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Snap Circuits Lights Electronics Discovery Kit
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- Hands-on introduction to electronics
- Make real working circuits and devices
- Make over 175 projects with over 55 colorcoded circuit components
- Plug in your in your iPhone or android phone or any MP3 player and see your ciruits react
- Snap Circuits have received several AWARDs: National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products
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All Kinds of Lights and Light ICs
Elenco Electronics has been supplying schools, universities and businesses with quality education tools, components and kits for over 40 years.
- ALL SNAP CIRCUITS MODULES ARE FULLY COMPATIBLE
Learn While Doing
Snap Circuits Electronic Discovery Kits
Give your child an exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics with Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits Light. This innovative kit contains over 55 color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices. Recommended for children 8 and older, this set offers 175 plus do-it-yourself projects that will give your child an entertaining, concrete education on how electronics work.
- No Soldering
- No Tools
- It's a Snap
Create Working Electronic Circuits
Snap Circuits comes with over 55 pieces to create 175 different electronic projects. The pieces include snap wires, a color changing LED, Glow-in-the-dark propeller, infrared receiver, strobe IC and much, much more. They all snap together easily on the included plastic grid -- no soldering required. Each piece is numbered and color-coded to make identifying them easy. These components combine to create working circuit boards just like the ones found inside televisions, radios, and other electronic devices.
Grow as You Go
Because the projects are arranged in order of complexity, kids can build on their skills as they progress through the manual. The lessons start out with a simple LED light and switch project that demonstrates how electricity is turned on and off with a switch. Other projects include: Infrared Detector, Stobe Light with spinning patterns, Color Changing LED, Glow-in-the-Dark Flying Fan, Strobe integrated circuit (IC), Fiber Optic communication,
Color organ controlled by iPod or other MP3 Player and many more.
- Age: 8 and Up
- 175+ Projects
- 55+ Snap Modules
Combine Your Kits and Design Your Own Circuits
Once children have mastered several of the techniques introduced in this kit, they can use the components to experiment and create their own customized circuits and electronic devices. The Snap Circuits Light Snap Modules can be combined with parts from other Snap Circuits kits that'll take their kit - - and their fun - - to the next level.
Snap Circuits Light requires four AA batteries, not included.
Watch and be amazed at what your music can do with the new Snap Circuits Lights. Connect your iPod or any MP3 player and enjoy your music as the lights change to the beat. Features: Infrared Detector, Strobe Light, Color Changing LED, Lighted and Glow-in-the-Dark Fans, Strobe integrated circuit (IC), Fiber Optic communication, Color organ controlled by iPod or other MP3 player, voice or finger.
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|Item Dimensions||13.25 x 18.25 x 2.4 in||2 x 10 x 15 in||13.2 x 18.9 x 2.1 in||12 x 14 x 2.5 in||6 x 7.68 x 0.79 in||12 x 15.75 x 2.5 in|
Top customer reviews
This is a wonderful product. I first tried a couple of experiments with my 6 year old son - making the flying saucer fly, and the lights change with your voice. He was fascinated and wowed and loved it and wanted to play with it over his tablet and video games, which is really saying something!!
I next used it with an 8 year old who I am tutoring in general science. He also loved it instantly and wanted to play with it non-stop! And I want to play with it too!! It is a great idea, and fun to build experiments and play with.
It is a really great interactive, fun, educational and learning device masquerading as a fun toy. What's better than that??
My cautions- while the 8 year old did build circuits on his own, I returned the following week to find batteries reversed and circuits not working. I could not leave my 6 year old son alone with it, for fear he would damage the components.
So there is a minimum age child for whom should not play with it alone. And some experiments don't work or don't work well. I tried the dripping faucet strobe and that didn't work, same with a few others. But even then, it went towards being educational as I spun it as that is what happens with science and scientists- experiments don't always work, things don't always go as planned, go on to the next experiment as a true scientist. And that seemed to inspire the 8 year old and appealed to him.
As for those who say it doesn't really teach electricity or electronics, that is largely up to the parent or adult who is working with the child. I explained about current flow and electrons needing a closed circuit vs open circuit (and later about different types of energy like electrical and light energy and how they can be interconverted, as in the experiments using LEDs and phototransistors.)
The 8 year old asked after a week playing with it why there were different numbers for different resistors, which proved a perfect springboard to explain current and resistance using an LED and the different resistors affecting the brightness of the LED - which I'm sure is an experiment (or a few...)
Yes, many experiments are a variation on a theme.. so don't expect 175 unique experiments (or whatever they advertise) but there are enough experiments to go through. Best results will be if you take a few minutes to try experiments out before you do them with your child so as to weed out the weaker ones from the gee-whiz wow ones..
Soo- if you have a curious kid and if you are prepared to do a little explaining and not just hand it over to your child and walk away, this is an amazing kit that I wish I had as a kid!!
I am very pleased with this product and plan to buy more Snap Circuits kits in the future.