How do I choose a project?
There are many ideas for projects online, almost too many!
These simple considerations – fun, resources and jobs for all – help make the choice.
Sounds like fun?
Fun comes in many ways – it may be making something beautiful or which sounds exciting, investigating an idea that you are curious about or creating a product that is useful and works to meet a challenge.
Got the necessary software & hardware?
Most software is free, accessible on the internet or can be downloaded. Some projects need extra equipment – these can often be bought online from electronics suppliers, so check prices, availability and delivery before committing!
Work to do for everyone and a variety of roles?
For a family group you want to find projects that involve everyone in the family – making and decorating can give opportunity to younger kids, design and programming can suit older kids. Different roles – organiser, designer, programmer and reviewer can also keep everyone involved.
Places to look
Here are some web sites with ideas for projects: