Learning about electronics can be so much fun - especially when the kit is as easy, breezy, and educational as the Elenco Snap Circuits 300 Experiments. A great way to kindle an early passion for electronics, this all-in-one set contains over 60 color-d circuit components that snap easily together to create 305 do-it-yourself projects. Wires, a slide switch, resistors, a microphone, capacitors - it's all here, not to mention a plastic grid that doesn't require messy, dangerous soldering. The color coding and numbered pieces are perfect for young minds, and the set is recommended for ages eight and up. You'll need to add four AA batteries (not included). About Elenco Electronics, Inc. Elenco Electronics, Inc., was founded in 1972 by two electronic engineers. (The company's name is the first two letters of the words ''Electronic Engineering Corporation.'') Located in Wheeling, Ill., the company has grown from that two-man operation in a garage to a workforce numbering more than 50. And the company's products have broadened to meet customers' needs, now reaching telecommunication, education, toy, electric, and engineering fields. Through it all, Elenco's founding principle has remained the same: efficiently design long-lasting, high-quality products. Build over 300 projects such as AM radios, burglar alarms, and more. Contains over 60 parts mounted on plastic modules. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Makes learning electronics easy and fun. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
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.
Snap Circuits SC-300
At a Glance:
Age: 8 and up
Requirements: 4 AA batteries (not included)
Warranty: Warranted against manufacturer's defects
UC-50: Upgrades to SC-500
UC-70: Upgrades to SC-750
UC-100: Upgrades to SCM-400
AC-SNAP: Battery replacement kit
Create Working Electronic Circuits
Build 305 different electronic projects. View larger.
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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.
|Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 ||Snap Circuits SC-300 ||Snap Circuits Pro SC-500 ||Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750 |
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