The 10 Best Electronics Kits for Kids

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Electronics kits for kids range from color-coded logic circuits that children can snap together easily to programmable robots that your budding geniuses can code and control from a smartphone or tablet. They're all designed to prepare students for the digital world of the 21st century, and we've ranked them here by their ease of assembly, potential for fun, and educational qualities. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best electronics kit for kids on Amazon.

10. 4M Tin Can Robot

9. Elenco Playground and Learning Center

8. ThinkGizmos Ingenious Machines

7. LittleBits Gizmos & Gadgets

6. SmartLab Toys Games And Gadgets

5. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Discovery

4. Wonder Workshop Dash

3. Boolean Box Build It Yourself

2. Elegoo Mega 2560 Starter

1. Lego Boost Creative Toolbox

Editor's Notes

May 07, 2019:

Given the company's track record and the tremendously entertaining final product, the Lego Boost Toolbox retained its spot at number one. A big upgrade came to the Elegoo kit, the size and scope of which were enough to skyrocket it up the list. The company also sends out randomized selections of certain version components, making it a smart choice for parents with more than one child interested in electricity, as the two sets you get might not be perfectly identical and may cause your kids to work together to get to know each other's sets. A newcomer to the list is the Boolean Box, which allows youngsters to build their own computers from scratch, and that's targeted to a female audience. It ousted the Sphero robot, which had less to teach kids about electricity or coding than we'd hoped, and acted instead as more of an RC racer that you control with your phone.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on May 24, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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