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[–] MrBunnyVest 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I got my daughter one of these for christmas, though i purchased the screen kit as well. So far she's loving it. This is something really valuable for children to have. I've seen alot of parents who talk about how good their kids are with computers, but in reality their kid knows how to turn on devices or play games. There is no real understanding of what they are doing, no deep knowledge. Electronics have become cheaper and more accessible and eventually everyone will have them, the real divide of the future will be between people who know how to play games and people who know how to utilize computers in a meaningful way. This kit is one way to make sure your child is on the right side of that divide.

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[–] Reckut [S] 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

So true, I was thinking exactly this when I saw my kids mindlessly watching some you tube kids who play games. Sure at the moment they are making money playing games and you can aspire to do the same, but in the future they will have nothing (except the millions they have made, if there parents haven't flogged it off by then).

Coding is the clearly the future and by the time our kids are old enough everyone will code in some way or another, but why just teach code, actually understanding the components and each and every aspect of computers that's far better preparation

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[–] weezkitty 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

How old is she?

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[–] Reckut [S] 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

Sure, I'll send you the forms.

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[–] sinjinsmythe 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Can you be my creepy Uncle Stanley?

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[–] Reckut [S] 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

To be honest I have no idea how to program or to really do anything with most of it except plug it all in and maybe turn it into a Kodi box. Really interested to find out what he'll be able to do with the Embedded Pi thing.

I bought all that for a total of $110

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[–] GoogleStoleMyBike 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

There's a great little book I picked up on Amazon when I got my first RPi called Programing the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python. It's a great starting point for general Pi info and also has a bunch of fun projects he can work on as he learns. It's like $12 on Amazon and very much worth it. Just be sure to get the second edition.

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[–] Reckut [S] 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

Thanks for that, I hope you ain't the author cause I'm cheap - free eBook

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[–] Omnipresent 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why an oscilloscope?

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[–] Reckut [S] 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Sounds like iv just opened a massive can of worms.

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[–] elitch2 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Python coding is the way to go! My 12 year old is flying through the python course doing an hour a day or so. Minecraft modding was how I got them initially interested in coding, but microsoftcock bought that game...

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[–] Reckut [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah originally I had the thought of just pushing the Minecraft modding but so far every response has been python.

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[–] smokratez 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

Weren't the makers of that anti white or sjws or something?

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[–] Reckut [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

No idea.

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[–] pinkmagnet 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

So much you can do with the pi. You should look at getting one of those kits that come with 20 or 50 different sensors. They teach you how the code works with the hardware using python and C.

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[–] Marsog 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's a great present!

I recommend starting with python for the Pi, as there are many resources online for help. Arduino micro controllers are a great way to teach people how programming works as well, however that is more hardware oriented IMO than Pi.

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[–] novictim 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

...but do people still play "Pong"?

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[–] Omnipresent 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I love those things.

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