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Snap Circuit Add-On components

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Snap Circuit Add-On components by bryanandaimee Mar 9, 2013
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Summary

Add on components for snap circuits kits. This should enable even more fun with the kiddies. Presently only a design for two connection components like resistors, speakers, motors, diodes etc. Others will follow. (Someday :)

Instructions

  1. Print the part
  2. Buy some mini Anorak snaps (Dritz 651601) and the assembly tool (Dritz 651600)
  3. Solder your component to the inside of the flange of the long narrow snap part. (labeled "d" on the package.) Then do it again to the other side of the component, leaving enough room to stretch to each side of the part.
  4. Solder the male snap "c" to the other side of the flange. Note: You may find it easier to do this after assembly. YMMV
  5. Push both ends of the component into the printed part on the side with the recessed track.
  6. Fit the corresponding tools into the tool holder.( "C" and "B")
  7. Put a female snap "b" on the other side of the part.
  8. Insert into the tool.
  9. Tap with hammer to set the snap
  10. Repeat on the other side

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Hi,

This is a fantastic idea. Thanks for all your efforts and publishing it.

My question is regarding the mini Anorak snaps (Dritz 651601). From what I see of the images of Dritz 651601, the male side and female side cannot be rivoted together. Is that correct? If so how did you rivot them as shown in your images?

Cheers,
Kaushalya

That's correct. You have to solder them together. It's step four in the instructions.

Hi, Thanks for the reply. In the steps, you refer like "labeled "d" on the package". I couldn't find any document labeled as such. Could you please clarify?

Also I noticed the size of the piece is larger than a standard 2 way Snap connector. Would you be able to share the dimension drawing of this piece?

Thanks again,
Kaushalyas

Wow! Thank you for this --and the part number for the snaps. I need to replace or modify a few things for my classroom.

Just purchased Snap Circuits for my grandson for Chrismas, so my first thought was to print my own connectors for my components. I am glade to see someone beat me to the punch. Once we get the set in I will start measuring the parts and start building more pieces.

Where can I buy those snap buttons for snap circuit?

Full kits would be fun, but unfortunately the snaps are kind of expensive, $7 to $10 for 10 snaps, so it's really not saving you much to build your own kit. It is most likely just as cheap to buy a snap circuits kit and add on any components you want later that aren't in the kit. I am working on the 3 snap template which will enable transistors, pots, etc. so by then you could do a pretty good set.

that would be great to do a whole series of these and create your own circuit kits on Thingiverse.

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