Why, oh why did you take my stereo apart?! And why my new alarm clack is not working again?! Electronic Playground 50 Learning Center by Elenco is a great way to keep your young engineer both happy and away from your home electronics. Electronic Playground 50 Learning Center includes all the necessary components and is safe both for beginner middle school explorers and high school age advanced teenage engineers! Without any prior knowledge or special tools, children will be easily snapping the well-designed and safe-to-use coils, diodes, capacitors and other electronic devices to make 50 exciting electronic projects. Boys and girls can use this excellent electronic construction toy to build a timer, an AM broadcast station, electronic organ, LED strobe light, logic circuits, and lots of other amazing projects. This 50 in 1 electronic projects set from Educational Toys Planet contains a beautifully illustrated manual with easy-to-understand project instructions and definitions that will greatly expand their knowledge of physics, magnetism, electricity and engineering. Fun quizzes will make this kit a terrific learning tool both for a home use and in a classroom. So, for the sake of your stereo (and your sanity), let your kids satisfy their curiosity and creativity with this incredible electric building set and watch their knowledge grow as they have incredible fun! Electronic Playground 50 Learning Center requires one 9V battery.
Rating: 5STEM endorsed. by By A customer My nephew is 10 years and intelligent enough to follow these instruction. Has built all 50 projects and now experiments with it.
Rating: 5Great jumpin-off point! by By A customer I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my 7 year old. The Snap Circuits set is still in its box as of January 4th, but we've blown through half of the projects on this kit. This one seems more grown up and less like a toy. It may be the same one, or is very similar to the kit I used to purchase for all of my siblings and cousins when they turned 8 or so. These never fail to be the "favorite present s/he received this year". I will definitely continue purchasing these for the kids in my life. It makes kids feel like they are capable of accomplishing something real and they get to work with REAL (adult) electronic components without the risk of losing them all over the house. Most of the kids I have given these kits to go on to do other electronic projects and mine is already hoping for a more advanced playground.That being said, the wires are a bit flimsy. They are coated in a nice thick plastic that does afford them some stability and they are fine if your kid is going to rush through the kit as mine has. But the metal wire part bends easily and is a bit difficult to stick into the springs. If your child will be using this for a long time or has questionable fine motor skills/little patience, I suggest investing in a spool of thin copper wire that you can cut to length yourself and strip the ends. You can buy wire snippers/strippers at the dollar store if you don't own a pair and while you are there pick up a little tackle box or even a Tupperware style container to hold all the wires. They come in a cheap ziplock style bag.Some people have complained that the playground is made of cardboard: this teaches kids to be careful with their electronics and also enables them to take apart the playground if they want to see exactly how it functions. In fact: My only complaint is that there is no way to see how the components are connected to the springs without deconstructing the playground.The book is sufficient for a VERY basic introduction to the way circuits and electric currents operate, but your kid will need and want more info. There are some fun books out there kids might enjoy if they aren't into dry manuals including, but not limited to: The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip, and Charged Up: The Story of Electricity by Jacqui Bailey. YouTube also has some "cool" videos and some not so "cool" ones that can teach kids a bit of the basic physics etc. Watch with your kids though, YouTube is a scary place.
Rating: 5Awesome by By A customer My grandson loves it
Rating: 5Educational by By A customer Love it
Rating: 1Missing in action by By A customer Kind of hard to use it without all the parts
Rating: 1Trash by By A customer Did not work and the bottom and you is made of paper. It’s a complete waste of money. Literally trash straight out the box.
Rating: 3It’s made of cardboard and not plastic by By A customer I like the idea of the product but I am bummed and surprised it’s cardboard.