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Post by CHILLIN on Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:29 pm

I used to love electronics kits. It would be fun to get 1/2 dozen or so, then show/help the kids at LCS to put them together, they can take their project home. Now that I have had my good thought for the day, I'll go buy a winning lottery ticket to pay for it.

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Post by Pedro on Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:22 pm

i wonder if you can still get crystal radio kits? i made one when i was a kid and had the only working radio in my neighbourhood during hurricane hazel.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:36 pm

I built one of those as a kid too.......
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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:39 pm

For Hurricane Hazel in Vancouver?

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Post by Zedinmexico on Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:51 am

Remember "Heath Kits" ?

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Post by Eldergeek on Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:41 am

And EICO!
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Post by Zedinmexico on Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:23 am

Eldergeek wrote:And EICO!

I had forgot about them. I had some kind of instrument that I made from there kit.

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Post by CHILLIN on Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:15 pm

Last radio I made was actually a 1 watt fm radio transmitter from Veronica Electronics in the U.K. It transmits about one mile, powered by 12 volt battery or transformer. I thought it would be fun to have a little radio station on the beach in Puerto Vallarta (I like old time radio). Those little fm earphones are real inexpensive. Then I thought the Mexican Navy might not like it too much, so I didn't bring it. Gave it to some nieces and nephews to play around with.
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Post by HelperGuy on Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:23 pm

Remember making clocks, powered by potatoes?

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Post by sparks on Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:19 pm

Made 2-3 Heathkit projects before my first IBM Clone kit.   Had to solder all the sockets on the various boards (back plain board - no motherboard).  Was an 8086 processor and came with 64k memory and one 360 floppy.  Got an extra floppy to save things.   Had to boot to floppy (what DOS was that - 2.2 or 3 something??)   Had MS Word Text only on one floppy. Student discount cost - $1400.  Eventually got a 256k expansion board.

Where and what kinds of kits do you get here ... or anywhere?
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Post by CHILLIN on Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:29 am

Robots are the focus these days. Kits enable complicated projects which would be too expensive if they had to pay assembly and shipping. Here is a gymnast robot - wait for the ending - nails it! Good stuff for Mexican kids to learn. The future - shows good aptitude if you are trying to get hired on by HP or the like.

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Post by DaveP on Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:34 am

CheenaGringo wrote:For Hurricane Hazel in Vancouver?

Try Toronto

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Foxhole Radio

Post by Kiri on Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:03 am

A very simple but interesting radio...my first more years ago than I wish to remember...

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