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Design Your Own Electronics Kits

If you teach electronics to groups, finding all the parts you need can be a drag. Organizing those parts once you receive them? Even draggier. Asking students to buy the materials? The draggiest.

It looks like Jameco is making it a little bit easier to source and organize educational kits. Just browse their site, add kit components to your cart, provide some basic info about your school, and either you or your students can purchase the kits from the Jameco site. They'll even include the course number and an educational discount for you or your students.

Here's the text from the announcement:

While we've always offered educational discounts, we're excited to announce a new program to allow you to design your own electronic kit. Whether you want to create your own grab bag of components or design a step-by-step project, Jameco will source it, build it and sell it offering students an educational discount and educators a royalty on every kit sold.

Oh yeah. And they'll provide some royalties. Probably not enough to pay off your new 'vette, but it's better than nothing. Check out this super-informative link for all the info.

This is in no way an advertisement for Jameco, but this program might be useful for teachers, professors, scout leaders, after school programs, hackerspaces, or any other place where a group of people would learn electronics.

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Get most of my parts from Jameco when I can not find them locally.
Adum242 years ago
Heck, YES!