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EEME Project DIY Display – Review

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Zachary has been having far too much fun getting his fingers working on electronic projects from EEME. After working on the Project Genius Light recently, he was more than ready to jump into a new project and see what he could create with circuitry! When that little brown box showed up, it was immediately on his desk and he was ready to start! He is definitely our build and create boy, and any STEM project something he is more than happy to focus on (if only we could bottle that attention for other subjects too – grins).

EEME has been blog sponsor for the last several months and sent us the Project DIY Display (ages 7-12) to work on together. When I say ‘together’ that roughly translates to me observing Zachary as he creates the project himself and explains the different concepts to me. It has been the perfect ‘hands-off’ for me, but opportunity to watch him learn.

Project DIY Display

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The DIY Display project focuses on segmented LEDs. Remember the scoreboards way back in the day (maybe I’m dating myself talking about our high school scoreboard)? In this project, kids learn how to wire their own switch panel and make numbers display on a mini board. Project build time is approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours and 38 short lessons or modules.

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We used the iPad this time to work through the free instructional videos and Zachary took a little over 1.5 hours to complete this project. He’s not one to get up and leave it alone, so once he started, he was on a mission to get it finished and working.

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Compared to his last EEME project, I was able to sit back this time and observe while Zachary worked. If he had any questions or needed help with something, he just asked. At one point he needed a wire stripped (he may have broken one), so I helped with that and he was back working in just a few minutes.

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He answered comprehension questions in between the short instructional clips – a huge help to see how much kids are understanding. Some of the questions he answered verbally rather than typing in his longer answers.

Inside an EEME Kit

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Unfortunately Zachary was well into building his kit before I realized that we didn’t have a picture of what came in it this time! However, each of the EEME project kits contains all of the components needed to build the monthly project.

Our first kit (or the first month in the subscription) contained a project kit with all the base pieces need to build that project. Future projects are built using those components as well:  a baseplate, breadboard, and a battery pack. These pieces are reusable. Our kit for the DIY Display included additional components that were necessary to complete this specific project. All curriculum is online and your children can watch and re-watch the videos at anytime.

Projects build in difficulty and are geared for children ages 7-12.  If you have an electronics lover in your home, this is a great monthly subscription plan to teach them more about LED’s, resistors, transistors, capcitors, and much more! If those words are all foreign to you, don’t worry – EEME explains everything in the lessons and you don’t have to be a whiz at electronics for your children to succeed in building and understanding!

If you don’t want to wait for the once a month shipment, you can take advantage of their 6 month project bundle HERE and receive free shipping as well.

How the DIY Display Works

Here’s a quick little peek at our completed Project DIY Display from EEME. It’s a short clip, but shows it in action…

Finished the switch panel from @projecteeme – here’s a quick peek at how it works. Depending on which number is flipped on the switch panel, Zachary can make different numbers light up. This project used the base from our Project Genius activity last month. #projecteeme #Homeschool #hsscience #science

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Feed readers can watch the video here.

When each switch is toggled on, there is a closed circuit allowing current to flow from one end of the battery to the other end. When toggled off, the circuit is opened and the segment is turned off (or the current cannot flow). Each of the switches is wired so you can toggle them on and off with other switches to create different numbers.

What You’ll LOVE About EEME

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Aside from the fact that all the supplies are included in each of the EEME project kits, the video curriculum is well put together and explain the building process in detail. Each of the videos is between 2 – 10 minutes long. In addition:

  • videos explain the step-by-step process AND the principles involved (how/why something works) – a huge help for parents who don’t know the answers themselves (cough)
  • shorter videos help those with limited attention spans
  • comprehension questions ensure kids are understanding what you are doing
  • videos can be stopped/paused if needed during the process
  • the videos are free to watch – check them out here and get a peek!

We have honestly LOVED these projects from EEME. It has been the perfect fit for Zachary to work on independently. The projects would be wonderful extensions to current curriculum or even as after school learning – or even make a great gift! We’ve learned so much working through two projects already.

