Bright Spark Professional Edition
Understanding how electricity and electrical circuits work can be quite entertaining, provided that a set of appropriate tools are at hand. As instructive and useful as a book may be, it's always a better alternative to try something that offers practical demonstrations alongside textual information.
Bright Spark Professional Edition combines all the above in one package and from a fun and easy to use interface it is possible to start learning the basics of electronics. The theoretical part can be really helpful for school children as it approaches a lot of topics and provides all the necessary explanations.
Insofar as the practical samples are concerned, there is a special area dedicated to circuits and their functioning. Thus, anyone can learn about all sort of switches like those for various lights, alarms, even doorbells and motors are depicted.
Interacting with the sample circuits is a very simple task since all you have to do is turn some switches on or off to see how electricity flows through the designated path to light up a bulb or put some other components in motion.
The great thing about Bright Spark Professional Edition is that it allows users to design their own circuits using the components they learned about. With the help of the elements that are provided in the Bright Spark Gallery one can easily create basic or advanced circuits.
Besides cells, batteries, variable voltage sliders, resistors and capacitors, there are various diodes and transistors available, gates, switches and even temperature sensors. For the output, Bright Spark Professional Edition allows the use of bulbs, buzzers, LEDs, motors, solenoids and relays.
In case you need a measurement tool, you will be glad to see that the essentials are at your disposal. Thus, you can use ammeters, voltmeters, analogue or digital multimeters, as well as oscilloscopes. On the whole, it's clear that Bright Spark Professional Edition is very well equipped and it can certainly make learning about electricity and circuits a lot of fun.