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All The Bells And Whistles

Bells, whistles, sirens, rain and metal detectors, amps, timers! Instructions on how to build the circuits for a burglar alarm, light dimmer, tone-mixing amplifier, logic tester and a whole bunch more. The Elenco® Electronic Playground 130 & Learning Center" by Elenco® has 130 projects using a control center with a built-in breadboard with contact springs. The perfect intro to electronics for ages 12 and way up, it includes a 164-page instruction book and all the parts you need except (6) "AA" batteries. No experience necessary. Build these exciting kits also! Electronic siren, LED strobe light, light dimmer, sound amp, winking LEDs, sound machine, pencil lead organ, tone mixing amp, burglar alarm, first-aid siren, voice-activated LED, logic tester, sound alarm circuit, voice level meter, delayed timer, AM Radio station, crystal radio, metal detector, water level alarm and many more! 

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ELECTRONIC PLAYGROUND

All The Bells And Whistles

Bells, whistles, sirens, rain and metal detectors, amps, timers! Instructions on how to build the circuits for a burglar alarm, light dimmer, tone-mixing amplifier, logic tester and a whole bunch more. The Elenco® Electronic Playground 130 & Learning Center" by Elenco® has 130 projects using a control center with a built-in breadboard with contact springs. The perfect intro to electronics for ages 12 and way up, it includes a 164-page instruction book and all the parts you need except (6) "AA" batteries. No experience necessary. Build these exciting kits also! Electronic siren, LED strobe light, light dimmer, sound amp, winking LEDs, sound machine, pencil lead organ, tone mixing amp, burglar alarm, first-aid siren, voice-activated LED, logic tester, sound alarm circuit, voice level meter, delayed timer, AM Radio station, crystal radio, metal detector, water level alarm and many more! 

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$46.95 EACH

Wind-Powered Beasts

The Junior Scientist™ series brings you the staggeringly clever wind beasts from Dutch artist Theo Jensen. These mini versions of his giant contraptions come with detailed instructions and history of the projects. You pick the Strandbeest (strand as in beach because it was made to walk on sand), an 8" x 6-5/8" x 4-1/4", 117-part wind-powered automaton; or the Rhinoceros Mini-Beest, a 3-3/4" x 6-1/2" x 6", 128-piece wind-powered automaton. For ages 8 and up, the only tool you need is a scissors.

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JUNIOR SCIENTIST™ STRANDBEEST KIT

Wind-Powered Beasts

The Junior Scientist™ series brings you the staggeringly clever wind beasts from Dutch artist Theo Jensen. These mini versions of his giant contraptions come with detailed instructions and history of the projects. You pick the Strandbeest (strand as in beach because it was made to walk on sand), an 8" x 6-5/8" x 4-1/4", 117-part wind-powered automaton; or the Rhinoceros Mini-Beest, a 3-3/4" x 6-1/2" x 6", 128-piece wind-powered automaton. For ages 8 and up, the only tool you need is a scissors.

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$29.95 EACH

The Pet Of Tomorrow

Our robotic kingii dragon (Chlamydosaurus kingii, or frilled-neck lizard) is better than a puppy because you don't have clean up after it and it won't chew the furniture. This kit has (2) motors and digital control via IR sensors to activate LED eyes, motorized mouth and pop-out frill, plus "escape" and "approach me" modes, which retreat and make nice, respectively. You'll need (4) "AAA" batteries and some patience, as this kit is delightfully challenging. Finished dragon will be 13-1/2" long x 8-1/4" x 5". For ages 10+. Check out our short video on Youtube!

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DRAGON ROBOT KIT

The Pet Of Tomorrow

Our robotic kingii dragon (Chlamydosaurus kingii, or frilled-neck lizard) is better than a puppy because you don't have clean up after it and it won't chew the furniture. This kit has (2) motors and digital control via IR sensors to activate LED eyes, motorized mouth and pop-out frill, plus "escape" and "approach me" modes, which retreat and make nice, respectively. You'll need (4) "AAA" batteries and some patience, as this kit is delightfully challenging. Finished dragon will be 13-1/2" long x 8-1/4" x 5". For ages 10+. Check out our short video on Youtube!

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$41.95 EACH

No Motor, No Problem

Compressed air fun, and you do the compression. For ages 10+, this air power kit has all the parts to make a piston-powered car with a hand-pump-filled thick-walled bottle/tank, pressure meter, safety valve, gears, tubing and treaded wheels. Assembled car will be 9" long and is reputed to run 164 feet in 35 seconds. You'll need a few common hand tools.

