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Q & A: Transistor Demos

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Do you have any demonstrations or labs dealing with transistors on a simple and inexpensive level. The age group would be from 12-17. I don’t want to do extensive quantitative studies on the transistor using breadboards, circuits, if it can be avoided. Also, do you have any demos/labs utilizing the piezoelectric effect and the construction of an inexpensive crystal radio? Many thanks, William Weber
- william weber
rufus king high school, milwaukee, wi. usa
A:
Dear William,

We dont do any transistor labs with the physics van...this is a bit advanced for the age group we usually see. I have seen seveal pretty good "electronics experiment kits" however at local stores. Have you tried your local radio shack or hobby store...they may have just what you want.

MS

(published on 10/22/2007)

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