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Elenco 753235 Snap Circuits® BRIC Structures Owner Manual
title:
ENERGIZE YOUR BRICK BUILDING experience
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Three (3) “AA”
batteries required
Pro jec ts
1-26
AG E S 8 t o 1 08
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Table of Contents
Basic Troubleshooting
Parts List
How to Use Snap Circuits®
About Your Snap Circuits® Parts
Introduction to Electricity
DOs and DON’Ts of Building Circuits
WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD - Never connect Snap
Circuits® to the electrical outlets in your home in any
way!
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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for
children under 3 years.
Conforms to all applicable U.S. government requirements and CAN
ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B).
Basic Troubleshooting
1. Most circuit problems are due to incorrect assembly, always doublecheck that your circuit exactly matches the drawing for it.
Advanced Troubleshooting
Project Listings
Schematics and Blue Prints
Projects
Other Snap Circuits® Products
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5
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WARNING: Always check your wiring
before turning on a circuit. Never leave
a circuit unattended while the batteries
are installed. Never connect additional
batteries or any other power sources
to your circuits. Discard any cracked or
broken parts.
Adult Supervision:
Because children’s abilities vary so
much, even with age groups, adults
should exercise discretion as to which
experiments are suitable and safe (the
instructions should enable supervising
adults to establish the experiment’s
suitability for the child). Make sure
your child reads and follows all of
2. Be sure that parts with positive/negative markings are positioned
as per the drawing.
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3. Be sure that all connections are securely snapped.
4. Try replacing the batteries.
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Elenco® is not responsible for parts damaged due to
incorrect wiring.
Note: If you suspect you have damaged parts, you can follow the
Advanced Troubleshooting procedure on page 7 to determine which
ones need replacing.
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the relevant instructions and safety
procedures, and keeps them at hand
for reference.
This product is intended for use by
adults and children who have attained
sufficient maturity to read and follow
directions and warnings.
Never modify your parts, as doing so
may disable important safety features
in them, and could put your child at risk
of injury.
Batteries:
Use only 1.5V AA type, alkaline
batteries (not included).
Insert batteries with correct
polarity.
Non-rechargeable batteries
should not be recharged.
Rechargeable batteries should
only be charged under adult
supervision, and should not be
recharged while in the product.
Do not connect batteries or
battery holders in parallel.
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Do not mix old and new batteries.
Do not mix alkaline, standard
(carbon-zinc), or rechargeable
(nickel-cadmium) batteries.
Remove batteries when they are
used up.
Do not short circuit the battery
terminals.
Never throw batteries in a fire or
attempt to open its outer casing.
Batteries are harmful if swallowed,
so keep away from small children.
Parts List (Colors and styles may vary) Symbols and Numbers
Important: If any parts are missing or damaged, DO NOT RETURN TO RETAILER. Call toll-free (800) 533-2441 or e-mail us at: help@elenco.com.
Customer Service: 150 Carpenter Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090 U.S.A. ● You may order additional / replacement parts at www.elenco.com/replacement-parts
Qty.
ID
Name
Symbol
Part #
Qty.
