One of the first places I came across electronics is though one of these 160 in ONE kits. Spring contacts made it easy to make circuits and every component was at your fingertips.
Accessibility and a simple ‘connect the dots’ procedure made this simple and fun to use.
Now we have progressed into a time of Arduino and Raspberry Pi for electronics. Moving away from the fundamentals they focus on higher level concepts of programming and integration with other devices. The Particle devices go even further making the connection to internet services like IFTTT abstracted.
So instead of making a cat sound, you can get a Push notification to your iPhone when your cat enters the house.