The Elenco Snap Circuits Micro I Standard is an awesome way to learn about micro-controllers and how they're used in the world. The full, 86-page instruction manual guides budding scientists through over 25 projects, including data loggers, A/D converters, DC motors, and much, much more. You won't even need prior understanding of micro-controllers thanks to the easy Snap Circuit components and easy-to-understand flow chart instructions. Plus, each project interfaces with the included PC software (Mac not supported). Recommended for ages 12 and older.
About Elenco Electronics, Inc.
Elenco Electronics, Inc., was founded in 1972 by two electronic engineers. (The company's name is the first two letters of the words "Electronic Engineering Corporation.") Located in Wheeling, Ill., the company has grown from that two-man operation in a garage to a workforce numbering more than 50. And the company's products have broadened to meet customers' needs, now reaching telecommunication, education, toy, electric, and engineering fields. Through it all, Elenco's founding principle has remained the same: efficiently design long-lasting, high-quality products.