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This is a snap!!,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
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This review is from: Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 (Toy)
This is the ideal kit to get your child on the road to understanding electricity. Everything just snaps together like building blocks, and there's no need for screwdrivers, soldering irons, electrical tape or testers.
The instruction manual is easy to read, and includes diagrams for 101 projects. With a little help for the first few, a child can easily work their way through the book with minimal adult supervision.
The video shows a few of the projects - a switch circuit with light bulb, running a DC motor and fan, a Space War alarm combo, and a flying saucer. There's also a clip of a lamp and fan in series, showing that the fan takes a while to turn at full speed because of inertia.
There are also games, sirens, projects activated by clapping or light, and projects that introduce digital circuits. There are three kits that are more advanced, but you can also get upgrade kits to take each to the next level.
If you're looking for an educational toy that your child will really enjoy, I recommend you put this one on your list.
Amanda Richards, December 30, 2007
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Initial post: Dec 29, 2007 9:05:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 29, 2007 9:07:27 PM PST
A Star is born!! And he already knows a lot more about electricity that I do. Nice video, A!
Posted on Dec 29, 2007 9:42:19 PM PST
! Metamorpho ;) says:
This review is shocking! Positively shocking!
yours from the lecture circuit ----Metamorpho ;)
Posted on Dec 29, 2007 10:01:25 PM PST
R. Kyle says:
What a live wire he is!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2007 3:00:32 AM PST
Yeah - he thinks he's such a bright spark :)
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2007 3:00:59 AM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2007 3:03:30 AM PST
Well, you don't expect him to get any grounding from ME, now do ya? :)
Posted on Dec 30, 2007 11:41:40 AM PST
K. Corn says:
I'm breathless from trying to keep up with your electrifying posts.
Caution: don't let kids play with this in the shower or bathtub. Should be obvious but...well, let's just say I knew a kid, still living but only by the grace of my vigilance.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007 11:43:49 AM PST
K. Corn says:
I have a Flip. Could I do a video review too? Wow! I'm impressed, you upped the curve again.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2007 12:12:42 PM PST
It works with 2 AA batteries, so I guess it doesn't pack that much of a punch, but still it's an excellent plan not to play with this in the bathtub :)
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2007 12:14:42 PM PST
Anybody can do a video review, but unless you can do it right in one shot it takes some editing.
The Flip has editing software and you can add music to your videos, but if you want to get fancy you'll need to import the footage into another programme like Windows Movie Maker.