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Snap Circuits FM Radio Kit

by Snap Circuits
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  • Tune it favorite FM radio station
  • Parts snap together-no soldering
  • Clear and concise Illustrated Manual Included and Available Online.
  • Easy to build using Easy to follow directions
  • Another fun, educational product from the company that brings you Snap Circuits
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight340 g
Product Dimensions43.2 x 43.2 x 45.7 cm
Batteries:3 AA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:8 years and up
Item model numberSCP-02
Main Language(s)English
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 112,269 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.3 Kg
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available13 April 2013

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

Product Description

Have fun building the SCP-02 Snap Circuit Radio Kit and tune it to your favorite FM station when you are finished! It's easy to build and fun to use! Elenco's Snap Circuits makes learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the colorful pictures in our manual and build exciting projects such as AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells and much more! You can even play electronic games with your friends. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. No tools required. Uses "AA" batteries. Not included.

Product Description

The Elenco Snap Circuits Mini FM Radio features brightly-colored electronic components that snap into a clear plastic base to build different circuits. With this kit you can build a working FM radio that automatically scans for stations. This kit includes 3 additional projects: power amplifier electronic kazoo and trombone. It requires 3 AA batteries. It comes out with colorful and easy instruction sheet to follow that make these electronic experiments effortless and fun to use.

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5.0 out of 5 stars snap circutis fm radio kit is great 9 Jan 2014
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my grandkids did it with there dad and had great fun and it was esay to do and did not take long
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  62 reviews
41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm an educator and I LOVE IT! 23 Aug 2010
By Tommy McMorris - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I work as an educator at a small museum and we bought 6 of these radios to use for a program based around life in the 1940's and 1950's. I have to tell you that the kids absolutely adored this activity. We had ages ranging from 4 to 12 and every single group loved putting together those radios. They were engaged and actively involved not just in the activity itself but in learning about why and how it worked. We've brought this activity back a few times and every time it's a hit. I always get kids asking me if they can keep the radios or where they can get one of their own.

The only thing I can think of that's negative about this product is that some of the parts are small and can get lost easily. However, in all the times I've done this activity we've never had a part go missing.

Even if they lose interest after a few weeks, I think the enjoyment they get out of the radio is well worth the price of admission.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, but directions for additional projects not very clear 25 Feb 2011
By Mom tester - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
We purchased the Snap Circuits Jr. kit a couple months ago (Christmas present) for our 5 year old son because we thought he'd enjoy it. We underestimated how much: we thought he'd like it, but he LOVES it-- to the point of obsession. He spends hours a day building circuits and really has learned quite a bit. He expressed excitement and enthusiasm for acquiring other kits (he's built every one of the 101 projects in the SC100 kit at least a dozen times at this point...). So when it came time to acknowledge a job well done, I thought this little kit would be a nice reward (some of the snap circuits kits are very expensive; these mini kits seem quite reasonably priced). He was really excited to build a radio because some of the parts are different than what he has in the Jr kit- specifically the adjustable resistor, amplifier, and the FM receiver (plus a higher voltage (4.5v) battery, it runs on 3 AA) they may be redundant for other kits, I'm not sure.
In any case, he was very excited, and was able to assemble a working radio in a short time (I helped him the first time, but he subsequently was able to take apart and reassemble by himself no problem). He was delighted. He was really excited about the additional projects, too (there are 3 other circuits you can build from this kit) but the directions are very difficult to understand. The radio circuit is depicted pictorially (as are all 100 circuits in the SC100 kit) but for some reason, the additional projects in this kit are not pictured; there are just written directions and they are difficult to understand. My son is a very proficient reader, so that's not it (even I was having a hard time deciphering the instructions, and I have a college degree). It just seems like a couple more diagrams would make this kit a lot more user friendly.
For anyone else with kids that like this kit, check out the SC100 and 300 kits. My son can't wait to upgrade and is asking for the snap rover kit for his birthday in a few months. He's hooked. Overall from both a fun and educational perspective I've been really satisfied with these toys. As far as durability, what we have has been experiencing heavy use for a couple months and so far has held up well. There are little improvements to be made here and there (I also intend to review the SC 100) but overall I think they're great and if the enthusiasm persists, I see us buying more.
43 of 51 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My 8 year old loved it...for at least 2 weeks 9 July 2010
By cmcwilson - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
My 8-year-old son loved this toy but my son is a "builder". He wants to be an inventor when he grows up and will build something from the trash can or from the backyard. We saw this at the Smithsonian and he loved it so I got it for his birthday. He loved it and put it together right away. of course once you put it together the fun doesn't last long. He played with it at least 2 weeks straight -- which at 8 yrs old is pretty darn good. He goes back to it now an again and still enjoys it.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and educational 18 Mar 2010
By Pauline S. - Published on Amazon.com
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My eight year old grandson was excited to find that he could really construct this radio. It has held up to a two year old and a puppy "exploring" it. I would strongly recommend this toy.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars snap circuits radio 31 Dec 2010
By handsinthedirt - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Have purchased several of the Snap Circuits products of the past two years. All have been essential to teaching our
child about the flow of electricity. Our 6 year old may not play with them every day, but they are always used throught the year. We were particularly suprised how much our son loved the radio. Yes its only been a week but a day hasn't gone by where he hasn't listened to it. He loves the fact you can change the station. The fact that he trys to redirect and recreate a new path for the flow, whether its right or wrong is the main reason why we buy these products. We will not hesitate to purchase more of their products in the future.Snap Circuits FM Radio
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