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Electronic Playground 50-in-one

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  • Build over 50 Electronic projects including finger touch lamp, metal detector, transistor radio, alarm
  • Learn about voltage, current, resistors, capacitors and much more
  • Uses spring hook-up method
  • Requires 1 "9V" battery
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Product Description

Have you ever wondered how those finger-touch lamps really work? Discover the answer to this question and more on the 50-in-1 Electronic Playground. The "playground" is a kit of easy-to-build projects that will teach you how more than 50 electronic circuits work including those in a finger-touch lamp, voltmeter, alarm, electronic keyboard, transistor radio and more. No tools or soldering required! Components just snap onto the built-in breadboard. A great way to learn about voltage, current, resistance and more, the playground comes with an easy-to-read 76-page illustrated instruction manual.

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The Electronic Playground & Learning Center is a great way to introduce kids to the world of electronics. Easy-to-build circuits teach the operation of over 50 electronic circuits, without requiring the use of any tools or soldering. Learn about the use of voltage, currents, resistance, resistors, capacitors, and about many other electronic principles and components. The Electronic Playground & Learning Center is easy to understand and comes fully assembled with all electronic parts and step-by-step instructions. It requires one 9-volt battery (not included). --Chris Livesay

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 3.8 x 12.5 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00000IUD2
  • Item model number: EP-50
  • Our recommended age: 10 - 12 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 - 12 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,447 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

A great toy for my kids to learn the basics of circuitry.
Neil
The projects are very straight forward and the the wiring guides are as easy as "connect the dots" (really!).
Michael F. Frey
They really like the am radio transmitter where they could here themselves on the radio.
Jeff

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

94 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Michael F. Frey on January 9, 2004
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The Electronic Playground reminds me very much of the type of electronics kit I had when I was young. I bought this for my son who is 6. While the instructions and details were a little above his head the kit was not. The projects are very straight forward and the the wiring guides are as easy as "connect the dots" (really!). My only minor complaint is that the frame is a bit flimsier (paper and plastic)then I would like.
My son and I did two projects in about 2 hours (two of the smaller ones) and I was able to use the kit to make some customizations (leverage the variable resistor add a light to the electronic buzzer etc.) and show him how circuits/components can be expanded and improved.
But beyond the ease of use the instruction booklet is really quite an excellent resource on basic electronics. For an older child the kit could/should provide a pretty good grounding (pardon the pun). The combination of straight forward instructions (so you get get things to work) and well written explanations (so you know why they work) is great.
I really can't wait to do more projects with my son or ....
maybe I'll just borrow it at night and do them myself.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on July 31, 2003
This IS the best educational toy I have ever seen! With all the bells and whistles you could possibly want, it's the perfect way to start your kid learning electronics. I would suggest being at least 11 years old though because the going can get a little tough for younger kids after the 10th of 50 experiments! The only problem is you might not want to put it on something unstable because it is a little delicate. Otherwise enjoy a nice gift for someone just starting electronics!
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By K. Iverson on October 3, 2010
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I purchased this for my 8 yo son who had an interest in learning more about electronics. My elder 11 yo daughter was not interested in sharing her snap circuits set (she has the SC-500). We were not interested in making a large initial investment. While I really like the snap circuits and the easy directions and ease of assembling different projects / experiements; but I prefer the electronic playground for the instructional manual. The manual does a very good job of explaining what is going on, for examples, how do resisters work, what are their puposes. It questions the student to come up with real life uses of a resister such as in a light dimmer.

The playground is made of relatively inexpensive cardboard (really wish that they would have used something that felt more sturdy). However, it was very easy for my son to wire between the different pieces. He did not have any problem following the provided instructions. With the additional background that was provided, he was able to take the intended lesson and further explore on his own .... and understand what he was doing. With the Snap Circuits Pro, I did not feel like my daughter was given enough information to freely and easily experiment. Interesting that they seem to be made by the same manufacturer. My daughter has had her set for 3 years so maybe things have changed.

This was a very inexpensive way to provide a great introduction to electronics. My middle child was following along with my son and agreeing with all of the written explanations she learned at school for why the experirments worked. As an intro kit, there is certainly quite a lot that they teach the kid thru the many "experiements" and it is a good guide to test a child's interest in electronics before committing to a much more expensive set.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Sail Away on January 25, 2012
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We bought this for a boy (age 10 1/2). He found it interesting for a while, but grew tired of it quickly. If you have a child who is really into tinkering with electronics, etc., then this might be a good choice. Otherwise, it might become boring too quickly. Once the user gets a feel for how each of the included circuits, resistors, etc. work, then there's not much left.

As a parent, I will add that the guidebook which comes with this kit is very informative. It provides a lot of easy-to-understand introductory information on circuits and similar topics. My son seemed interested while we did a few of the lessons and projects together during some "father/son" time. I think this type of information is good for developing brains, since it gives children a brand new topic to analyze and absorb; it also gives them a basic understanding our our "electrical world".

In summary, I have mixed feelings. If you have a child who shows a liking or interest in this type of toy (assembling, testing, doing small projects, taking apart his/her current electronics toys to see how they work, etc.), then this might be a good choice. But, I cannot pound the table and say this is a "great" toy. It's a "good" toy for the right child. If you think your child might be the "right" child, then I encourage you to give it a try!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. B. Kramer on March 28, 2009
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I got this for my ten year old son who was interested in electricity and electronics. We have been going thru the lessons one at a time and he has been learning a lot. The book that comes with the toy is written so that he can understand the concepts of resistance and capacitance which is as far as we have gotten so far.

The toy is lightly built and would probably be reduced to junk outside of adult supervision but it is sturdy enough for him to use when supervised.
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