ID
Name
Symbol
Part #
Brick Remover Tool
6BRTOOL
3-Snap Wire
6SC03
3D Snap
6SC3DSNAP
B3
Battery Holder - uses three (3)
1.5V type “AA” (not Included)
6SCB3
r1
D8
Color LED
6SCD8
6BR1X10G
r1
D9
Blue LED
6SCD9
Brick 1x12
6BR1X12G
r1
D11
Blink Red LED
6SCD11
r 18
Brick 2x2
6BR2X2G
r1
D12
Color2 LED
6SCD12
r6
Brick 2x4
6BR2X4G
r1
Fiber Optic Tree
6SCFT
r8
Brick 2x6
6BR2X6G
r1
Mounting Base
6SCFMB
r 25
Bric2snap Adapter, 1x1
6BRA1X1
r2
Jumper Wire (Orange)
6SCJ3A
r 25
Bric2snap Adapter, 1x2
6BRA1X2
r3
Jumper Wire (Blue)
6SCJ4
r 25
Bric2snap Adapter, 2x2
6BRA2X2
r1
4.5V Lamp
6SCL4
r1
Baseplate 10” x 5”
6BRBP1
r1
Lined Lens LED Attachment
6SCLLENS
r6
Plate 2x12
6BRP2X12DG
r1
S1
Slide Switch
6SCS1
r 20
Plate 2x2
6BRP2X2G
r1
U32
Melody IC
6SCU32
r4
Brick 1x1, 3-Sided
6BR1X1S3
r1
r 33
Brick 1x2
6BR1X2G
r3
r 10
Brick 1x3
6BR1X3G
r2
r 11
Brick 1x4
6BR1X4G
r1
r 11
Brick 1x6
6BR1X6G
r4
Brick 1x10
r7
3
L4
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How to Use Snap Circuits®
­­­Snap Circuits® uses building blocks with
snaps to build the different electrical and
electronic circuits in the projects. Each block
has a function: there are switch blocks, light
blocks, battery blocks, different length wire
blocks, etc. These blocks are different colors
and have numbers and letters on them so
that you can easily identify them. The blocks
you will be using are shown as color symbols,
allowing you to easily snap them together to
form a circuit.
When installing a battery, be sure the spring
is compressed straight back, and not bent
up, down, or to one side.
Sometimes if can be difficult to separate
bric2snap adapters from the baseplate or
bricks and plates, so use the Brick Remover
Tool for help for needed, as shown:
For Example:
This is the slide switch, it is green and has
the marking S1 on it. The part symbols in
this booklet may not exactly match the
appearance of the actual parts, but will
clearly identify them.
You need a power source to build each
circuit. This is labeled B3 and requires three
(3) 1.5V “AA” batteries (not included).
Some circuits use the jumper wires to make
unusual connections. Just clip them on as
indicated.
You can also use the remover to separate
bricks and plates from each other.
Often you will mount Snap Circuits®
components on bric2snap adapters, simply
place them on the posts of the adapters:
Note that this set includes 25 of each of the
bric2snap adapter pieces, more are used in
projects in this booklet. Your set includes
extra adapters so you can easily expand on
your own using other Snap Circuits® and
bricks sets you may have.
Note: While building the projects, be careful not
to accidentally make a direct connection across
the battery holder (a “short circuit”), as this may
damage and/or quickly drain the batteries.
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About Your Snap Circuits® Parts
BATTERY HOLDER
SNAP WIRES & JUMPER WIRES
LEDs
The batteries (B3) produce an electrical voltage
using a chemical reaction. This “voltage” can
be thought of as electrical pressure, pushing
electricity through a circuit just like a pump
pushes water through pipes. This voltage is
much lower and much safer than that used in The blue 3-snap wires and jumper wires (blue &
your house wiring. Using more batteries increases orange) are wires used to connect components.
the “pressure”, therefore, more electricity flows.
They are used to transport electricity and do not
affect circuit performance. The 3-snap wires
make rigid connections, while the jumper wires
make flexible connections.
The color, blue, blink red, and color2 LEDs
(D8, D9, D11 & D12) are light emitting diodes,
and may be thought of as a special one-way
light bulbs. In the “forward” direction, (indicated
by the “arrow” in the symbol) electricity flows
if the voltage exceeds a turn-on threshold
brightness then increases. The blink red LED
contains a microcircuit that turns it on and off.
The color and color2 LEDs contain red, green,
and blue LEDs, with a micro-circuit controlling
them. A high current will burn out an LED, so the
current must be limited by other components
Wires transport electricity just like pipes are in the circuit (Snap Circuits® LEDs have internal
used to transport water. The colorful plastic resistors added, to protect them in case you
coating protects them and prevents electricity make wiring mistakes). LEDs block electricity in
the “reverse” direction.
from getting in or out.
SOUND MODULE
Battery Holder (B3)
SLIDE SWITCH
The slide switch (S1) connects (“ON”) or
disconnects (“OFF”) the wires in a circuit. When
ON it has no effect on circuit performance.
