It's a life lesson that's always stuck with me and has helped me get through a great many difficulties in my days as an engineer, a maker and a DIY desperado. So as we plummet deeper and deeper into our Father's Day Badge-a-Thon rabbit hole, we're now looking at ways that dads can pass along their lifetime of invaluable knowledge and wisdom as their kids blossom into dedicated hammer-wielders themselves.
Today's badge asks for thoughts on the new project ideas for parents to do with their kids that could indoctrinate them into the exciting world of electronics, and making.
For inspiration, here are a few projects from around element14 that I feel would make particularly father/parent/son/daughter projects.
To get today's badge, remember that you first need the previous days' badges, and then...
1) Post your idea for a brand new parental project in the comments, and...
2) Bookmark your favourite project from anywhere on the element14 Community that'd serve this purpose for other parents looking to inspire their kids!
You have until 26th June, 2016, to get all the badges, so don't delay!
- Day One: June 13th - Father's Day Badge-a-Thon: Shed Dweller
- Day Two: June 14th - Father's Day Badge-a-Thon: Boys' Toys
- Day Three: June 15th - Father's Day Badge-a-Thon: DIY Ninja
- Day Four: June 16th - Father's Day Badge-a-Thon: The IoT of Chaps
- Day Five: June 17th - Father's Day Badge-a-Thon: The Maker
- Day Six: June 18th - Father's Day Badge-a-Thon: The Maker
- Day Seven: June 19th - Father's Day Badge-a-Thon: Day of the Dad
You don't have to bookmark one of these, but for inspiration...
- Arduino XBee Project: Silent Laser Tripwire Doorbell
- PIK3A: The Raspberry Pi 3 IKEA Retro Gaming Table
- LEGO Train Schedule - OLED & Arduino
- Plex media server using Raspberry Pi 3
- 10 BBC micro:bit - Falling Sprite Game
- Raspberry Pi IoT ticket printer
- Ultrasonic Reversing Monitor
- Build a virtual pet with CodeBug