Science Fair 130 In One Electronic Manual
Find great deals on eBay for Science Fair 130 in One Electronic Project Lab. Shop with confidence. Find great deals on eBay for Science Fair 130 in One Electronic Project Lab. Shop with confidence. SCIENCE FAIR 130 IN ONE ELECTRONIC. Kit is low voltage battery powered making it safe for use even for children. 160 page A4 size fully illustrated owners manual.
It's still sold at MCM: It's neat with the small breadboard. You're not stuck with just the parts on a spring, you can build your own circuits or ones you find elsewhere.
The price has gone up since Radio Shack carried it. I couldn't come up with an online manual for it, just a parts listing and list of the 300 projects. In the link Carl provided for the radio shack support page, the manual number is listed so perhaps it could be ordered from radio shack. -Ed Attachments: 300-in-one.jpg [ 18.19 KiB Viewed 8665 times ]. I have 3 of those at present, one being a Lafayette 150-in-1 in a wood carry case w/ hinged cover and the other two kits are Archer/Science Fair labs. The Lafayette was constructed much better and durable over the Science Fair units.
I still have it to this day. As a youth I played with that Lafayette lab virtually every day. On holidays and family gatherings, when all of us cousins were forced to sit still at Grandma's house and watch one of 3 boring channels on a B/W television, I was hapilly entertaining myself with the Lafayette lab. My cousins were amazed when I built an AM transmitter, bird chirper, light controlled circuits., etc. I learned much from that kit. I even made a high voltage zapper circuit, testing it on my dog's nose (don't worry, in fairness I also zapped myself, my sister, and my cousins too!). My sentimental favorite: Lafayette lab kit _________________ If I had saved all the money I've spent on test equipment, I'd probably spend it on test equipment.
Stapes, welcome to the forum and I hope your interest is strong enough that you post back to the thread. The 300-in-one has many loose parts that go with it besides the console itself and the manual of how to construct the various circuits. If you are lacking the manual, I wonder if you have all the parts needed to build the circuits.
If not, it might be more wise to seek out a complete unit that includes the parts as well as the manual, as the associated parts are required for even the simplest of the circuits, plus it really helps to have the large-format printed version of the manual. Or perhaps chose one of the current versions of these trainers or a simpler one to start, in order to introduce your grandkids to electronics. I have this trainer and the manual, but it's a large one at 10 by 14 inches and 164 pages. I could not locate a pdf of it. To digitize it would be a major effort and while I might try to help you out, it doesn't make much sense to do so if you don't have the associated loose parts. At the moment, you have only this one post to your credit, which doesn't encourage me much to make the effort. If you show some interest in the endeavor by at least replying, I'll try to help.
We need more kids with some hands-on experience in electronics. For many of us here, that early introduction to electricity embodied in these electronics labs and kits was instrumental in guiding our interests and abilities later in life. Mercedes 420 Manual there. I had several of the X-in-one lab kits, won the science fair with one of them. Overall I'd have to say it's preferable/practical to learn electronics hands-on than it is theoretically. For one thing, hands-on--even at the design stage--produces tangible results. For another, hands-on keeps one engaged while theory alone is boring/offputting for all but the most dyed-in-wool nerd.
Even *I* wasn't that nerdy. I wanted to see things happen at my behest. Later I delved theory, but because my interest had been maintained having seen what was possible. That Forrest Mims book is for the 200-in-one, 28-280.
The 300-in-one is 28-270 and is different enough an original manual is better. Especially for young beginners, as the breadboard is shown as a large graphic with the actual wire routing needed, plus a schematic.
Once you have schematic experience, you can use Mim's book and together with the original manual you could extend your education. My manual is 10 x 14, as large as the trainer and 164 pages, no author given. I have not found it online. Who knows about the op Stapes, he or she hasn't replied past post #1 or visited the forum since starting the thread. Oh well, I still enjoy talking about the various trainers.
I never had one as a kid just had to have the 300-in-one when I saw it on sale at the store. The 500-in-one adds microprocessor programming in assembly, but boy it's spendy at around $270. Here's a full page pic of project one, later they have two projects per page, project 12 shown. Attachments: 300project12.jpg [ 63.28 KiB Viewed 8530 times ] 300project1.jpg [ 67 KiB Viewed 8530 times ]. Ed in SD, I have been looking online for the Science Fair 300-in-one 28-270 kit manual and haven't been able to find it anywhere. The few pics you posted are the closest I've gotten! Very excited to see them!