Once awakened, the urge to create is very difficult to stifle! Expressing one’s creativity is not limited to only visual or performing arts such as writing or painting or dance, but can encompass a wide range of activities that result in a confluence of seemingly disconnected ideas that come together to create something beautiful. Not only is the end result praise-worthy but the process itself is also very enriching for the mind and develops skills that can be applied elsewhere either for an improved performance in one’s daily life or for understanding better how things and phenomena work.
Why Electronics Projects
For those inclined towards science and technology, electronics has always been an intriguing and popular subject. Once you develop an appreciation for how current and electricity, capacitors, resistors, switches and circuits work, the world is your oyster! It gives you a sense of control over things and allows you to creatively configure various electrical components to come up with your own unique “system”.
Tapping into the deeper benefits
Several kids and adults alike have been charmed by the field of electronics and over the past few years, several creative outlets have appeared on the market in the form of electronics project kits that help you understand electronics better and put your understanding into practice by building simple to advanced projects. The other thing that works in its favour is the definiteness of the electronics projects. Whether it works as anticipated or not is purely objective and rooted in sound scientific principles. This creates a challenging scenario where you are motivated to challenge several assumptions and your knowledge of electronics principles and troubleshoot your project.
The satisfaction of successfully completing an electronics project gives a high and a sense of accomplishment. You not only see the fruits of your labor but can show them off to friends and family. An additional benefit is that you have used your time productively and learnt something new.
Electronic projects are for everyone
You might be under the impression that electronics projects can only be built by geniuses! Well, I know I’m stretching it a bit but I do know that one of the mental blocks folks have about electronics projects are “But I am not an engineer” and “Is this safe?”. To answer the second one first – most of the electronics project kits that you would work on would be powered by small batteries and honestly are not only incapable of causing safety risks but are generally sae by design.
Secondly, it does not take an electronics or engineering major to complete a basic electronic project! Electronics project kits that are available for amateurs usually have far fewer parts to work with and avoid complicated circuit designs. They could be delightful, yet simple projects such as a clap switch, a light-sensing circuit that activates when the surrounding goes from dark to light and even timer-based circuits that play music after a definite interval. All of these projects have applications in our day to day life, in appliances all around us! So without further ado, I recommend you bring home and build an electronic project to start an interesting journey!