updated 11:35 am EST, Mon November 6, 2006
Circuit boards for kids
Elenco is selling a product called Snap Circuits, a series of circuit boards meant to teach kids electronics. The units come with pre-made parts such as batteries and conductors, which can be assembled into as many as 750 or more different devices, including burglar alarms, FM radios, and digital voice recorders. Each part is individually colored and numbered for easier recognition. The number of possible projects depends on the model; the SC-100 is limited to 100, and correspondingly, the highest-end model is the SC-750. The boards are available from several different sources, such as Elenco or Speedydog.