Science Toys – Edutainment at Home

Make toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles. See also the Science Blog, – Creator – Simon Field

Science Toys – Edutainment at Home

This Website is a valuable resource for students to learn basics and get interested in electronics and computers – delabs

Science Toys - Edutainment at Home


Electromagnetism: – An electric motor in 10 minutes

The motor is simply a battery, a magnet, and a small coil of wire you make yourself. There is a secret to making it (which I will of course share with you) which is at the same time clever and delightfully simple.

Other Projects – Fun with High Voltage, A 10 minute railgun, A 30 second motor.

Radio: A quick and simple radio

The reason a crystal radio does not need any batteries is the amazing capabilities of the human ear. The ear is extremely sensitive to very faint sounds. The crystal radio uses only the energy of the radio waves sent by radio transmitters.

Others are Building a radio in 10 minutes, Build a portable crystal radio, A radio out of household items, A simple AM transmitter, The Three-Penny Radio.

Computers and Electronics: A Computer Controlled Transmitter

In this project we will build a very simple radio transmitter that you attach to a serial port on your computer. The computer then runs a free program that converts words you type into radio signals that are decoded by another computer, using a cheap radio receiver, and a sound card.

More – A Free Space Laser Data Transmitter, Fun With Solderless Breadboards, A Simple 1 Watt Amplifier – Gyroscopes Educational Gadget – Gyroscopes Educational Gadgets

“ has been in existence since 1999, we were inspired to set up a web site dedicated to all things gyroscope after an attempt to purchase a single toy gyroscope.”Super Precision Gyroscope

Super Precision Gyroscope

The Super Precision Gyroscope is an all new gyroscope, designed and built to the highest precision from the very start. Made from SOLID brass and aluminium with carefully chosen miniature high-grade bearings.

Tedco Original Toy Gyroscope

This gyroscope was first produced in 1917 under the name of ‘Chandler gyroscope’. It has remained relatively unchanged and has been a classic educational toy for generations. It continues to fascinate young and old alike with its mysterious force that seems to defy gravity. Whether you just want to have hours of fun with it just as a toy or whether you want to learn more about physics/science of gyroscopes.