InnoFour introduces Basics of Electronics

26 May 2016

InnoFour continues to help new generation of young electronic engineers

Also this year InnoFour continues to introduce kids at the elementary school "De Meander" into the world of electronics and electronic engineering. During a short class, organised by InnoFour, kids learn some of the basics of electronics. Already at the introduction presentation we already see some kids becoming interested through the variety of questions they ask.

After the presentation they will establish some hands-on experience. In teams of 2 they create a small touch-switch circuit on a breadboard using a few transistors, resistors and a LED.

When they successfully completed the assignment, and they can touch the two wires to turn the light on, you can see some kids really starting to become interested in the world of electronics.

 

The motivation behind this initiative is that when young teenagers have to select their next step in education, it is still difficult for them to understand what professions are available due to the rapidly increasing number of professions that exist. The key to success is someone who is introduced to a profession (e.g. electronics) at a young age, and becomes highly motivated by this interest to select the appropriate study and profession. We hope that via this technique class we give them some idea of what a profession as an Electronic Engineer (EE) could mean for them.