Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits

Boxed toy for easily snapping together circuits to light things up or make noises, etc.

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Fun toy for putting together circuits that make noises and flash lights, etc.  I imagine you could probably learn quite a bit from it (if you’re an absolute beginner/small child)–but the directions are rubbish.  They work well enough for assembling the Snap Circuits into configurations that do things, but they don’t explain anything.  If you want to learn the why of anything, you’re going to need either an expert or some kind of supplemental material.

Customer service is great, though; when we broke one of our pieces, they sent us a new one for free.

Interesting factoid: My friend built a radio using these, and used it to listen to updates during Hurricane Sandy.

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