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Haynes FM Retro Radio Electronic Kit

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About this product


  • Create a fun retro radio and listen to your favourite FM music stations
  • There’s no need to solder the components, as they all plug into the breadboard
  • Requires a single 9V battery (not included)

Product overview

• Create a fun retro radio and listen to your favourite FM music stations
• There’s no need to solder the components, as they all plug into the breadboard
• Learn how an FM radio works
• Create with 18 parts
• Fun for ages 14+
• Requires a single 9V battery (not included Order Code A97UT)

What can I do with this kit?
Build your own FM radio complete with tuning and volume knobs. Listen to your favourite FM station with a built-in speaker, and enjoy the retro look of the box – which doubles as an enclosure to protect your kit. With 18 parts, this is a fun kit to assemble and learn about how circuits are made.

What can I learn with this kit?
This retro radio kit shows you how each part of the circuit works individually and a part of the whole, and comes with an instruction manual that helps you with both. The circuit uses an aerial to capture a sound or channel from the radio waves that surround us, and then boosts the strength of the signal. Once it is boosted, it translates the audio into an electronic signal that the speaker can then use to produce a sound.

How easy is it to assemble?
This is a great kit for those looking for a practical introduction to electronics. No soldering is involved, as all of the components just slot into the breadboard. This is great for those just starting, as you can move the components around without having to desolder them. All you need to get this project running is a radio signal and a 9V (PP3) battery (not included Order Code L46AL)

Rated 2 out of 5 by from fine until the last stage! I followed the little manual through the stages and could receive radio stations, but the final stages required unplugging everything and put it all back in different places on the board bfore fitting into the case. once reassembled it did not work and I cant find the fault. restarting from scratch did not work either: live circuit but no reception. Stuck!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a peep! Not a sound beyond the basic tone generator. I'm no stranger to electronics so after double checking and re-wiring can only assume faulty components. Waste of money. Received as a Xmas gift.
Date published: 2018-01-09
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Batteries 1x 9V (not included)

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