Mindsets Basic 5 Circuit Electronic Solder Kit

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About this product

Overview

  • Get familiar with electronic components and boards
  • Build a switch LED light, LED with light sensor, energy storage board, electronic latch and a transistor switch
  • Learn about electronics and circuit design

Product overview

• Get familiar with electronic components and boards
• Build a switch LED light, LED with light sensor, energy storage board, electronic latch and a transistor switch
• Learn about electronics and circuit design
• Comes with 38 parts
• Great to demonstrate KS3 electronics
• Suitable for ages 11+ with supervision
• Each circuit can run off a 3-9V power supply (for example a 9V PP3 battery – not included, Order Code L46AL)

What can I do with this kit?
With five different circuits to try your hand at this is a great kit to learn about basic electronics. Practise soldering on these circuit boards by attaching the components and learn how each part works in a circuit. This is an ideal kit to complement the KS3 electronics curriculum. It‘s suitable for ages 11 and over with adult supervision and requires a 3-9V power supply (either two AA batteries or one 9V battery works well)

What can I make?
Learn how to make a switch activated LED light with a push switch and a LDR. Build an energy storage board power it up and watch as it stores power to use later. Use the transistor switch and see if you can make a light or dark activated switch with this transistor based circuit similar to a nightlight. The electronic latched switch demonstrates how an alarm works.

What does this teach?
Using basic components to create different effects gives you a great introduction to electronics and soldering. This kit can be related to real life items such as alarms and nightlights but also demonstrates electronic features such as capacitors storing and the change in resistance over a LDR. This kit requires a soldering iron and solder and may require wire cutters.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from The packaging says that detailed instructions are available on the Maplin website. I wasn't able to locate these instructions, which leaves me wondering which resistor is which, as the colour codes can't reliably be determined from the monochrome illustrations provided. In most cases it's easy because the project uses ony one of each component, but the more complex ones can't be completed due to uncertainty regarding component identification. Maplineer Note: We are sorry to hear about your experience with this product. We would recommend contacting our customer care team who will be happy to look at obtaining more detailed instrucitons for you if they are available.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I agree with the above comment. Unable to complete 3 of the projects as I don't want to damage any parts by using the wrong resistor
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good starter kit Was able to complete all of the circuits following the instruction manual in the Overview tab.
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good educartional tool Great for teaching soldering and getting to know basic components. You can get the instructions easily off the page where it says 'Downloads'. Having said that I could not find downloads from one of my laptops so do not know why it differs from one computer to another.
Date published: 2015-08-10
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Specification

Number of included parts 38
Number of experiments that can be made 5
What can be made? Electronic circuit
Computer system requirements N/A
Age group, if specified 11+
Power supply requirements DC 3 V – 9V per board
Dimensions 55 mm x 45 mm x 15 mm largest board

Can you send me the instructions too please - can't get the link to work

Asked by: zippy
The data sheet provided with the item can be found below https://downloads.maplin.co.uk/Downloads/data-sheet-7511
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-10-05

The packaging says that there are instructions for how to use this kit on this website. Can I have a link to them please?

Asked by: Alan
Once I posted this question I saw the reply to the other people who had asked the same question. There is no download tab for this product. Perhaps one could be added to save other people's frustration. It seems a shame to hide such a useful resource.
Answered by: Alan
Date published: 2017-09-17

Again, like everyone else, I'm looking for the instructions: " The data sheet is available under the downloads tab" I haven't even got a 'downloads' tab?

Asked by: BJ Clarke
This could be if you are using a mobile browser or internet explorer : This can be found in the link below http://52.50.15.149/Downloads/data-sheet-7511
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-09-29

Please can you send me the instructions so I can use the right resistors.

Asked by: joebrandom
The data sheet is available under the downloads tab , I have emailed you a copy of this.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-11-23
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