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Build a Crystal Radio (SBD-5201-KIT)
Price:   $65.00   


Build your own radio receiver! With this kit you will learn the basic circuit elements required for receiving radio signals, and you will be able to listen to AM radio broadcasts with something you made yourself.  A nice feature of this kit is that you can make it as easy or as advanced as you want.  Follow the detailed instructions on Science Buddies "Build a Crystal Radio" then experiment on your own to take it to another level!

AquaPhoenix Education has worked closely with Science Buddies to ensure that all of the materials in this kit have been tested.  You can be confident that by buying this kit you will have everything you need to successfully complete your science project, have fun, and learn some science along the way!

10% of proceeds go to support Science Buddies!

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1 Kraft tube, 4" dia, 6 " long
1 Masking tape
1 Mounting board, wood, 6 in. × 9 in.
 1Wire, plastic insulated, 22 gauge, 100 ft
1 Steel wire, galvanized, 20 gauge, 100 ft
2 PVC pipe coupling, 1 3/4" x 3/4"
1 Germanium diode
1 47-kohm resistor
5 Wood screw, small
2 Alligator clip, 2", non-insulated
1 Ceramic earphone, high-impedance
1 Wire strippers 
1 Phillips head screwdriver
1 Fahnestock clips, pk/4
1 Glasses, Safety
1 Lab notebook


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