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    #174745 11/14/13 03:34 PM
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    So after reading about these here, and you guys bragging about these incredible looking kits, I managed to organise to import them into South Africa for my little growing business. They are not to be found here to date, so I am very excited about this.

    Naturally, my kid will be getting the very first one into South Africa as his Birthday Gift laugh

    I had to share and say thank you to all of you who shared the idea with me a year ago - you are going to make my boys and a bunch of kids here very very happy.

    Which are the favourite ones in your house? I just ordered a small variety of them to start with.

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    Madoosa #174747 11/14/13 04:23 PM
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    Snap Circuits will be arriving here from Santa! We ordered the 500 and the computer interface


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    SC is a bit of double-edge sward for us. DD can go on for hours so that is great but then she tends to spill water everywhere and the sound effects get old really fast for me, but not for DD.

    We only have the basic set right now but I'm thinking of getting her either the RC rover or alternative energy one for Christmas.

    Madoosa #174749 11/14/13 04:55 PM
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    We've had our for ages... the 300 model, which I think was the top of the line at the time.

    My boys hadn't played with it for a while and then DS8 was studying electricity at school early this year and became totally, totally obsessed (as he does)... so much he eventually convince my DH to take him to the hardware store and he built his own circuit board (with plywood, batteries, nails, wire, etc.). It won him a cash prize in a state-wide science talent search & Snap Circuits was a big part of the inspiration :-)

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    We bought the SC-300 just to test it out. It was a huge hit with both of my kids (6 and 9), and I'm sure Santa will bring upgrades.

    Madoosa #174752 11/14/13 07:19 PM
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    We are planning on the EV3 this Christmas to test the water with a view on getting into Arduino's further down the road if my DD takes to it.


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    Madoosa #174754 11/14/13 08:24 PM
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    We have the SC-750, which DS loves. Highly recommend. IMO, the integrated circuits and additional components add considerable value above the base set offering.


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    No, definitely not safe for babies. Smallish parts to start with, and plenty of smaller parts that can and do get broken off.


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    Madoosa #174810 11/15/13 09:13 AM
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    Depends on the baby. My kiddo never put stuff in his mouth. Though we got Snap Circuits for our DS when he was 4. He liked them at that age, but then didn't care much about them. Just sold his kit.

    Madoosa #174815 11/15/13 09:28 AM
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    DD didn't really have the hand strength to 'snap' them together until she was about five.


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