Switches turn on electricity just like a faucet
turns on water from a pipe.
The melody IC (U32) contains a specialized
sound-generation integrated circuit (IC), a small
speaker, and a few supporting components.
The IC has a recording of the melody, which it
makes into an electrical signal for the speaker.
The speaker converts the signal into mechanical
vibrations. The vibrations create variations
LAMP
in air pressure, which travel across the room.
You “hear” sound when your ears feel these air A light bulb, such as in the 4.5V lamp (L4),
contains a special thin high-resistance wire.
pressure variations.
When a lot of electricity flows through, this wire
gets so hot it glows bright. Voltages above the
bulb’s rating can burn out the wire.
(Part designs are subject to change without notice).
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Introduction to Electricity
What is electricity? Nobody really knows. We only know how to produce
it, understand its properties, and how to control it. Electricity is the
movement of sub-atomic charged particles (called electrons) through
a material due to electrical pressure across the material, such as from a
battery.
Power sources, such as batteries, push electricity through a circuit, like
a pump pushes water through pipes. Wires carry electricity, like pipes
carry water. Devices like LEDs, motors, and speakers use the energy
in electricity to do things. Switches and transistors control the flow of
electricity like valves and faucets control water. Resistors limit the flow
of electricity.
machinery and appliances. The most important aspect of electricity
in our society is that it allows energy to be easily transported over
distances.
Note that “distances” includes not just large distances but also tiny
distances. Try to imagine a plumbing structure of the same complexity
as the circuitry inside a portable radio - it would have to be large because
we can’t make water pipes so small. Electricity allows complex designs
to be made very small.
There are two ways of arranging parts in a circuit, in series or in parallel.
Here are examples:
The electrical pressure exerted by a battery or other power source is
called voltage and is measured in volts (V). Notice the “+” and “–” signs
on the battery; these indicate which direction the battery will “pump”
the electricity.
The electric current is a measure of how fast electricity is flowing in
a wire, just as the water current describes how fast water is flowing in
a pipe. It is expressed in amperes (A) or milliamps (mA, 1/1000 of an
ampere).
Series Circuit
The “power” of electricity is a measure of how fast energy is moving
through a wire. It is a combination of the voltage and current (Power =
Voltage x Current). It is expressed in watts (W).
The resistance of a component or circuit represents how much it resists
the electrical pressure (voltage) and limits the flow of electric current.
The relationship is Voltage = Current x Resistance. When the resistance
increases, less current flows. Resistance is measured in ohms (Ω), or kilo
ohms (kΩ, 1000 ohms).
Nearly all of the electricity used in our world is produced at enormous
generators driven by steam or water pressure. Wires are used to
efficiently transport this energy to homes and businesses where it is
used. Motors convert the electricity back into mechanical form to drive
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Parallel Circuit
Placing components in series increases the resistance; highest value
dominates. Placing components in parallel decreases the resistance;
lowest value dominates.
The parts within these series and parallel sub-circuits may be arranged
in different ways without changing what the circuit does. Large circuits
are made of combinations of smaller series and parallel circuits.
DOs and DON’Ts of Building Circuits
After building the circuits given in this booklet, you may wish to
experiment on your own. Use the projects in this booklet as a guide, as
many important design concepts are introduced throughout them. Every
circuit will include a power source (the batteries), a resistance (which
might be a lamp, melody IC, or LED (which has an internal protection
resistor), etc.), and wiring paths between them and back. You must be
careful not to create “short circuits” (very low-resistance paths across the
batteries, see examples below) as this will damage components and/or
quickly drain your batteries. Elenco® is not responsible for parts damaged
due to incorrect wiring. If you are only using the parts in this set, then
your parts cannot be damaged by incorrect wiring.
Here are some important guidelines:
ALWAYS USE EYE PROTECTION WHEN EXPERIMENTING ON YOUR OWN.
Examples of SHORT CIRCUITS - NEVER DO THESE!!!
Placing a 3-snap wire
directly across the batteries
is a SHORT CIRCUIT.
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NEVER
DO!
