On 04/05/2012 09:25 AM, David Riley wrote:
> My son
bought this kit from a yard sale... but there is no manual. I read
> on the internet that you might have the manual for this kit? It is the 75
> in 1 made by Tandy for Radio Shack.
Oh man, I remember that kit. That thing got me started in electronics. Lots of fond
Really!! Very cool. I got my start in electronics with the 65-in-1
kit, when I was 7. I remember that Christmas morning very, very well.
We lived in Bordentown, NJ.
My mother and grandmother were sitting at the kitchen table talking,
and I was where any kid would be on Christmas morning, on the living
room floor. I built the "electronic organ" kit, basically an oscillator
driving the speaker, frequency controlled by the variable resistor,
switched by the key. I guess my mother and grandmother thought of it
more as a "toy", but I remember both of their heads whipping around like
lightning when I hit the key and it went "BEEP!"
Coincidentally, just last week I scored a 65-in-1 kit via eBay,
complete except for the 2xAA battery holder and its two spring
terminals. I received and opened the box two days ago. I really wasn't
prepared for the flood of emotions and memories, I almost got
misty-eyed. Almost. ;)
Good for the soul.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA