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Discover Electronics Kit Version 2

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Discover Electronics! Harness the power of the electron to create games, toys and contraptions with the fundamental components found in this kit. Follow the easy instructions to make a light detector, LED flasher, noisemaker and more. Once you master the basics, you'll be ready to create your own circuits.

Everything you need to get started is right in the box, including switches, buttons, diodes, capacitors, transistors and regulators. Learn the concepts of resistance, capacitance, voltage and current with the step-by-step project manual and online video course. All the projects build on each other so by the end of the manual, you will be able to make your own electronic creations. Great introduction to electronics for all ages. By Sparkle Labs. (Requires 4 AA batteries, not included.)

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
kit suggestions July 15, 2012
Reviewer: Richard Flores from Pleasant Hill, CA United States  
I believe I have version 1 of this and, so, don't know if my comments are still valid for the version 2.  I love the idea behind this kit and the guide book and packaging are a perfect format for my 10 year old son.  I would make a couple of suggestions, however.  I would have chosen components with thicker leads.  The thin leads on the lower power resistors are just too difficult to plug into the bread board and they bend so easily, they often lean against and short with other components.  1/2 watt resistors (though more than needed for the projects) would have been better in this regard. It makes using these discouraging for a child.  Secondly, I think the holes are easier to see on a white breadboard than the clear one provided.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Great selection of parts February 27, 2010
Reviewer: Bret Pettichord from Austin, TX United States  
This has a really nice set of parts to get started. The manual, however, is hard to follow, somewhat incomplete, and occasionally wrong. I also got the Make:Electronics book, and that helped a lot.

The transistor diagram (on the envelope) incorrectly labels the leads of the transistor they provide. The Make:Electronics book gave me the guidance I needed to find and understand the datasheet for this component so that I could confirm that this diagram was backwards.

It is hard for me to understand how this error occurred and why they don't include an errata with the kit.

In summary, a great collection of parts for the beginner, including a really colorful collection of LED's. But you should plan on getting an introductory manual from somewhere else.

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  8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Great kit - but poorly edited November 24, 2009
Reviewer: Rob from Richmond, BC Canada  
I am an electrical engineer and I bought this kit for my nephew. It's the only beginners kit I've seen that uses actual components and a breadboard, just like I would use for my own projects except with more documentation aimed at beginners to explain what the components are and how to use them. I was very impressed till I read the manual. The images are great and it will be easy for someone to put the circuits together, but it reads like someone interviewed an electronics specialist, then wrote the manual and never got the final draft edited by someone who actually knows electronics. There are some outright errors, and several descriptions that are misleading. On the whole, though, I recommend it.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Great for beginner June 4, 2009
Reviewer: Carl Ehrett from Chicago, IL United States  
This was perfect.  Easy to understand, but still informative and not pitched too low, even for an adult beginner like me.  Comes with great materials, useful once you've finished the fun projects in the book.  Glad I got this gem!

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  2 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
GREAT KIT March 24, 2009
Reviewer: Helen Aker from Brazil, IN United States  
I loved this kit i learnd alot from it

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