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NEVER
DO!
This is also a
SHORT CIRCUIT.
When the slide switch (S1) is turned on, this large circuit has a SHORT
CIRCUIT path (as shown by the arrows). The short circuit prevents any
other portions of the circuit from ever working.
ALWAYS include at least one component that will limit the current
through a circuit, such as a lamp, melody IC, or an LED (which
has an internal protection resistor).
ALWAYS use switches in conjunction with other components that
will limit the current through them. Failure to do so will
create a short circuit and/or damage those parts.
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ALWAYS disconnect your batteries immediately and check your
wiring if something appears to be getting hot.
ALWAYS check your wiring before turning on a circuit.
NEVER
connect to an electrical outlet in your home in any way.
NEVER
leave a circuit unattended when it is turned on.
For all of the projects given in this book, the parts may be arranged in
different ways without changing the circuit. For example, the order of
parts connected in series or in parallel does not matter — what matters
is how combinations of these sub-circuits are arranged together.
Note that this set includes 25 of each of the bric2snap adapter pieces,
though no more than 10 are used in projects in this booklet. Your set
includes extra adapters so you can easily expand on your own using
other Snap Circuits® and bricks sets you may have.
NEVER
DO!
!
!
NEVER
DO!
Warning to Snap Circuits® owners: Do not connect additional
voltage sources from other sets, or you may damage your parts.
Contact ELENCO® if you have questions or need guidance.
You are encouraged to tell us about new circuits and structures you
create. If they are unique, we will post them with your name and state
on our website at: elenco.com/showcase
Send your suggestions (with photos) to ELENCO®: info@elenco.com
WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD - Never connect Snap Circuits®
to the electrical outlets in your home in any way!
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Advanced Troubleshooting (Adult supervision recommended)
Elenco® is not responsible for parts damaged due to incorrect wiring.
Project
Description
Page
1
Start Circuit
9-10
2
5 Lights and a Melody
11
1. Lamp (L4), color LED (D8), blue LED (D9), blink red LED (D11), color2 LED (D12), melody
IC (U32), and battery holder (B3): Place batteries in holder. Place the lamp directly across the
battery holder, it should light. Place the LEDs (D8, D9, D11, & D12) directly across the battery
holder one at a time (LED + to battery +), the LED should light (D8 should change colors, D11
should be blinking, and D12 should slowly change colors). Place the melody IC directly across
the battery holder (+ to +), it should play a tune. If none work, then replace your batteries and
repeat, if still bad then the battery holder is damaged.
3
4 Lights and Clicking
12
4
Light Post
13-14
5
Directional Lights
15
6
Cross of Lights
16-17
7
Bric Tower
18-21
3. Jumper wires (blue and orange): Use this mini-circuit to test each jumper wire, the lamp
should light.
8
Bric Bridge
22-24
9
House of Lights
25-26
10
Bric Mammal
27-28
11
Leds in Series & Parallel
29
12
Bric Building
30-31
13
Tri-Level House
32-34
14
Elevated Circuit
35
15
Bi-Level Circuit
36
16
Overhead Light
37-38
17
3 Shine Out
39-40
18
Light House
41-42
19
Four Fun
43
20
Four Further Fun
44
21
Bric Elevation
45-46
22
Bric House
47-49
23
Diagonal Circuit
50
24
Wall of Lights
51
25
Your Wall of Lights
52
26
2 Story House
53-55
If you suspect you have damaged parts, you can follow this procedure to systematically
determine which ones need replacing:
5. 3-snap wires: Use this mini-circuit to test each of the 3-snap wires. The lamp should light.
6. Slide switch (S1): Build this mini-circuit; if the lamp doesn’t light then the slide switch is bad.
You may order additional / replacement parts at: www.elenco.com/replacement-parts
Phone: (847) 541-3800 | E-mail: help@elenco.com
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Project Listings
SCHEMATICS AND BLUE PRINTS
After building the structures in this set, you may want to expand using parts from other brick construction and Snap Circuits® sets you
already have. For this, advance planning is recommended. Think about what you want your structure to do and how you want it to look
before you start building it. Electrical engineers make drawings of their circuits (called schematics), and architects make drawings for
their building (called prints or floor plans). Schematics and prints are also useful in analyzing problems or making changes after the
circuit or structure has been built.
