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Recording Digital Data with Magnets (SBD-5263-KIT)

Price:   $66.42   

Have you ever recorded a TV program on a digital video recorder (DVR) or downloaded music to a phone or MP3 player? If so, you've stored information on a magnetic disk drive. How can these devices store information? Use this electronics science kit to find out!  This kit contains the perfect magnets for answering these questions as you learn how magnetic materials are used to store information. You'll learn how alpha-numeric characters are digitized, and you'll use bar magnets to represent the individual data "bits." We've also included a ASCII chart to help you translate letters into the code used in all digital recording. This project helps you to understand the limitations on information density recorded on magnetic materials.

Kits contain tested materials to ensure that you have what 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!
 1  ASCII code, laminated
 24  Bar magnets, 1"
 1  Ruler, 12"
 1  Big horseshoe magnet, 8", plastic coated
 1  Lab notebook