Once constructors have mastered the art of assembling a circuit with springs using Short Circuits Volume One - they will want to tackle projects that are more complex. The benefit of spring termination falls away once they get into projects that have over, say, 20 parts. In addition to this, projects that work on radio frequency, or RF for short, don’t like springs as they start to act like little antennae all over the place!
So it’s time to graduate to the heart of modern electronics - the printed circuit board. This simple device fulfils the function of mounting board & circuit wiring in one. The critical element of success in printed circuit board - or PCB for short - assembly is good soldering. Soldering is not for 8 year olds but its fine if they are older or are under adult supervision. In Short Circuits Two we teach the reader how to solder. We teach you a lot more as well:
Once again, all the projects are described in the book, and each kit is sold separately - as listed below.
A key part of the Short Circuits learning system is that the mind is stimulated into learning electronics by building exciting projects and HAVING FUN AT THE SAME TIME. Constructors will get a real “buzz” from the exciting projects offered - 22 in all. These projects have useful functions in the “real world” and they may choose to keep them for a long time because they are so useful.
For example, constructors can make a Bionic Ear amplifier for a grandparent. All of the projects have been designed by professional engineers and tested to work reliably. Maybe one day the constructor will be an engineer, designing projects for other people. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or ask in our customer support forum.