Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 14:02:46 -0500

Author: kail secrest

Subject: Re: Electronics Instructional Kits


Abra is a company that specializes in electrical
components and kits for educational institutions. They have Elenco basic
trainers and also microprocessor trainers.
Electronix Express is another company that caters to schools
and have similar trainers by RSR.
I just checked about these a few months ago and found another brand was used
widley by colleges for upper level circuit design from Jameco Electronics part# 136266 for $360. Not sure who makes it, but saw it on
a lot of college research web pages. Jameco has quite a few others also.

Kail Secrest
Ohio Wesleyan University-Physics Dept.
Delaware, Oh 43015
fax: 740-368-3999

> We're looking to replace our HeathKit electronics training kits. We need
> something that covers basic electronics (ohm's law up through RLC
> and then provides some transistor, diode, and op amp training. Simple is
> better--I actually have a middle-school set from SWITCH ON that is not too
> far off the mark--the picture of the 8-year old kid on the box might be a
> bit of a put down for our students though. [I know...get a different box!]
> The nice features of this kit is that everything is modularized, reusable,
> and everything snaps together. You can build audio amplifiers and radio
> receivers with the set! Problem is, the documentation is gee-whiz--tells
> you how to build it with the parts, but nothing about how it works. While
> we could sit and write our own instruction manual that does this, we would
> rather not! ;-)
> Any recommendations in terms of equipment or companies? We want something
> 'hands-on', therefore would shy away from software based, simulation
> instruction.
> Rick
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