There are different purchase options available, including a basic monthly subscription, individual projects, and a 6 month Project Set. They have different purchase options, but we’ve completed the first two projects so far from the basic subscription basic subscription.  You can find more information on the EEME website, or follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.

Win a Project Light Link from EEME

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EEME has offered Project Light Link as a giveaway to THREE of my readers! Project Light Link is the best way to get acquainted with EEME’s hands-on building and learning experience. This giveaway is open to US readers only and will be open through Wednesday, October 14th at midnight. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

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But I’d love to know – what age is the child you would like to use EEME with and learn about electronics? Leave a comment below!

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  • Emily Quesenberry

    my oldest 3 are 8,9 and 12. I think this would be great for all of them!

  • definitely!!!

  • Melissa Jetmore

    My 3rd grade girl!

  • Luz

    I would love it for our 2nd grader. He’s always so curious and I’m sure he would definitely enjoy this activity.

  • Corrie Sandefer

    This looks so awesome!

  • Corrie Sandefer

    I have a 3rd grader, a 1st grade boy who loves EVERYTHING technical, a kindergartener, and a preschooler. Not only would it get used this year, but again, and again, and again!

  • Kimberley Q

    I’d love it for both of my boys, but especially our 8 year old who loves to tinker.

  • I SOOO want to do this project – but my little one isn’t even one yet. So maybe I’ll have to get it as a little Christmas gift for myself – and try it out on my eight year old nephew before stashing it away as future homeschooling material!

  • beeni17

    I would use this with my 7 year old boy – he really loves this kind of stuff. And there are 3 younger than him in the family, so I know it would be recycled!

  • Nicky

    My oldest is 11 and loves anything engineering! This would be great for him.

  • Charis Chapman

    My 8 and 6 year olds.

  • Leigh O

    Mine are 13 and 9. I’m sure my 4th grade son would be all over this!

  • Melissa Lovelace

    I would love to use this with my techie ballerinas ages 6 & 11. They would really enjoy this!

  • Heather Lei

    I would probably give this to my daughter who is 6.

  • Rita

    My two sons, ages 7 and 9, love Snap Circuits, so I’m sure they would love these kits also!

  • Tina

    My 10 & 12 year-old would love this.

  • Nicole

    My kids are 8 & 16, I’m sure they would be both enjoy.

  • Julie

    I think my 10 yr old daughter would really enjoy this!

  • Beth

    My son would love this, thanks for sharing!

  • Krista Guerrero

    I would love this for my 11 year old boy.

  • Sabrina

    My 6 yo would love this kit!

  • Frances L

    My oldest is only 6, but I’d like to stash it away for her to try in a couple years!

  • katie

    My 1st grade girls

  • TS

    My 4, 6, 12, and 13 year old boys would love this, and I have a feeling some of their sisters would like it too!

  • Marie Purdy

    My 6 year old boy loves to tinker/build and would absolutely love this; however, I do not know who would love it more my husband or son. Also I am sure my 5 year old daughter would not want to be left out. :)

  • Katie

    My 7year old would have a lot of fun with this!

  • Tracey M.

    My daughter will be 8 next month. This would be a great birthday gift for her because she’s fascinated with electronics and always asking me questions that I think hands-on projects would best answer. We would possibly complete the project with the new homeschool family down the street. They have a 5, 7, and 10 year old. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Kelly

    For my 8year old & 10 year old!

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  • Mary

    I’d love this for my 12, 9 and 7 year old girls.

  • Aisha

    I have a 9yr old daughter who LOVES everything STEM related. I also have a 6 and 7 year old who would also participate. This seems like a fantastic subscription.

  • Mindy

    My son will be 10 and boy would he love this! (His 7 year old sister would also think this is awesome.)

  • Erin Ellis

    2nd grade! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

    Erin

  • Suz

    My 7 and 10 year old girls would love this!

  • Chika Williams

    My 4th grader would love it!

  • Lori Ha

    I have an 11 year old :)

  • judi

    I think my 12 year old would love this.

  • Julie

    My son just turned 11 last week. I think he’d really enjoy this! He’s a hands-on kinda guy! :)


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