Introduction: Snap Circuits AM Radio (Great for Wimbledon!)

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It is without the speaker in this pic because it allows for more viewing without it.

Step 1: The Parts

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To check prices of the parts and/or buy them. Do not feel obliged to buy them on here.

The parts needed:

1 Slide switch

1 Amplifier IC (U4)

1 High Frequency IC (U5)

1 Speaker (SP)

1 Aerial (A1)

2 Battery Ports (B1) (or you can use x2 B4 for) These are referred to as Battery 1 and Battery 2.

3 Resistors (10k, 100k, Variable Resistor)

4 Capacitors (10uf, 0.1uf, 0.02uf, Variable Capacitor)

7 2-snap wires

3 1-snap wires

1 4-snap wire

1 7-snap wire

That's all!

Step 2: Assembly Part 1

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Put the battery holders contacts (or the B4) over positions: Battery 1 - A, 1, 2, 3. Battery 2 - C, D, E, 1. Batteries are in!

Now, put U4's main box facing Battery 2.. It's contacts either side of the box should be a 3-snap wire away from Battery 2's -/+ and Battery 1's -. Join the Battery 1 - contact to the side of the amplifier with a SP. Then join Battery 1's + contact and Battery 2's contact with a Slide Switch. Join Battery 1's contact to the other side of the yellow plastic box with a 3-snap. You can use the pics instead of me rambling on. IMPORTANT NOTE: THE PICTURE IS MISSING A SPEAKER. THAT IS DELIBERATE AS ALL PEOPLE WHO READ THE INTRO WILL KNOW. Thank you. (end of part 1)

Step 3: Assembly Part 2

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For the Snap Circuits Webpage, click here.

Now. Put some parts on it. Again I forgot to take a photo. ARGH. #onemadniffler.

So sorry.


Now back to Step 3.

At the end it will look like the above many-times-repeated pic. That always has an important note. That one. The one with no speaker.

Please ignore all my rambling on.

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. (snores) Oh.

If you think i'm trying to be funny, then you are incorrect. I am not funny. End of.

Please use the picture to build it as I'm rubbish at explaining stuff.

Step 4: Enjoy!!!

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WOOOOOOO!!! If you built this then please comment down below and suggest any ideas to improve, and do enjoy your hand-made AM radio!!! If you did not build this, then also please comment down below and say why you didn't, but do NOT feel obliged to.




SHOE0007 (author)2017-09-13

Have you tried this with snaps 750 with the oscilloscope?

SHOE0007 made it! (author)2017-09-13

Attach a fan to it to the pos and negative side of the battery to make the fan spin dependant on the station.

SHOE0007 (author)2017-09-06

You should try a solar cell DC or lemon batteries to make 6 Volts. You just have to be careful with positive and negative. Attach a solar cell to the 3 volt battery with a 500 ohm resistor to protect the IC. The solar cell can generate at least 3 volts maybe 4-5 volts.

EdwardF2005 (author)2017-07-18

I have this kit xD

Built it

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Bio: A magical creature called a Niffler, straight from the vast world of Harry Potter. However I do love electronics (unlike most nifflers) Enjoy my projects!
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