12 Jun 2010

A very young trainee engineer?

This afternoon I had some "help" from a budding radio engineer aged 2.5yrs - my young grandson. We were in the lab mending a toy fire engine (see picture) but he was more interested in twiddling the audio generator and listening to the tones and watching these on the oscilloscope. To see the video go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRwaT9s6ZHM

4 comments:

g4ilo said...

My father, though he was never a radio amateur, used to build and tinker with audio stuff. I think it was as much the components with their coloured bands and strange markings, and the tubes with their intricate internal structures, that started my interest in electronics. Perhaps 2.5 years is a bit young to let loose with a few bits from your junk box...

Dave said...

My 6 year old daughter is fascinated by all the noises and voices that come out of my Rx, She likes to tune and make funny noises from beat carriers etc. She also can call CQ and recite a lot of the phonetic alphabet. Minds of this age are a sponge and I do all I can to explain the "magic" of radio. Who knows where it will lead.

73 G8JGO

Ricardo - CT2GQV said...

It's a thrill for him and for a lot of us... :) we are all children, just a little bigger!

Roger G3XBM said...

My little grandson has now gone home, so I've got the bedroom shack and the lab back again. Although we miss him already, it does mean I can get on with my experimenting and operating.