The STEM-X1 is a unique DIY electronic kit for educators, students and curious makers. It provides a hands-on way to learn the basics of binary arithmetic through digital electronics.
STEM-X1: Learn the basics of binary arithmetic the hands-on way
The STEM-X1 is a beautifully engineered DIY electronic kit which enables you to build your own 4-bit adder / subtractor and learn the basics of binary arithmetic. It is a unique and hands-on STEM activity which blends computing theory with practical digital electronics.
The kit comes as a complete collection of through-hole components and a beautifully engineered STEM-X1 PCB. And our easy to follow assembly guide will enable you to build and operate a fully working 4-bit adder and subtractor.
The assembled kit enables you to perform 4-bit addition and subtraction through an array of ultra-bright LEDs, so you can really see and understand how binary works. All you need to bring is a trusty soldering iron and a steady hand!
Our kits are a fun and rewarding soldering activity for educators, students and makers. The STEM-X1 supports STEM learning by blending core computing concepts with a real electronics application, so you can connect theory and practice in an intuitive and hands-on way!
The STEM-X1 is the perfect tool for teaching computing concepts in a fun, memorable and hands-on way. It enables you to bring abstract theory to life using real hardware - reinforcing classroom learning.
Learn the basics of binary arithmetic in a memorable and enjoyable way. The STEM-X1 is the perfect learning tool to complement your understanding and enables you to calculate and check 4-bit arithmetic at the press of a button!
Looking for a rewarding weekend electronics project or STEM activity without spending a fortune? ARITH-MATIC kits are a perfect learning activity for curious individuals, family or friends and an ideal project for practicing soldering skills.
Coming soon: The STEM-X1 is the latest kit from ARITH-MATIC, it is currently in pre-production and will be arriving in autumn 2019.
What's included in the STEM-X1 Kit?
The kit contains all the through-hole electronic components you’ll need to build a working 4-bit adder /subtractor, and includes:
- STEM-X1 Mainboard PCB (85m x 75mm)
- Backplate PCB (with screws and nuts for mounting)
- Electronic Components Kit
- STEM-X1 Assembly Guide (downloadable .pdf - English language only)
The kit is supplied with a comprehensive assembly guide (as a downloadable .pdf - English language only) which provides clear instructions of how to fully construct the STEM-X1. The assembly guide also includes a primer on binary addition and subtraction (using two's complement) for those unfamiliar with binary arithmetic.
The STEM-X1 is recommended for ages 14+ and some soldering experience is required to construct the kit.