Discover the digital world with this unique introduction to electronics.
Follow the story of Robert M-3, a young robot in the year 2069, who is
beginning his education in electronics with an apprenticeship to Sirius
Armstrong, the chief electrical engineer on an enormous space station
orbiting Earth. As you read about Robertís lessons in electronics, you
will conduct experiments alongside him using your Electronics Workshop
Start by assembling simple circuits with blinking LEDs and resistors,
as Robert travels from Earth to the space station. Once there, he goes
from department to department, fixing electrical systems and devices,
while you work alongside him.
In the Mars Department, you attend to tasks in the space stationís
oxygen-supplying greenhouses, such as building moisture sensors for the
planters and a timer for controlling oxygen levels. Here, you learn
about current, voltage, and resistance. In the Uranus Department, you
repair malfunctioning sensors on robots, build a battery tester to test
Robertís power supply, and conduct experiments with his transistors and
You continue through six more departments, learning about the space
stationís security, communications, cleaning, entertainment, and
educational systems, while getting increasingly advanced lessons in
By the end, you and Robert will have earned the rank of Space
Electronics Assistant First Class. Electronics Workshop 1 is a
captivating combination of reading and science, with fanciful stories
that enliven the experiments, making for a fun learning experience.
Full-color, 68-page experiment manual. Ages 10 and up.