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ITEM#: 13021890Kids can build a working crystal radio that will pick up radio stations with this activities kit. This crystal radio kit allows children to experiment with radio waves while learning chemistry basics.
- One diode
- One base
- Four rubber bands
- One tuning rod
- Two connecting wires
- One coil wire
- One sand paper
- Three nuts
- One earphone
- Three bolts
- Four washers
- One coil tube
- One tuning ball and one instruction manual
- No batteries required
- Meets or exceeds ASTM F 963
- Dimensions: 9.1 inches high x 7 inches wide x 2.35 deep
- Age recommendation: 8 years and up
- Model: 2012
|Gender||Boys, Girls, Unisex|
|Country of Origin||China|
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This kit just not worth it at any price. It is flimsy and it is very difficut to get the coil to contact the tuner. Also, it requires an antenna wire that is a lot longer than what is supplied. They want you to hold the short wire and be the antenna. Then you can't work the radio. Also, they want you to ground the kit to a water faucet by holding the end of a wire to the faucet. So, one hand to hold the ground, one hand to tune, one hand to be the antenna and one hand to hold the kit together to get the coil in contact with the tuner. So, it will get quite crowded with all of these people around this tiny kit, Junk~~~Read More
Have you ever made your own radio? A radio that needs NO ELECTRICITY; there's no need to plug it into an electric socket, no need to buy batteries for it, no need to turn a generator crank, no need for a solar panel, even. THIS IS THAT RADIO. It's as close to magic as science gets. Get one of these, put it together, and prepare to be amazed; if this doesn't amaze you, I don't know what will. You'll even learn something about radio waves, antennas, and wave propagation, if you aren't careful....Read More
Difficult and confusing for most kids to put together for the recommended age group, but overall, a decently made productRead More
Sorry but he never told me he put it together....thought it was a creative, fun gift for a 12 yr. old.Read More
We used the instructions and in the end, it didn't work.Read More
Great gift for the grandchildrenRead More
Really fun but a bit difficultRead More
Fast service. Great product. Thank youRead More
Questions & Answers
Wanted a simple crystal radio kit for grandson--this is the best buy I found
We have a cottage on an island in Lake Huron. In the summer I have craft/education time with the kids.
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