Anybody remember this children's circuit-building kit?

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  1. Bryan

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    It was an electric circuit building kit, where all the components were in white plastic blocks. The plastic blocks had metal contact areas on the side, and they were magnetic such that safe connections clicked together, while bad connections repelled each other. It had the usual capacitors, resistors, inductors, diodes etc., and then some switches, lights, speakers, and other such things.

    Probably from back in the 1970s.

    Trying to buy it for a friend for Crimmus. Any help identifying the name would be AWESOME.
     
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    You might get more help in the Toy Ark.
     
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    Thanks, boss.
     
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    I've never seen or heard of that setup before.

    I had one from Radio Shack that was a bunch of components mounted to a board and had spring clips at each connection, and it came with a bunch of wires for running between the springs. Just like you described, but a different setup. It was a lot of fun.

    I think they still make them, so if you can't find the particular one you're looking for the Radio Shack one might be a good replacement.

    Or there's this:

    Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronic Building Game NEW - eBay (item 350127914742 end time Nov-23-08 16:25:01 PST)
     
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    Ebay?

    That looks cool, BTW.
     
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    I got something like that as a christmas gift back when I was in 5th grade.
    Kept me busy for some time.
     
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    That's pretty cool, would ebay and next day air it. Woah money!

    I had some Armatron thing, where you control an mech arm with 2 small joysticks and pick crap up
     

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