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AIR POWER RACER KIT

No Motor, No Problem

Compressed air fun, and you do the compression. For ages 10+, this air power kit has all the parts to make a piston-powered car with a hand-pump-filled thick-walled bottle/tank, pressure meter, safety valve, gears, tubing and treaded wheels. Assembled car will be 9" long and is reputed to run 164 feet in 35 seconds. You'll need a few common hand tools.

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$29.50 EACH

Bone Up On Anatomy

You're not going to blow money on an actual human skeleton, are you? Consider that for a tenth of the price you can get an anatomically accurate skeleton done in plastic. This model is male (judging by the hips) and has many articulated joints-jaw, shoulder, knee, etc. Its small size (33") makes it practical for classroom use, since it can be passed around the room. Other nice touches include discrete neck vertebrae, a sectioned skull, and very little "flash" from the plastic molds. It also comes with a metal display stand, weighted at the bottom to prevent spills. Yes, some concessions had to be made because of the size and price, but this is still an invaluable teaching tool, and quite a nice decoration for those with morbid minds.

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ARTICULATED 33" PLASTIC SKELETON

Bone Up On Anatomy

You're not going to blow money on an actual human skeleton, are you? Consider that for a tenth of the price you can get an anatomically accurate skeleton done in plastic. This model is male (judging by the hips) and has many articulated joints-jaw, shoulder, knee, etc. Its small size (33") makes it practical for classroom use, since it can be passed around the room. Other nice touches include discrete neck vertebrae, a sectioned skull, and very little "flash" from the plastic molds. It also comes with a metal display stand, weighted at the bottom to prevent spills. Yes, some concessions had to be made because of the size and price, but this is still an invaluable teaching tool, and quite a nice decoration for those with morbid minds.

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$59.95 EACH

The Princess In The Garden

It’s a combo gardening and art set for the princess in your family. Comes with a 9” plastic dish, potting soil, (10) paint pots, (2) brushes, some pebbles, (2) resin mushrooms and the mandatory fairy house. Includes wheatgrass seed and beans, fabric flowers, glitter, purple pellets, plastic marbles, gems and a genuine poly-resin garden fairy. For royalty ages 7+.

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PRINCESS GARDEN KIT

The Princess In The Garden

It’s a combo gardening and art set for the princess in your family. Comes with a 9” plastic dish, potting soil, (10) paint pots, (2) brushes, some pebbles, (2) resin mushrooms and the mandatory fairy house. Includes wheatgrass seed and beans, fabric flowers, glitter, purple pellets, plastic marbles, gems and a genuine poly-resin garden fairy. For royalty ages 7+.

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$25.95 EACH

Dino Cards

Like baseball cards, except with dinosaurs. And no gum. (You wouldn’t want surplus gum anyway.) Measure 3-1/2” x 2-1/2”, assorted and laminated, so they’ll last longer between bicycle spokes. You’ll get (4) packs, (8) cards to a pack. You can try to collect them all but we have no idea how many there are. We’re going to say lots, just like the dinosaurs themselves.

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LAMINATED DINOSAUR TRADING CARDS

Dino Cards

Like baseball cards, except with dinosaurs. And no gum. (You wouldn’t want surplus gum anyway.) Measure 3-1/2” x 2-1/2”, assorted and laminated, so they’ll last longer between bicycle spokes. You’ll get (4) packs, (8) cards to a pack. You can try to collect them all but we have no idea how many there are. We’re going to say lots, just like the dinosaurs themselves.

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$3.95 PKG (4)

Snap To It

Electronic fun is easy with this Arcade kit from the award-winning Snap Circuits® line. Makes (203) sound-, light- and motion-related projects, and includes, along with a lot of other sub-circuits, a programmable fan, alarm, 2-digit numerical display, disco motor and micro-controller that can be programmed for (21) games. You add (3) "AA" batteries and a player 8 or older.

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SNAP CIRCUITS® ARCADE KIT

Snap To It

Electronic fun is easy with this Arcade kit from the award-winning Snap Circuits® line. Makes (203) sound-, light- and motion-related projects, and includes, along with a lot of other sub-circuits, a programmable fan, alarm, 2-digit numerical display, disco motor and micro-controller that can be programmed for (21) games. You add (3) "AA" batteries and a player 8 or older.

