FOR KIDS. AND SENIOR EE’S.
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.”
“Language, logic, and blinking lights? How can you not love this!”
“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.”
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.
I love the buttons, basic circuit design symbols which takes me back to my engineering days, and it will make a great gift for engineer parent friends!
This book is the perfect introduction to computer engineering for babies, but it's for everyone who wants to start learning about computer hardware logic. That's just about everyone. I bought this as a baby gift and had to "read" it to ensure it worked. (It does.) I enjoyed reviewing the basics of circuit logic using buttons and lights. I built something similar when I was young using dry-cell batteries and a light bulb. There's something about handling a small machine, interactive and compelling.
I can finally explain the basics to management.
Thank you for taking the time and putting in the effort to make such a fun and well made book!
I don’t normally do reviews. However, because the customer support was so stellar I felt compelled.
My first order never arrived. I had forgot to pay attention when it was supposed to arrive. However, I was asked to give the book a review. I replied to the email and support looked up the tracking info and told me they would send another.
I bought this book for my 17 month old grandson. He enjoys figuring out how the buttons work in different scenarios. I like the quality of the switches and the quality of the book overall. It's a good purchase and it's nice to have something different in the children's book category.