Electronic Design Magazine: DIY Electronics Kits Turn Hobbyists Into Engineers

Phil philmt59 at aol.com
Thu Mar 1 14:20:41 CST 2012

Come on Andre, deep down you know that you've gotta get the kids away from the TV and computer games first, before you can mould them into engineers. Give them the fun first, and the maths later! And nowadays, you have to get the Dads interested before the kids - remember, we've lost almost an entire engineering generation to 'progressive education' and 'health and safety'.

Phil M1GWZ

On 1 Mar 2012, at 02:13, Andre Kesteloot wrote:

> http://www.electronicdesign.com/article/components/DIY-Electronics-Kits-Turn-Hobbyists-Into-Engineers.aspx?cid=ed_newsletter&NL=1&YM_RID 
> Tacoistas,
> Silly me ! 
> I had always thought that, for me to become an engineer, it had been necessary to attend college, sweat through integral calculus, 
> divs and curls, Pointing vectors, etc., study through the nights before finals...
> Had I just known this 55 years ago, I could have simply bought a few DIY electronics kits and voilà, Instant Engineer...
> So much time and money wasted on theory. (While in college I did learn, however, how to drink a fair quantity of beer)
> 73
> André N4ICK
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