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Haynes Advent Calendar Radio [message #94993] Fri, 24 December 2021 16:39 Go to next message
Strum Drum is currently offline  Strum Drum
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I received one of the Haynes Advent Calendar Radio projects as a gift and thought I'd review it. It's a pretty neat kit. It's supposed to be for ages 14 and up, but it's definitely not an easy project, in my opinion. Engineers and electricians will blow right through it, but it's a bit more tedious for the unskilled masses like me. So, don't let the age allowance throw you off from getting one. I think the advent calendar idea is a unique one, even though I found it impossible to sit on it.

I did the project in four days. It was tough to cut the wire strips. I wound up using a carving knife, because the wires are so thin. The instructions are excellent, if slightly complicated. I appreciate that it wouldn't work unless everything was precise. It was a fun little experiment to make a radio this way. I wish it came with a proper casing, but I made due with the cardboard. I highly recommend this kit. It's fairly inexpensive, and I enjoyed killing a few hours with it. I learned a lot about how loudspeakers work, too.
Re: Haynes Advent Calendar Radio [message #94994 is a reply to message #94993] Sat, 25 December 2021 08:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Wow! Sounds cool!
Re: Haynes Advent Calendar Radio [message #95051 is a reply to message #94993] Thu, 06 January 2022 15:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That does sound pretty cool! Where did you get it? I haven't ever seen anything like it. I probably would struggle with it too, and I'm over 14!
Re: Haynes Advent Calendar Radio [message #95137 is a reply to message #95051] Thu, 27 January 2022 10:56 Go to previous message
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Mica wrote on Thu, 06 January 2022 15:15
Where did you get it?
I had fun putting it together. It was a nice, creative gift. I asked my brother where the kit came from for you. Unfortunately, he got from a little hobby store, which is no help to you, but I bet you can find it on Amazon.
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