INCREDIBLE ON SALE ITEMS!

Solar System For A Sawbuck

It's small, as actual solar systems go, and you have to assemble it, but still…. You snap together this (not-to-scale) model of our solar system, paint it, and position the pieces. You get (6) colors plus a tube of glow-in-the-dark paint and a brush, the (8) planets (Pluto didn't make the cut, remember), and cardboard rings for Saturn. Sizes range from just under 1/2" for Mercury to the 1-7/16" sun. The finished model is articulated and stands approx 4" tall x 12" across on a 3-7/8" dia gray plastic base.

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SOLAR SYSTEM

Solar System For A Sawbuck

It's small, as actual solar systems go, and you have to assemble it, but still…. You snap together this (not-to-scale) model of our solar system, paint it, and position the pieces. You get (6) colors plus a tube of glow-in-the-dark paint and a brush, the (8) planets (Pluto didn't make the cut, remember), and cardboard rings for Saturn. Sizes range from just under 1/2" for Mercury to the 1-7/16" sun. The finished model is articulated and stands approx 4" tall x 12" across on a 3-7/8" dia gray plastic base.

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$10.70 EACH
$11.95
-10%

See It Again, Sam

A Sherlock Holmes-type magnifying glass is good, but this is better. It frees your hands and throws light on the subject! This 120-volt magnifying desk lamp has a white or black (our choice) heavy 7-3/8" x 5-1/2" x 2" base with a power switch, standard lamp cord, and 11" gooseneck ending in a 5-1/4" dia shade. Under the shade is a circular fluorescent bulb and a 3-3/8" dia lens with a flip-back cover. The box says the lens is 5X, we think it's closer to 2X. Either way, it's a major improvement if you need help to examine scientific specimens, to inspect stamps or jewelry, or just to read. And we won't even talk about how your nail care is going to improve after you see your cuticles under this thing!

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ILLUMINATED MAGNIFYING DESK LAMP

See It Again, Sam

A Sherlock Holmes-type magnifying glass is good, but this is better. It frees your hands and throws light on the subject! This 120-volt magnifying desk lamp has a white or black (our choice) heavy 7-3/8" x 5-1/2" x 2" base with a power switch, standard lamp cord, and 11" gooseneck ending in a 5-1/4" dia shade. Under the shade is a circular fluorescent bulb and a 3-3/8" dia lens with a flip-back cover. The box says the lens is 5X, we think it's closer to 2X. Either way, it's a major improvement if you need help to examine scientific specimens, to inspect stamps or jewelry, or just to read. And we won't even talk about how your nail care is going to improve after you see your cuticles under this thing!

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$20.20 EACH
$22.95
-12%

Cyanoacrylate-R-Us

Stick to it with (2) 0.07 oz (4g total) tubes of cyanoacrylate super glue. Best on ceramics, glass, metal, rubber, leather, wood, many plastics and artificial nails (the one on your fingers, we assume). Tubes have applicator tips. You will get (2) packs of (2) tubes with each order. Say that ten times fast!


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SUPER STRONG SUREHOLD SUPER GLUE

Cyanoacrylate-R-Us

Stick to it with (2) 0.07 oz (4g total) tubes of cyanoacrylate super glue. Best on ceramics, glass, metal, rubber, leather, wood, many plastics and artificial nails (the one on your fingers, we assume). Tubes have applicator tips. You will get (2) packs of (2) tubes with each order. Say that ten times fast!


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$2.90 PKG (2)
$3.95
-27%

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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$38.25 EACH
$41.95
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LCD DIGITAL MICROSCOPE II

Our newest Celestron® compound (biological) microscope is even better than the last one we offered. This one comes with a 3.5" color LCD viewing screen that rotates 180° for easy sharing in a lab, classroom or at home. It has an upgraded 5-megapixel camera that can record 625 hi-res photos or 20 minutes of 30fps video to the included 1GB SD card. The 4X, 10X and 40X objectives provide 40X, 100X and 400X optical magnifications, and the digital zoom raises it up to 1600X. On-screen, button controlled settings allow you to easily adjust exposure, image effects, a digital measuring reticle and other visual tweaks. Top and bottom independently adjustable LED illumination and a built-in 6 position filter wheel allow complete light adjustability. Also included are an AC adapter with 3 extra European adapters for those who travel, (5) prepared slides, USB and video out cables and a rigid lined 15" x 7" x 8.5" OA carrying case with a suitcase-handle and shoulder strap, for storage, field work or classroom visits. Carries a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.

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LCD DIGITAL MICROSCOPE

LCD DIGITAL MICROSCOPE II

Our newest Celestron® compound (biological) microscope is even better than the last one we offered. This one comes with a 3.5" color LCD viewing screen that rotates 180° for easy sharing in a lab, classroom or at home. It has an upgraded 5-megapixel camera that can record 625 hi-res photos or 20 minutes of 30fps video to the included 1GB SD card. The 4X, 10X and 40X objectives provide 40X, 100X and 400X optical magnifications, and the digital zoom raises it up to 1600X. On-screen, button controlled settings allow you to easily adjust exposure, image effects, a digital measuring reticle and other visual tweaks. Top and bottom independently adjustable LED illumination and a built-in 6 position filter wheel allow complete light adjustability. Also included are an AC adapter with 3 extra European adapters for those who travel, (5) prepared slides, USB and video out cables and a rigid lined 15" x 7" x 8.5" OA carrying case with a suitcase-handle and shoulder strap, for storage, field work or classroom visits. Carries a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.

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$199.95 EACH
$209.95
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JUST A SIMPLE SOLENOID

This take-out solenoid valve is a simple open/closed solenoid valve that is normally closed. It draws 100mA at 12VDC. Has 3/16" OD inlet and outlet at right angles to each other. Housing measures 1-3/16" long x 15/16" dia with terminals at the back end.

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12 VDC SOLENOID VALVE 10-PACK SAVINGS

JUST A SIMPLE SOLENOID

This take-out solenoid valve is a simple open/closed solenoid valve that is normally closed. It draws 100mA at 12VDC. Has 3/16" OD inlet and outlet at right angles to each other. Housing measures 1-3/16" long x 15/16" dia with terminals at the back end.

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$9.95 PKG (10)
$19.95
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Friedrich, Phone Home

From the mid-20th-century German military, this is a fully functional field phone. Weighs in at 8.2 lbs, and comes self-contained in a 10-1/4" x 6-3/4" x 4-1/4" dark brown Bakelite case with a handset on a 4-foot cord, a 52” 2-pin jumper, 25” TT plug cord, ringer crank and a battery holder for the pair of D-cells you’ll need to add. Side has slots for the carrying cord that we don’t have, and the inside lid has a full schematic. Should work with standard stereo speaker wire, and we’d get a pair of these phones if we were you. Small quantity available.

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GERMAN MILITARY FIELD PHONE

Friedrich, Phone Home

From the mid-20th-century German military, this is a fully functional field phone. Weighs in at 8.2 lbs, and comes self-contained in a 10-1/4" x 6-3/4" x 4-1/4" dark brown Bakelite case with a handset on a 4-foot cord, a 52” 2-pin jumper, 25” TT plug cord, ringer crank and a battery holder for the pair of D-cells you’ll need to add. Side has slots for the carrying cord that we don’t have, and the inside lid has a full schematic. Should work with standard stereo speaker wire, and we’d get a pair of these phones if we were you. Small quantity available.

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$110.00 EACH
$125.00
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Make Your Fish Feel At Home

Made for use in aquaria everywhere, these dozen polyresin reproductions of coral and sea anemone are nifty in their own right, and a stylish person might put them on a desk, dresser or mantel. They measure between 2-1/4" and 3-1/2", and include cat’s paw, velvet stone, cauliflower, branch and brain coral, and Atlantic anemones. In an ivory color for the most part, but paintable if you like authenticity, although we’d skip the aquarium use unless you use aquarium approved paints. We’ll pick (2) different, or you can get the whole undersea 12 pack assortment. A steal at twice the price!


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CORAL, ASST. POLYRESIN

Make Your Fish Feel At Home

Made for use in aquaria everywhere, these dozen polyresin reproductions of coral and sea anemone are nifty in their own right, and a stylish person might put them on a desk, dresser or mantel. They measure between 2-1/4" and 3-1/2", and include cat’s paw, velvet stone, cauliflower, branch and brain coral, and Atlantic anemones. In an ivory color for the most part, but paintable if you like authenticity, although we’d skip the aquarium use unless you use aquarium approved paints. We’ll pick (2) different, or you can get the whole undersea 12 pack assortment. A steal at twice the price!


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$14.50 PKG (12)
$19.50
-26%

AWARD WINNING SNAP CIRCUITS

Build yourself a kid with a career in electronics. Start with this Snap Circuits® Motion kit with over (50) parts and instructions for (165) projects, including a mini-car, crawler, motion detector, tilt sensor and others. You add (4) "AA" batteries, conveniently available right here at your favorite supplier. From Elenco®.

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SNAP MOTION MOTION KIT FROM ELENCO

AWARD WINNING SNAP CIRCUITS

Build yourself a kid with a career in electronics. Start with this Snap Circuits® Motion kit with over (50) parts and instructions for (165) projects, including a mini-car, crawler, motion detector, tilt sensor and others. You add (4) "AA" batteries, conveniently available right here at your favorite supplier. From Elenco®.

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$59.20 EACH
$64.95
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PELTIER HEAT PUMP

High tech comes to Am Sci & Surp!! It is here in the form of a Peltier junction, a thermo-electric device that translates electric power into heat, and perversely, into cool. Apply current @ 3-12 VDC to the gizmo and it extracts thermal energy from one face, thereby cooling it. The heat is dumped onto the other face, thereby heating it. Please note: you must use a heat sink on the hot side or the junction will fry itself, since it can quickly create a 65° C temperature differential in a no load situation. Stack two, or build a cascade to increase the thermal differential created. Or run it backwards. Apply heat or cold to the relevant face and produce a current. Amazing for science projects and experiments. Practical for coffee warmers, beer coolers and mini-refrigerator or warming oven applications. Comes with instructions. Large is 1-9/16" sq. x 3/16" thick.

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PELTIER JUNCTION THERMO-ELECTRO DEVICE

PELTIER HEAT PUMP

High tech comes to Am Sci & Surp!! It is here in the form of a Peltier junction, a thermo-electric device that translates electric power into heat, and perversely, into cool. Apply current @ 3-12 VDC to the gizmo and it extracts thermal energy from one face, thereby cooling it. The heat is dumped onto the other face, thereby heating it. Please note: you must use a heat sink on the hot side or the junction will fry itself, since it can quickly create a 65° C temperature differential in a no load situation. Stack two, or build a cascade to increase the thermal differential created. Or run it backwards. Apply heat or cold to the relevant face and produce a current. Amazing for science projects and experiments. Practical for coffee warmers, beer coolers and mini-refrigerator or warming oven applications. Comes with instructions. Large is 1-9/16" sq. x 3/16" thick.

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$6.95 EACH
$11.95
-42%

Spud Launcher

A plastic pistol shaped toy that shoots slugs of raw potato. Push the barrel into a potato, break off the slug, aim and shoot up to fifteen feet. Loads of fun, environmentally harmless, and about as safe as any "projectile" toy can be!! Pulls apart for cleaning. For kids ages 5 and up.

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PISTOL SHAPED POTATO GUN

Spud Launcher

A plastic pistol shaped toy that shoots slugs of raw potato. Push the barrel into a potato, break off the slug, aim and shoot up to fifteen feet. Loads of fun, environmentally harmless, and about as safe as any "projectile" toy can be!! Pulls apart for cleaning. For kids ages 5 and up.

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$2.95 EACH
$3.50
-16%

Screeching Monkey Superhero

Look! Up in the sky! It's a screeching flying monkey to the rescue! And at a screechingly low price. Our hero is an 11" long stuffed monkey in assorted colored superhero togs (a hat and a removable cape with ebay deals on it). Put two fingers in the little pockets on his paws, pull his bungee arms back, and let him go. He'll fly a good 25 feet or more, issuing hideous monkey screeches all the while, faster than a flying nun and able to brighten up a day in the office in a single bound.

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SCREAMING MONKEY

Screeching Monkey Superhero

Look! Up in the sky! It's a screeching flying monkey to the rescue! And at a screechingly low price. Our hero is an 11" long stuffed monkey in assorted colored superhero togs (a hat and a removable cape with ebay deals on it). Put two fingers in the little pockets on his paws, pull his bungee arms back, and let him go. He'll fly a good 25 feet or more, issuing hideous monkey screeches all the while, faster than a flying nun and able to brighten up a day in the office in a single bound.

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$4.50 EACH
$6.95
-35%

Nifty Combo Headlamp

Nifty because it’s got (8) LEDs and (4) modes: (8) white LEDs all-on for use as a, well, headlamp; (8) white LEDs blinking for emergency situations, (4) white LEDs so you can stay in that cave longer; and (2) white LEDs steady-on for that behind-enemy-lines work. The whole thing is attached to an adjustable, 3-strap elastic headband. Weather resistant too! Runs approx (12) hours on the (3) alkaline “AAA” batteries that you add.

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10-HOUR HEADLAMP

Nifty Combo Headlamp

Nifty because it’s got (8) LEDs and (4) modes: (8) white LEDs all-on for use as a, well, headlamp; (8) white LEDs blinking for emergency situations, (4) white LEDs so you can stay in that cave longer; and (2) white LEDs steady-on for that behind-enemy-lines work. The whole thing is attached to an adjustable, 3-strap elastic headband. Weather resistant too! Runs approx (12) hours on the (3) alkaline “AAA” batteries that you add.

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$2.20 EACH
$3.50
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Giant Weather Balloon

If the question is whether to tie a bunch of these giant latex professional weather balloons to a lawn chair, the answer is no. (They burst at about 82,000 feet anyway.) Besides, this is a true weather balloon, with plenty of fun, nonfatal uses. The cream-colored latex balloon is approx 40" dia when flaccid, you should pardon the expression, but has an 8-foot dia when inflated. The neck is 9" long x 1" dia. Scientists, meteorologists, inventors, teachers and the imaginative filmmaker are warned to launch the balloon carefully. The material is delicate and not made to survive brushes with pavement, pine branches, or clumsy physics students.

Red not available and only available in egg shell/cream color only. 


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LATEX WEATHER BALLOON 8 FOOT DIAMETER

Giant Weather Balloon

If the question is whether to tie a bunch of these giant latex professional weather balloons to a lawn chair, the answer is no. (They burst at about 82,000 feet anyway.) Besides, this is a true weather balloon, with plenty of fun, nonfatal uses. The cream-colored latex balloon is approx 40" dia when flaccid, you should pardon the expression, but has an 8-foot dia when inflated. The neck is 9" long x 1" dia. Scientists, meteorologists, inventors, teachers and the imaginative filmmaker are warned to launch the balloon carefully. The material is delicate and not made to survive brushes with pavement, pine branches, or clumsy physics students.

Red not available and only available in egg shell/cream color only. 


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$19.00 EACH
$20.95
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Coffinette

Our mini-coffin, in unfinished pine with brassish hinges and a clasp, is 6" long x 1-3/4" deep x 3" at the shoulders. You definitely want to think outside of this box, but it's perfect for gerbils, mice (just because you killed them doesn't mean you can't give them a nice send-off), Halloween and Day of the Dead displays, and tiny vampires. We use ours to store doornails.

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6" LONG UNFINISHED PINE MINI-COFFIN

Coffinette

Our mini-coffin, in unfinished pine with brassish hinges and a clasp, is 6" long x 1-3/4" deep x 3" at the shoulders. You definitely want to think outside of this box, but it's perfect for gerbils, mice (just because you killed them doesn't mean you can't give them a nice send-off), Halloween and Day of the Dead displays, and tiny vampires. We use ours to store doornails.

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$2.90 EACH
$3.25
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Big Honking Deal

Compress your own air, then let this emergency air horn rip. Why pay for cans of compressed (it’s air, for Pete’s sake) that will probably be empty when you need them anyway. This 5-1/4” tall x 2-3/16” dia pump mates with a red 6-1/2” long x 3” dia horn. Just push the plunger and it screams at 140dB, which means it’s a real emergency-only horn, not for use at those big games where you could make someone deaf, and definitely get tossed out.

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EMERGENCY DIY COMPRESSED AIR HORN

Big Honking Deal

Compress your own air, then let this emergency air horn rip. Why pay for cans of compressed (it’s air, for Pete’s sake) that will probably be empty when you need them anyway. This 5-1/4” tall x 2-3/16” dia pump mates with a red 6-1/2” long x 3” dia horn. Just push the plunger and it screams at 140dB, which means it’s a real emergency-only horn, not for use at those big games where you could make someone deaf, and definitely get tossed out.

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$5.25 EACH
$5.95
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At Long Last, Hands-Free Soup

The under-powered can opener we call it. This electric can opener takes (2) "AA" batteries but is as weak as the old "My dog ate my homework" excuse, so we suggest using it for parts instead of trying to open cans of soup with it. Or better yet, find a way to add another "AA" Battery. It has great parts either way. A six-way set of meshing gears and arms, a 3VDC 90mA/220mA motor that spins approx 5K (torqued out), and two-piece plastic case. Great for DIYers, hobbyists, small-motor heads or thin cans of soup. 

Teacher Alert! At this price males a great school project to show the inner gear workings of a gadget!



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UNDER-POWERED AUTOMATIC CAN OPENER

At Long Last, Hands-Free Soup

The under-powered can opener we call it. This electric can opener takes (2) "AA" batteries but is as weak as the old "My dog ate my homework" excuse, so we suggest using it for parts instead of trying to open cans of soup with it. Or better yet, find a way to add another "AA" Battery. It has great parts either way. A six-way set of meshing gears and arms, a 3VDC 90mA/220mA motor that spins approx 5K (torqued out), and two-piece plastic case. Great for DIYers, hobbyists, small-motor heads or thin cans of soup. 

Teacher Alert! At this price males a great school project to show the inner gear workings of a gadget!



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$1.20 EACH
$2.95
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Shades Of The Army

This Olive Drab painted on the outside and shiny, reflective silver on the inside aluminum lampshade from Uncle is 7” dia at the bottom x 4-1/8” tall with a 1-5/16” hole non-threaded, in the top for the bulb. Plug the hole and it’s a bowl!

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US ARMY OLIVE DRAB ALUMINUM LAMPSHADE

Shades Of The Army

This Olive Drab painted on the outside and shiny, reflective silver on the inside aluminum lampshade from Uncle is 7” dia at the bottom x 4-1/8” tall with a 1-5/16” hole non-threaded, in the top for the bulb. Plug the hole and it’s a bowl!

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$3.25 EACH
$3.95
-18%

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