Computer Engineering for Babies

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With two buttons and an LED, the book explores basic computer logic gates, including NOT, OR, AND, XOR and a Latch. The book uses light sensors to detect which page is open and change the operands accordingly.

Please take a moment to ask yourself honestly if you:

  • have a baby

  • are planning on having a baby

  • are interested in computer engineering

  • will be attending a baby shower in the next 1-6 months

  • have a friend that looks like they might have a baby

  • are planning to be interested in computer engineering

  • know a computer engineer that acts like a baby

  • skipped the first two days of CE150

  • are learning how to read

If you fall into any of these categories, then you should definitely get a few of these.

“I just received my copy of the book and it really smashed all my expectations! The quality of the pages is top notch, the button click is excitingly satisfying and the overall presentation is superb. Thank you.”
— Chaosteil

“Language, logic, and blinking lights? How can you not love this!”
— /u/sceadwian

“Just arrived. This is so amazingly cool! 😍🥳👏”
— robert l.

“I see you're marketing it to babies but as a Senior EE University student I'm considering getting this.”
— /u/mulv1336

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When my oldest was a year old, he would demand that I hold him in the air so he could flip the light switches. Each time he flipped the switch, he would jerk his head around to check the room and confirm that the lights had successfully toggled. He would have done it for hours if my arms had the strength.

This book is inspired by my sons' curiosity, and a hope that I might be able fuel that curiosity, and keep them entertained without having to suspend them in the air to toggle light switches.

Frequently Asked questions

The book takes a coincell (CR2032) battery that is secured with a screw. The battery should last 5-10 years. To remove it, you can undo the flap in the back, remove the safety screw, and then slide the battery out with a plastic tool or if you have really grippy fingers.

If you can't get the AND page to light up. Try pressing both buttons at the same time.

If two of the internal pages are acting the same, then the most likely cause is that one of the holes didn't get punched out all the way. In which case you should be able to just punch it out with a pencil or something.

Otherwise, reach out to me via email or through the contact-us page and I'll get you squared away with a replacement.

Customer Reviews

Based on 503 reviews
Hillary M Lowe
Pretty cool book

My 7 month old hasn't quite gotten interested in pushing the buttons yet; she just wants to chew on it. The book is good quality and once she's a little older, I think it will be a good learning/playing tool. I don't regret buying!

Tim Reynard


Zurab Kakabadze
Great Book

Great Book

Matthew May
Functions as described. Fun for big and small

Who doesn't like to press a button? Probably our little one's favourite activity. Looking forward to the day that she'll understand the diagrammatic logic concept behind what is being experienced going on

Lukas Fiel
great present but could be more

i love this book and ordered one as soon as i got a child. I even ordered two more for friends.

in the end i was a little sad about the amount of pages and the thick backplate. there for sure is potential.

as wenn i suggest a qrcode on every page, leading to an explanation. so parents could explain a little more detail about the circuits.

another thing i mentioned was: if this book is used in dark rooms, it will not work as it uses photoresistors.

dont get me wrong: i love this book. i am just mentioning potential