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Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit
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- Projects involve AM radio, burglar alarm and more
- Educational toy contains over 60 parts
- Requires 4 "AA" batteries (not included)
- AWARDS: The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products, Dr Toy Best Educational Products
- Contains over 60 Snap-Together parts. Build over 300 exciting projects.
- Clear and concise Illustrated Manual Included and Available Online.
- Build a Radio, Doorbell, burglar alarm and more
- No tools required
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Let your little one have fun learning to build circuits with these colorful Electronic Snap Circuits. Each one features more than 60 parts that easily snap together. The snap circuits toy can be used to make interesting circuits, encouraging educational play that teaches your little one about electricity. All of the parts have colored graphics that represent their real electronic names and symbols. This educational toy comes with a complete instruction manual and project guide that helps you to guide your child through exploring over 300 experiments. Some of the projects include making circuits for doorbells, radios, alarms, flash lights, laser light, street lamps, a lie detector and a fan modulator. This kids' snap circuits toy runs on four AA batteries that are sold separately. It is ideal for children age 8 years and older.
Give your child an exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics with Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits SC-300. This kit contains over 60 color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices. Recommended for children 8 and older, this set offers 305 do-it-yourself projects that will give your child an entertaining, concrete education on how electronics work.
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Snap Circuits comes with over 60 pieces to create 305 different electronic projects. The pieces, which include snap wires, a slide switch, a resistor, a microphone, and capacitors, snap together easily onto 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.
Simple, Fun Projects Let Kids Learn While They Play
With its easy-to-follow instructions, Snap Circuits gives your child a hands-on education in how electrical circuits run the everyday devices that they're familiar with. They'll also gain valuable lessons in building and in following instructions. The project manuals include large color illustrations and simple directions for each project.
The project list includes all of the projects included in the SC-100 set and 204 additional projects, including a photosensitive electronic organ, a lie detector, an AM radio, and a two-finger touch lamp. With these projects, children will experiment with electric switches, integrated circuits, digital circuits, fuses, and the transformation of circuit sounds into other sounds.
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 electric light and switch project that demonstrates how electricity is turned on and off with a switch. Further along, kids can put together a fire fan symphony, a water-detection alarm, a delayed-action fan, and more.
Design Your Own Circuits and Upgrade Your Kit
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 SC-300 can also be upgraded to the Snap Circuits Pro, Snap Circuits Extreme, or SCM-400 with the purchase of a UC-50, UC-70, or UC-100 upgrade kit, respectively. Kids will enjoy additional parts, manuals, and projects that'll take their kit--and their fun--to the next level.
Snap Circuits SC-300 requires four AA batteries, which are not included.
What's in the Box
Plastic snap-grid, 32 electrical components, and 2 project manuals.
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Top Customer Reviews
Not Snap Circuits!
I ordered this for my six-year-old son and we've loved every second of playing with this educational toy.
What makes it stand out?
1. Exceptionally good building instruction manuals. With clear directions in full-color, the two large manuals included with the SC-300 kit are perhaps the best manuals I've seen for anything I've ever purchased. They lay out all the projects possible with the kit and also the principles that govern how the projects work.
2. Rugged construction pieces. The electronics of the kit come attached to thick slabs of plastic which have spring-loaded button-snap connectors (as found on clothing) on the backside. Each piece is clearly marked, especially so for those electronics that attach in one specific current direction. The kit should last for a long time.
3. Clever construction system. The button-snap connectors are pure genius. Most of us parents know the electronic kits with spring terminals, but the snap system here outshines the kind we grew up with.
4. Three hundred projects in the SC-300 kit. Plenty of projects to keep the kids occupied on rainy summer days. I wish I'd had a kit this nice as a kid!
5. Good mix of electronics. A nice range of resistors, capacitors, ICs, and special function electronics, including photo sensors, speakers, sound sensors, motors, microphones, etc.
6. Superb value. Rarely can you buy a children's toy and get the feeling you truly received what you paid for. This kit's worth every dime--and then some.
About the only negative in this kit comes from knowing larger, even more complex Snap Circuit kits exist! You can never buy one large enough.
