Personally I think you'd add to your kit a breadboard and some leds and resistors. It's more funny to be able to start tinker right now! (especially when young)mwood39 wrote:Thank you! I will get him a kit with power supply, sd card, case and he has the monitor etc.
This is about what I'd spend for his gift, is a book also important to give along with it? I suppose either the 'Adventures' or just the 'python' book. If he has no prior experience is Scratch too juvenile?
This! This is *exactly* the rationale behind the very existence of the Pi!wildfire wrote:Buying my friends daughter (10 years) a Pi 3B for Christmas, She's not permitted to use the families computer in case she breaks it, but hey £30 quid or so she can tell mum and dad to F'Off.
The Pi is great for a youngster learning coding, but don't ignore the hardware side.mwood39 wrote:My nearly 12 year old nephew wants 'coding books' for Christmas. He is good at math for his grade level and enjoys gaming.
I came across Raspberry Pi in a list of tech gifts for his age.
Please comment on whether this is an appropriate gift (with a basic set) for his age and interest. Also, his family will not help him in using this.
In the US a very good source is MCM Electronics.mwood39 wrote:Thanks to all for your thoughts. It is sounding like this is a type of gift more for someone who likes to tinker, to take apart, and who likes electronics. I will need to learn if that is true about him. If it's just 'coding' only, maybe this isn't the right direction. Although, having his own computer to do the coding on is I guess the other point, so he doesn't harm the family computer.
We are in U.S., so he does not have at school.
He's in the right age range (though one might argue that the age range for a Pi is about 3 to extreme old age...at 69 I'm far from the oldest Pi user here). Be advised, though, that games designed to run on Windows PCs won't run on a Pi.Alexxaa wrote: ↑Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:32 amHi, everybody
Christmas soon, so it is time to prepare gifts) and i come here for your advice. My son is eleven, he wants new bicycle, but winter it is not time for this. i stopped my search on game Suspend, my son likes Jenga, and this game is something similar. you could see it here - https://uviloon.com/best-toys-gift-ide ... r-old-boys. So, i want to know your thoughts worth it buying or not, also would like to hear other ideas with pleasure
The "family computer" What year is it? 1997? I've got more computers than I know what to do with.
They are on an extremely tight budget, don't mock it until you are there yourself. It was a while ago since I made that comment but they still use that computer which is worth tuppence nowadays but is essential to their daily lives and still does the job they require.