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"Feltronics"

 

Teachers today are facing a difficult problem with far-reaching   consequences for all levels of education.  One of the world’s most   required skillsets is not only difficult to teach, but conceptually   difficult and hard to develop a passion for.  With FELTRONICS,  electronics theory and design can be presented to  any age with hands-on  experimentation rewarded with instant feedback  from a completed  circuit.

Large-scale discrete components are marked with IEEE standard   graphics, and mounted to easy-to-manipulate felt bases.  Magnets on  every  trace end of each part make for easy circuit completion.  The  benefits  of this approach are many, among them familiarization with  component  function, basic circuit-design skills, and above-all,  engaging low cost  education in one of the world’s most necessary  skills.

 

http://www.feltronics.org

 

addtional pictures found at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/teddyacklen/sets/72157626511270035/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/teddyacklen/sets/72157626643623474/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/teddyacklen/sets/72157626322989263/