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What Else Can I do With Elenco Snap Circuits?

What Else Can I do With Elenco Snap Circuits?

Elenco SCROV Rover
You’ve mastered the Elenco Snap Circuits 300 and the SC-500. The SC-750 is no longer challenging enough. You’ve done light shows with the SCL-175 and you’ve built the SCROV-50 with the launcher and aren’t sure what else to do. With those kits you’ve learned a lot fundamentals of electricity, it’s time to start using those skills to start making custom builds with your Elenco Snap Circuits. Snap Circuits teach you the basics of schematics and circuits, and once you’ve learned those basics, you’re well on the way to understanding how to designing your own circuits. To help kickstart your imagination though, a number of people online have shared some amazing hacks and custom builds using Elenco Snap Circuits.

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One interesting observation someone had was that Elenco has no real robotic builds for their kits aside from the SCROV Rover and the PICAXE microcontroller, both of which can be used together. This Instructable outlines which parts from the Rover and Snap Circuits kits you will need, as well non-Snap Circuit pieces. They also walk you through how to install PICAXE and how to configure it. Turning your Rover into a programmable robot is just a first step as once you learn the concepts there, perhaps you can program the robot to do other things.

Just like using real circuits and electronic components will allow you to build many, many things, so too are the projects you can do with Snap Circuits. One creative parent used Snap Circuits to activate a train crossing arm that activated when it sensed liquid. You guessed it, this was a great help in potty training. Another great hack is a set up that uses laser beams with Snap Circuits to create a room alarm. There’s also an entire list of projects that pave the road to endless possibilities. You can make an Internet music player, a countdown launcher for the kid that likes to count down to blast off, a door alarm and quite a bit more.

Elenco Snap Circuits are one of the best educational STEM toys on the market. They not only are great for building exercises, but they teach a lot about real things about electricity. They can open up a whole new world of creativity and discovery and we’d love to see some of your original creations. Please make sure to share them with us on Facebook or Instagram and please make sure to leave us product reviews for your favorites!

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