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Schuco TV Lab

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:39 am
by Harry Dalek
i was not really sure what this was till i did some searching looks like i missed out on these philips kits in Australia came across it and found it interesting ....i think from reading there were a few versions of the tv kits.
Love the kits looks like you got the crt tube one and could make a scope or tv by buying other kits to tack on. ... iment-kits ... =83&t=1882 ... t=&act=url

The original german page ... lit=ee2000 ... t=&act=url

Re: Schuco TV Lab

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:43 pm
by Dave Moll
Although I had one of those electronics construction kits (complete with the springy connectors) as a child back in the 1960s, the circuits were rather more basic - just simple oscillators, amplifiers and morse-code buzzers etc. Building a TV this way sounds somewhat daunting - even fifty or so years later!

Re: Schuco TV Lab

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:46 pm
by Steve Anderson
Yes, I recall those Philip's boxes, one may still be in my mother's attic in the UK - complete with those rather unique springy connectors.

The circuits were simple, usually consisting of only two transistors (Gernamium AF116 & AC126) but you could build up an earpiece AM radio and lots of other things. A good introduction to be sure. Required two of those now (I guess) obsolescent 4.5v flat-pack batteries. Exide (UK) made them, I think they were called FP4. Local gas station stocked them, 2/6 rings a bell (Old UK money, 12.5p in today's parlace). I still can just remember the farthing.

Steve A.

Re: Schuco TV Lab

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:34 pm
by Dave Moll
Surprisingly, the "flat-pack" 4½V batteries are still around in the UK, though one probably needs to shop around a bit. It may, however, be better just to buy a couple of holders for three AA cells.