We’re surrounded by dozens of gadgets daily, yet many of us don’t know their inner workings. These mini electronics kits show you how to direct electricity, power your inventions and understand how electricity works in a practical setting. Beyond being a great learning experience and educational for kids (with proper supervision), they’re really fun to use. These are our favorites.
BOJACK 480 pc electronics component fun kit
BOJACK makes this kit complete with a power supply unit so you can create and test your electrical inventions. With 480 pieces, you get a little bit of everything you need (including replacements if you break some pieces).
You can use this kit with small computing electronics such as a Raspberry Pi or Arduino. Together, you can program and operate electronics from your inexpensive setup. BOJACK creates clear organization with a transparent plastic case and parts list inside to help you keep track of everything.
Smraza basic starter kit for building electronics
If you want to get started with electronic kits but want the lowest buy-in possible, this kit by Smraza is the perfect place to start. Complete with a power supply unit and full compatibility with Raspberry Pi and Arduino R3 controllers, the possibilities are seemingly endless.
In this kit, you get LED lights, jumper wires, and over 250 pieces to help you get started. If you want to teach your children about electronics, you can bulk buy these kits and save money. There are instructions in your package to help you start projects straight away.
REZQualis electronics component fun kit and power supply
Last but not least, this middle-of-the-road kit by REZQualis includes more wiring than the other kits we’ve discussed. Compatible with Raspberry Pi and Arduino, this 400-piece kit is the perfect quick start for anyone who wants to learn electronics.
Use over 400 pieces and the included data sheet and tutorial information to begin building within minutes of opening the package. Your kit components arrive organized for you to help make getting started a little easier.