In short, if you've got a child interested in electronics, consider this a must-have. And even if your child's not showing that interest yet, this kit might be all they need to discover their inner electrical engineer.
My son and I love Snap Circuits. You will, too.
We were initially really disappointed since it looked like we'd be returning what had seemed like the perfect gift, but my son assured me that another of these sets would only EXPAND his fun, increasing his ability to build more elaborate projects. After seeing our grandson's excitement and sense of accomplishment while deftly putting together (with a few reminders from Dad) a couple of different contraptions, we knew we'd struck gold with this set. There are two separate instruction manuals included (I'll list the individual projects in the last couple of paragraphs - there are a bunch, so just skip it if you don't need that much nitty gritty.) If you have a budding electrical engineer in your home, we're betting he/she gets as much enjoyment out of this set as our grandson (and his dad!) already have, with many more hours of "bonding" ahead of them!
Experiments 1-101: Electric Light & Switch; DC Motor & Switch; Sound Activated Switch; Adjusting Sound Level; Lamp & Fan in Series; Lamp & Fan in Parallel; Light Emitting Diode; One Direction for LED; Conduction Detector; Space War Alarm Combo; Flying Saucer; Decreasing Saucer Lift; Two-Speed Fan; The Fuse; Musical Doorbell; Momentary Alarm; Alarm Circuit; Laser Gun; Space War; Light Switch; Paper Space War; Light Police Siren; four More Loud Sounds projects; Clap Sounds; four More Clap Sounds projects; Voice Light Diode; Voice Control; Motor Space Sounds; Motor Space Light; Space Battle (II); Silent Space Battle; Periodic Sounds; Blinking Double Flashlight; Motor Controlled Sounds; four More Motor Sounds projects; Light-Controlled Flicker; More Sound Effects; This OR That; This AND That; Neither This NOR That; Not This AND That; Reflection Detector; Quieter Reflection Detector; Flashing Laser Light with Sound; Space War Flicker; Spinning Rings; Strobe the House Lights; Race Game; Using Parts as Conductors; Spin Draw; Space War Flicker Motor; five Light-Controlled Sounds projects; Electronic Bombing Game; Quiet Zone Game; Space War Music Combo; Space War Siren; Quiet Water Alarm; Light-Controlled Lamp; Voice-Controlled Lamp; Motor-Controlled Lamp; Light-Controlled LED; Sound-Controlled Time Delay LED; Motor-Controlled Time Delay LED; Space War Flicker LED; Music AND Gate; Flash and Tone; Lamp, Speaker & Fan in Parallel; Pencil Alarm; Pencil Alarm Variants; Fun with the Alarm IC; two Motor Sounds Combo projects; Music Alarm Combo; two Bomb Sound projects; Light-Controlled LED (II); Touch Light; Touch Sound; Wacky Sounds; Wackier Sounds; Really Wacky Sounds; Noisier Water Space War; Light/Water Space War; OR/AND Space War Light; Simple Water Alarm; Simple Salt Water Alarm; Ambulance Water Alarm; Ambulance Contact Alarm.