Electrical schematics use simple symbols to represent the
electrical components, often the same symbols that are marked
on your Snap Circuits® components. Wires are represented by
just lines and can be of any length. This is a schematic for the
circuit in project 11:
This is a schematic for the circuit in projects 2, 7, 8, 12, 13, and
TBD; although those circuits are all constructed differently,
electrically they are the same, with D8, D9, D11, D12, L4, and U32
all connected in parallel:
Schematics tell you how a circuit will work, but not how it is constructed. Similarly an architect’s print or floor plan of a house tells you
about the layout of the house, but not colors or other details. Here is an example of a floor plan drawing for a house:
An architect’s drawings may show the floor plan or other
information about the construction, depending on who will be
using the drawing. These drawings used to be call blueprints,
due to the color used when making them years ago. Notice that
the symbol for a switch in electrical schematics is based on the
architect’s symbol for a door.
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Project 1
START CIRCUIT
1
2
4x
3
Snap Circuits® uses electronic blocks that snap onto
pegs to build different circuits. These blocks have
different colors and numbers on them so you can easily
identify them.
NOTE: this circuit (and many others in this book)
have an LED being used without a resistor or other
component to limit the electric current through it.
Normally this could damage an LED but your Snap
Circuits® LEDs include internal protection resistors,
& will not be damaged. Be careful if you later use
other electrical sets with unprotected LEDs. T­­­he
festive tree and egg may also be used with other
Snap Circuits® LEDs from different sets.
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Place 4 bric2snap adapters and one 2x2 plate on the
baseplate as shown. Then mount the 3-snap wire and
battery holder (B3) on the adapters. Next, place the slide
switch (S1) and color LED (D8) on the other parts, as
shown. Install three (3) “AA” batteries (not included) into
the battery holder (B3) if you have not done so already;
be sure the battery springs are compressed straight
back, and not bent up, down, or to one side.
Project 1
START CIRCUIT
Turn on the slide switch, and enjoy the light show from the color
LED (D8). For best effects, place the fiber optic tree on the color LED
using the mounting base, and dim the room lights.
Variants:
A. Replace the color LED with the color2 LED (D12). The color2 LED
changes colors more slowly.
B. Replace the color2 LED with the blue LED (D9).
C. Replace the blue LED (D9) with the blink red LED (D11).
D. Replace the blink red LED (D11) with the lamp (L4).
E. Replace the lamp (L4) with the melody IC (U32, “+” on left).
Snappy says when you turn on the slide switch, electricity flows
from the batteries, through the color LED and back to the battery
through the switch. If the switch is off, the flow of electricity is
blocked, and the color LED won’t light.
LEDs are light emitting diodes, which convert electrical energy into
light. The color of the light depends on the characteristics of the
material used in them. The color LED actually contains separate red,
green, and blue lights, with a micro-circuit controlling them; the
colors can be combined to produce yellow, cyan, purple, and white.
1o
Project 2
1
5 Lights and a Melody
2
2X
1ox
3
4
All the lights and the melody IC are
connected in parallel, so swapping
their locations won’t change the circuit
(but don’t connect them backwards or
they won’t work).
11
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the
slide switch (S1). The lamp (L4) and 4 LEDs
(D8, D9, D11, & D12) light, and the melody
IC (U32) plays. For best effects, place the
fiber optic tree on one of the LEDs using the
mounting base, and dim the room lights.
Project 3
4 Lights and Clicking
1
2
8x
3x
7x
6x
3
4
This circuit has the melody
IC (U32), blink red LED (D11),
and lamp (L4) connected in
series, to show the differences
in how they operate.
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide switch (S1).
The four LEDS (D8, D9, D11, & D12) should be on, the lamp (L4)
should be off, and there may be a slight clicking from the melody
IC (U32). For best effects, place the fiber optic tree on one of the
LEDs using the mounting base, and dim the room lights.
