Full-color illustrations, diagrams, and new high-quality photographs provide helpful context and keep you engaged throughout.

About the Author

Øyvind Nydal Dahl built his first circuit at 14 and has been passionate about electronics ever since. He has a master’s degree in electronics from the University of Oslo, helps companies develop new products, and travels the world while teaching electronics workshops. He also writes beginner-friendly tutorials at

Author Residence: Lillehammer, Norway

Author Hometown: Oslo, Norway

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 200 pages

Publisher: No Starch Press

Publication Date: June 4, 2024

ISBN: 9781718503502

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