Circuit Pinball Electronics Lab Review (Uncle Milton)

Circuit Pinball Electronics Lab
What It Is

Have you ever wondered what makes pinball machines light up and make sounds? Circuits! And with the Ever Wonder? Circuit Pinball Electronics Lab, kids can construct real electronic circuits just like the ones inside a pinball machine. When completed, the circuits will activate authentic pinball lights and sound effects. 

The kit includes more than 60 components, including Printed Circuit Board (PCB) wire chips, circuit connectors, resistors, capacitors, tact switches, LEDs, transistors, phototransistors, integrated circuits, and speakers. Kids simply follow diagrams to place all of these components on the pinball circuit board.

There are more than 20 experiments that kids can follow along with on the full-color experiment diagram. The first few experiments take you through the fundamentals of circuits and how they work. You can read more about what you're doing on the instruction sheet. The next set of experiments play classic pinball sound effects, while the following set of experiments activate eight different pinball themes, including Cartoon Frenzy and Freaky Fun House. 

Is It Fun?

For kids who are interested in how things work, this science kit will be a fun way to get a hands-on look at real circuits and how they power up pinball machines. You're not actually building a pinball machine that you can play, and that might be disappointing to some kids, while other kids will just enjoy the hands-on experimentation with building the circuits and seeing what happens when they move around all the pieces.

Who It’s For

The Circuit Pinball Electronics Lab is for ages 8 and up. This will be a fun science kit for kids who are interested in how things work.

What To Be Aware Of

This requires three AA batteries, which are not included.

The kit comes with a pinball electronics lab base, a pinball header, two switches, one touch conductor, 24 PCB wire chips, two resistors, 33 circuit connectors, one capacitor, one tact switch, one red LED diode, one transistor, one phototransistor, and a science learning poster and manual.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA batteries required