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$46.50 EACH

Make Tracks

From Tamiya, one of our favorite construction kit companies, comes this plastic wheel and treaded track kit. Includes (2) 7-3/4" tracks, (4) 2-11/16" tracks and (4) 2-1/8" tracks, all 5/8" wide, along with a pair of 1-1/4" dia drive sprockets, (2) 7/8" dia drive sprockets, (2) 1-1/4" idler wheels, (6) 7/8" dia road wheels, (10) 7/16" dia road wheels, a dozen wheel caps plus round and hex shafts and screws. You add a screwdriver, side-cutters, a hobby knife and whatever you want to build to put on top-tank, personnel carrier, 'dozer, robo-duck, you decide. (Maybe our #93998, the Tamiya Dual Gearbox/Motor Kit!)

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TAMIYA TRACK & WHEEL KIT

Make Tracks

From Tamiya, one of our favorite construction kit companies, comes this plastic wheel and treaded track kit. Includes (2) 7-3/4" tracks, (4) 2-11/16" tracks and (4) 2-1/8" tracks, all 5/8" wide, along with a pair of 1-1/4" dia drive sprockets, (2) 7/8" dia drive sprockets, (2) 1-1/4" idler wheels, (6) 7/8" dia road wheels, (10) 7/16" dia road wheels, a dozen wheel caps plus round and hex shafts and screws. You add a screwdriver, side-cutters, a hobby knife and whatever you want to build to put on top-tank, personnel carrier, 'dozer, robo-duck, you decide. (Maybe our #93998, the Tamiya Dual Gearbox/Motor Kit!)

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$12.50 EACH

Musical Steel Wheel

Let them build like their grandfather built. This colorful Steel Works Ferris Wheel construction kit from Schylling has over (950) pieces, plus tools to assemble a 14” tall model. We’re talking about hours of fun and brain challenges here! Includes a music box mechanism that plays “The Entrance of the Gladiators,” aka “Thunder and Blazes”. Kids who are really inventive can take it apart and use the pieces to assemble a creation of their own. The possibilities are just about endless. For ages 8+.

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STEEL FERRIS WHEEL WITH MUSIC BOX KIT

Musical Steel Wheel

Let them build like their grandfather built. This colorful Steel Works Ferris Wheel construction kit from Schylling has over (950) pieces, plus tools to assemble a 14” tall model. We’re talking about hours of fun and brain challenges here! Includes a music box mechanism that plays “The Entrance of the Gladiators,” aka “Thunder and Blazes”. Kids who are really inventive can take it apart and use the pieces to assemble a creation of their own. The possibilities are just about endless. For ages 8+.

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$49.95 EACH

Inspector Gizmo?

The Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets is a 96-page book from Woodworking & Crafts magazine, and has designs and full-size patterns for (15) projects from toys, noisemakers and automata to a rubber-band Gatling gun and gear machine. Most can be made with hand tools and patience, but the authors admit that a table saw, scroll saw, drill press, sander and rotary tool make things a whole lot easier.

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GIZMOS & GADGETS BOOK

Inspector Gizmo?

The Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets is a 96-page book from Woodworking & Crafts magazine, and has designs and full-size patterns for (15) projects from toys, noisemakers and automata to a rubber-band Gatling gun and gear machine. Most can be made with hand tools and patience, but the authors admit that a table saw, scroll saw, drill press, sander and rotary tool make things a whole lot easier.

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$16.95 EACH

Barn-Owl Pellets

Nothing beats owl pellets for the edification of budding biologists. These are from barn owls and they're domestic, yurped up by your American barn owls, each with a skeleton inside. Keep them refrigerated to keep the moths away. Most are approx 1-1/2" to 2" long.

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OWL PELLETS

Barn-Owl Pellets

Nothing beats owl pellets for the edification of budding biologists. These are from barn owls and they're domestic, yurped up by your American barn owls, each with a skeleton inside. Keep them refrigerated to keep the moths away. Most are approx 1-1/2" to 2" long.

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$7.50 PKG (2)

Code In A Snap

Snapino™ from Elenco’s Snap Circuits® is an Arduino™ 1.6.9 coding kit for use with Windows, Mac or Linux systems. Build and code (20) projects. Includes a module, LEDs, resistors, jumpers, a battery holder for the 9V battery that you’ll add, and a USB cord.

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SNAP CIRCUITS® SNAPINO™ KIT

Code In A Snap

Snapino™ from Elenco’s Snap Circuits® is an Arduino™ 1.6.9 coding kit for use with Windows, Mac or Linux systems. Build and code (20) projects. Includes a module, LEDs, resistors, jumpers, a battery holder for the 9V battery that you’ll add, and a USB cord.

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$41.95 EACH

Chemistry 101

Starter chemistry set. Has (25) experiments, all of them interesting, simple and safe. Includes fun with crystals, color, acids and bases, gases and perfume. Comes with gypsum powder, measuring cups, test tubes, Petri dish, spoon vials, filter paper, pH strips, funnel, pipettes, safety glasses and a 48-page manual. You add a few common household items, including a kid ages 8+. Made in Germany by Thames & Kosmos.

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STARTER CHEMISTRY SET

Chemistry 101

Starter chemistry set. Has (25) experiments, all of them interesting, simple and safe. Includes fun with crystals, color, acids and bases, gases and perfume. Comes with gypsum powder, measuring cups, test tubes, Petri dish, spoon vials, filter paper, pH strips, funnel, pipettes, safety glasses and a 48-page manual. You add a few common household items, including a kid ages 8+. Made in Germany by Thames & Kosmos.

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$44.95 EACH

Run, Marbles, Run!

Nothing beats Marble Mania® kits for table-top Rube Goldbergian fun. We suggest The Sidewinder 2.0, with over (200) pieces, including ramps, drops, gears, and an Archimedean screw marble lifter. Should take 3-4 hours to build and will stand about 2-1/2 feet tall, but can be set up in several ways.

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THE SIDEWINDER MARBLE RUN MACHINE KIT

Run, Marbles, Run!

Nothing beats Marble Mania® kits for table-top Rube Goldbergian fun. We suggest The Sidewinder 2.0, with over (200) pieces, including ramps, drops, gears, and an Archimedean screw marble lifter. Should take 3-4 hours to build and will stand about 2-1/2 feet tall, but can be set up in several ways.

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$43.50 EACH

Chemistry For Kids

From Nancy B's Science Club, this purple-accented starter chemistry kit includes a 22-page booklet with (9) experiments, safety glasses, (4) test tubes, rack, dropper, stirring rod, funnel, plastic beaker and graduated cylinder. Kids can extinguish a flame by pouring invisible gas on it, or make bubbling "lava" in a bottle, among other experiments. You add some household items and stand back. For ages 8+.

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KIDS STARTER CHEMISTRY SET

Chemistry For Kids

From Nancy B's Science Club, this purple-accented starter chemistry kit includes a 22-page booklet with (9) experiments, safety glasses, (4) test tubes, rack, dropper, stirring rod, funnel, plastic beaker and graduated cylinder. Kids can extinguish a flame by pouring invisible gas on it, or make bubbling "lava" in a bottle, among other experiments. You add some household items and stand back. For ages 8+.

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$24.95 EACH

Still Extinct But Still Fun

These colorful molded rubber dinosaur figures are 4" to 7" long, depending, and include a velociraptor, stegosaurus, pterodactyl and brachiosaurus, among others. We'll pick (2) different prehistoric beasts for you from our menagerie of detailed, high-quality models, which could be used for learning as much as playing.

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RUBBER DINOSAURS

Still Extinct But Still Fun

These colorful molded rubber dinosaur figures are 4" to 7" long, depending, and include a velociraptor, stegosaurus, pterodactyl and brachiosaurus, among others. We'll pick (2) different prehistoric beasts for you from our menagerie of detailed, high-quality models, which could be used for learning as much as playing.

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$7.95 PKG (2)

Design-Build-Fly Airplane Kit

Design your own planes, then fly 'em. This kit has (35) parts including balsa wings and bodies, plastic struts and landing gears, rubber-band drives and (3) props. Comes with instructions for (4) planes, including an X-wing and tri-plane, but it's made for you to experiment with your own designs. Also made to build, disassemble and rebuild different models. For ages 8+.

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AIRPLANE DESIGN STUDIO BUILD-FLY KIT

Design-Build-Fly Airplane Kit

Design your own planes, then fly 'em. This kit has (35) parts including balsa wings and bodies, plastic struts and landing gears, rubber-band drives and (3) props. Comes with instructions for (4) planes, including an X-wing and tri-plane, but it's made for you to experiment with your own designs. Also made to build, disassemble and rebuild different models. For ages 8+.

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$26.50 EACH

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