Next, add a jumper wire at one of these locations:
A. Across U32: the sound stops and D11 is brighter.
B. Across D11: D11 is off, and U32 plays a tune.
C. Across U32 and D11: L4 is on.
Use the remover tool to help separate the bricks and adapters
when dismantling the circuit.
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Project 4
1
Light Post
2
7x
7x
3X
4x
3
4
2x
2x
9x
6x
2x
2x
5
6
LINED
LENS
13
Project 4
Light post
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the
slide switch (S1). The four LEDs (D8, D9, D11, &
D12) and lamp (L4) light. The 3D snaps allow
the blue and blink red LEDs to be rotated to
shine in any direction. For best effects, place
the fiber optic tree on the color2 LED (D12)
using the mounting base, place the lined lens
on the color LED (D8), and dim the room lights.
You can swap LED locations as desired.
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Project 5
1
Directional Lights
2x
3x
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide
switch (S1). The LEDs (D9 &D11) light, and can be
rotated to shine in any direction.
You can replace the LEDs with any of the other ones.
2
3x
2x
4x
6x
4
3
2x
5
2x
15
Project 6
Cross of Lights
2
1
Back View
4x
3
4x
4
4x
18x
Back View
2x
2x
5
2x
6
16
Project 6
Cross of Lights
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide
switch (S1). Four LEDs and a lamp light.
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Project 7
1
BRIC Tower
2
4x
2x
2x
4
3
3x
3x
5x
5x
4x
2x
Note: You can omit the sound by removing
the melody IC (move the blink red
LED (D11) to where the melody IC was).
5
6
2x
3x
6x
3x
18
Project 7
BRIC Tower
8
7
2x
2x
2x
1o
9
2x
Add 2 wires, one end loose:
11
2x
1ox 1ox
12
6x
6x
3x
2x
19
Project 7
BRIC Tower
14
13
4x
3x
4x
2x
2x
15
4x
16
2x
2x
18
17
2x
1x
2x
2x
2o
Project 7
BRIC Tower
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide switch
(S1). The four LEDs (D8, D9, D11, & D12) and lamp (L4)
light, and the melody IC (U32) plays tunes. The 3D snaps
allow the blue and blink red LEDs to be rotated to shine in
different directions. Dim the room lights for best effects.
You can omit the sound by removing the melody IC (move
the blink red LED (D11) to where the melody IC was).
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Project 8
1
BRIC Bridge
2x
2
1x
2x
2x
4x
2x
4
3
4x
4x
3x
2x
6x
x6
Note: if one of the blue
jumper wires is a tight fit,
then use an orange one
instead.
6
5
8x
2x
4x
2x
4x
2x
2x
22
Project 8
BRIC Bridge
LINED LENS,
orient like this
8
7
2x
2x
4x
2x
1o
9
2x
4x
2x
2x
12
11
2x
2x
4x
23
4x
Project 8
BRIC Bridge
13
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide switch
(S1). The four LEDs (D8, D9, D11, & D12) and lamp (L4)
light, and the melody IC (U32) plays tunes. The 3D
snaps allow the blue and blink red LEDs to be rotated
to shine in different directions. Dim the room lights
for best effects.
You can omit the sound by removing the melody IC
(move the color LED (D8) to where the melody IC was).
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Project 9
House of Lights
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide switch (S1).
The four LEDs (D8, D9, D11, & D12) and lamp (L4) light. The 3D
snaps allow the blue and color2 LEDs to be rotated to shine in
different directions. Dim the room lights for best effects.
2
1
4x
2x
6x
2x
3x
3
6x
2x
4
6x
2x
6
5
5x
3x
4x
2x
5x
25
Project 9
You can add sound by replacing the lamp (L4)
with the melody IC (“+” side should be away
from the S1 switch). You can also change the
locations of the LEDs and lamp with each other.