Projects 102-305: Batteries in Series; Ticking Screecher; Spacey Fan; Two-Transistor Light Alarm; Light-controlled Alarm; Automatic Street Lamp; Voice-controlled Rays of Light; Blowing Off the Electric Light; Adjustable Tone Generator; Photosensitive Electronic Organ; Electronic Cicada; Light & Sounds; four More Light & Sounds projects; Motor Speed Detector; Old-Style Typewriter; Optical Transmitter & Receiver; Space War Sounds Controlled By Light; Space War Radio; The Lie Detector; NPN Amplifier; PNP Amplifier; Sucking Fan; Blowing Fan; PNP Collector; PNP Emitter; NPN Collector; NPN Emitter; NPN Collector - Motor; NPN Emitter - Motor; Buzzing in the Dark; Touch Buzzer; High Frequency Touch Buzzer; High Frequency Water Buzzer; Mosquito; High Sensitivity Voice Doorbell; Louder Doorbell; Very Loud Doorbell; Doorbell with Button; Darkness Announcer; Musical Motion Detector; Radio Music Alarm; Daylight Music Radio; Night Music Radio; Night Gun Radio; Radio Gun Alarm; Daylight Gun Radio; Blow Off a Space War; Series Lamps; Parallel Lamps; two Fire Fan Symphony projects; two Fan Symphony projects; two Police Car Symphony projects; two Ambulance Symphony projects; two Static Symphony projects; Capacitors in Series; Capacitors in Parallel; Water Detector; Saltwater Detector; NPN Light Control; NPN Dark Control; PNP Light Control; PNP Dark Control; Red & Green Control; Current Controllers; Current Equalizing; Battery Polarity Tester; Blow Off a Doorbell; Blow Off a Candle; Blow On a Doorbell; Blow On a Candle; Screaming Fan; Whining Fan; Light Whining; More Light Whining; Motor That Won't Start; Whiner; Lower Pitch Whiner; Hummer; Adjustable Metronome; Quiet Flasher; Hissing Foghorn; Hissing & Clicking; Video Game Engine Sound; Light Alarm; Brighter Light Alarm; Lazy Fan; Laser Light; Water Alarm; Radio Announcer; three Pitch projects; Flooding Alarm; three Make Your Own Battery projects; four Tone Generator projects; three More Tone Generator projects; Music Radio Station; Alarm Radio Station; Standard Transistor Circuit; Motor & Lamp by Sound; Fading Siren; Fast Fade Siren; Laser Gun with Limited Shots; two Symphony of Sounds projects; Transistor Amplifiers; Pressure Meter; Resistance Meter; Auto-Off Night-Light; Discharging Caps; Changing Delay Time; Morse Code Generator; LED Code Teacher; Ghost Shriek Machine; LED & Speaker; Dog Whistle; Mind Reading Game; Enhanced Quiet Zone Game; Capacitor Charge & Discharge; Sound Wave Magic; Space War Amplifier; Trombone; Race Car Engine; Power Amplifier; Feedback Kazoo; AM Radio; two Fire Engine Symphony projects; Vibration or Sound Indicator; Two-Finger Touch Lamp; One-Finger Touch Lamp; two Space Battle projects; Multi-Speed Light Fan; Light & Finger Light; Storing Electricity; Lamp Brightness Control; Electric Fan; Radio Music Burglar Alarm; Light Dimmer; Motion Detector; Fan Modulator; Oscillator 0.5-30Hz; Sound Pulse Oscillator; Motion Detector; Motor Rotation; two Motor Delay Fan projects; High Pitch Bell; Steamboat Whistle; Steamship; Light NOR Gate; Noise-Activated Burglar Alarm; Motor-Activated Burglar Alarm; Light-Activated Burglar Alarm; Photoresistor Control; Microphone Control; Pressure Alarm; Power Microphone; LED Fan Rotation Indicator; Space War Sounds with LED; Sound Mixer; Sound Mixer Fan Driver; Electric Fan Stopped by Light; Motor & Lamp; Start-Stop Delay; Mail Notifying System; Mail Notifying Electronic Bell; Mail Notifying Electronic Lamp; Twice-Amplified Oscillator; Quick Flicking LED; AM Radio with Transistors; AM Radio (II); Music Amplifier; Delayed Action Lamp; Delayed Action Fan; Police Siren Amplifier; Lasting Doorbell; Lasting Clicking; Quieting a Motor; Transistor Fading Siren; Fading Doorbell; Blowing Space War Sounds; Adjustable Time Delay Fan; Adjustable Time Delay Lamp (II); Adjustable Time Delay Fan (II); Watch Light; Delayed Bedside Fan.
This is a very clever set, you just put together the parts they give you to create the projects. They are easy to assemble using the snaps. It is highly interactive and much more productive than watching TV or playing electronic games. Although it is not highly educational, it is a great toy for any child interested in science. I admit after few weeks, they stopped playing with it. When I asked them do they like it, they said yes it’s fun. Hopefully they'll play with it again soon. But I don't intend on buying the other sets as I don't think it'll interest them for long.