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John Adams Hot Wires Electronics Kit

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  • Ultimate snap together electronics
  • Over 100 exciting experiments
  • Involves light, sound and movement
  • Easy to use
  • Manufacturer's recommended age 8 years +

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Product details

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  • Item Weight: 200 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 12 years
  • Item model number: 3412
  • ASIN: B0006SK3WG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (409 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

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Manufacturer's Description

The ultimate in snap together electronics. Build anything from a flying disc to a burglar alarm and check who's trying to sneak in your bedroom. There's a voice recorder, an FM radio with automatic station selection or even a lie detector and that's just for starters. Simply follow the full colour step by step instructions to become your very own resident electronics wizard.

Box Contains

  • Transparent assembly work station
  • Fuses
  • Connectors
  • Buzzer
  • Touch plate
  • Switches
  • Photo resistor
  • LEDs
  • Battery units
  • Loud speaker
  • Sound ICs
  • Motor unit
  • Propeller
  • Antenna coil
  • Lamp
  • Bulb
  • Microphone
  • Power amp IC
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Transistors
  • FM high frequency IC
  • Diode
  • Recording IC
  • Full colour instructions

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    4.8 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    200 of 205 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Feb 2005
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    I bought this electronics set for my 8 year old daughter 3 months ago and she is still playing with it all the time, the instructions are very easy to follow, the pieces are numbered and click together easily. There are so many things to make with this set, one of the favourites being the disc that flys into the air, and the radio. This set never gets boring once you have finished making all of the items in the booklet you can always start making up your own. Definately a very good buy and very educational
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    116 of 119 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Jan 2006
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    I have two boys, aged 4 and 7 and they love this toy. Between them they have built basic circuits that light bulbs and switch noises on and off; a flying disc (which snapped early on when it all got too exciting, and so now glued spins like a fan but won't fly) and then to their delight an fm radio (that you can tune in to different stations) and a burglar alarm. And there are still over 100 experiments to do! The components snap together really easily and there are clear instructions on how to build the different circuits which they can follow without my help. This has been a complete success!
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    38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By C. Morris on 19 Jan 2009
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    My 6 year old son received this at Christmas and he absolutely loves it (and so does his dad!) On the box it recommends the set is suitable for age 8+ but after minimal instruction my son can make all the circuits in the manual.

    The pieces are clearly numbered and really easy to snap together. The instructional diagrams are easy to follow and it's pretty clear what each component does. I can see how that, in time, it will prove to be very educational. My son already has a basic grasp of resistors, switches etc and what they do. Maybe schools should have these sets.

    With over 100 different projects to complete I am confident he will not get bored of it. He has had it for over 3 weeks now and it is still played with every day. Even with a new games console and various other toys this set has certainly been the Christmas hit.

    The only problem I can mention is that unfortunately one of our little light bulbs seems to have blown already.

    All in all a great buy for boys and girls of all ages.

    I just wanted to add that I have recently emailed John Adams (the manufacturer) to ask for some replacement pieces and they sent them to me immediately free of charge. Excellent customer service!
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    32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Dr. I. M. Brown on 12 Mar 2007
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    My 9 year old son just opened this for his birthday. What a wonderful toy. He was able to make a flying saucer, lie detector and traffic lights straight away. He says it is wicked!!! I would recommend this to any other budding electrician.
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    242 of 255 people found the following review helpful By AndyB on 6 Oct 2005
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    This is an excellent kit and to categorise it as a 'toy' is wrong in all senses of the word. My 8 year old loves it and his friends are amazed. It has just had one component fail (because he was messing about and managed to overload the circuit), I emailed the company and they have sent me a replacement part FoC! There are endless circuits to make which means that there is no need to experiment until you know what you are doing and it is also great fun to do - especially the flying disc, the radios, bedroom intruder detection alarm and the morse code machine to name but a few. It is not cheap, but for value for money I would give it 10/10.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Allen on 5 April 2009
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    I've bought this product for two of my relations ... both girls.
    Their families say that it's extremely well thought out and immediately easy to use.
    The girls have had great fun making each of the experiments / circuits and there are still many more for them to do.
    The adults in the families have spent hours playing with their daughters, so it's a great toy/learning aid that helps everyone to learn together.
    Brilliant product.
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    73 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Kate on 5 Jan 2006
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    Bought for my 8 year old son for Christmas, this toy is providing endless hours of educational fun and he's still got loads of things to make with it. It's been the most successful toy we've ever bought (preferred even to last year's Gameboy and Robosapien!)- and the most gratifying because he's learning so much while he's playing. Totally brilliant design - should win awards.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Tania Gaulton on 1 Feb 2009
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    My son asked my for this product, I was unaware of it. It turned out to be a fantastic gift at christmas.
    He is under the recommended age on the packaging but this didn't stop him completing many of the tasks on his own. After he was asleep us adults had a few turns.
    Very educational, with lots of different tasks to keep them going.
    Some bits can be broken so some care needed.
    Overall an excellent toy.
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