House of Lights
8
7
2x
2x
2x
2x
2x
4x
6x
1o
9
2x
4x
2x
2x
3x
2x
8x 4x
2x
11
6x
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Project 10
BRIC Mammal
2x
2
1
3x 3x
16x
6x
4
3
2x
3x
4x
2x
2x
6
5
4x
4x
4x
5x
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Project 10
BRIC Mammal
8
7
2x
9
12x 5x
3x
1o
2x
3x
7x
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide
switch (S1). The LEDs (D11, & D12) light.
If you look straight at the structure it resembles a
mammal, with eyes that light up. You can adjust
the position of the wires so they are less visible. You
can replace the LEDs with different ones if desired.
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Project 11
1
LEDs in Series & Parallel
2
6x
Build the circuit as shown, and turn
on the slide switch (S1). The LEDs (D8,
D11, & D12) light; watch how their
patterns change.
Try swapping the LED locations and
replacing one with the blue LED (D9),;
try all combinations and see how the
effects change. You can also place the
unused 3-snap wire where the color2
LED is and see how the circuit changes.
2x
Here the color LED and blink red LED are connected in
parallel, and then connected in series with the color2
LED, to produce some interesting effects. The electricity
from the batteries flows through the color2 LED, then
splits up between the color and blink red LEDs, then recombines in the switch before returning to the batteries.
When LEDs are connected in series the battery voltage
may not be strong enough to fully turn them on. Red
light is easier to produce then the other colors, and so
turns on more easily.
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Project 12
BRIC Building
2
1
4x
4x
3x
2x
4
3
16x
12x
2x
2x
6
5
4x 3x
2x
2x
6x
3o
Project 12
BRIC Building
8
7
1ox
1ox
2x
1ox
1ox
2x
9
2x
2x
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide switch
(S1). The four LEDs (D8, D9, D11, & D12) and lamp (L4)
light, and the melody IC (U32) plays tunes. The 3D snaps
allow the blue and color2 LEDs to be rotated to shine in
different directions. Dim the room lights for best effects.
You can remove the melody IC if desired, just shift the
blink red LED (D11) to where the melody IC was.
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Project 13
Tri-Level House
2
1
4x
2x
2x
3
1ox
4x
4
8x
6x
2x
2x
6
5
4x
2x
4x
5x
3x
2x
2x
32
Project 13
7
2x
Tri-Level House
8
2x
2x
1o
9
6x
6x
6x
4x
4x
12
11
2x
4x
2x
4x
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8x
Project 13
Tri-Level House
13
14
2x
2x
4x
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide switch
(S1). The four LEDs (D8, D9, D11, & D12) and lamp (L4)
light, and the melody IC (U32) plays tunes. The 3D snaps
allow the blue and color2 LEDs to be rotated to shine in
different directions. Dim the room lights for best effects.
You can remove the melody IC or re-arrange any of the
lights if desired.
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Project 14
1
1ox
6x
6x
18x
35
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on
the slide switch (S1). The LEDs (D8 & D9)
light, and the melody IC (U32) plays
tunes. You can replace the LEDs and
melody IC with any of the other lights.
Elevated Circuit
2
22x
1ox
4x
3x
Project 15
Bi-Level Circuit
2
1
2x
3x
3x
5x
3x
2x
1ox
12x
2x
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide switch (S1). The
LEDs (D11 & D12) light in a blinking pattern. You can replace
the LEDs with any other LEDs and see how the circuit changes.
3
2x
As the blink red LED (D11) turns
on and off, the brightness of the
color2 LED (D12) also changes
because those LEDs are connected
in series. When components are
connected in series, a change in
one affects the others.
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Project 16
Overhead Light
2
1
6x
3x
4
3
16x
16x
Top View
4x
2x
2x
6
5
2x
2x
2x
37
2x
3x
2x
Project 16
Overhead Light
7
2x
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide
switch (S1). The four LEDs (D8, D9, D11, & D12) and
lamp (L4) light. Dim the room lights for best effects.
4x
You can re-arrange the lights as desired, or replace
one with the melody IC (U32).
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Project 17
3 Shine Out
2
1
3x
7x
4x
21x
1ox
5x
3
4
2x
Back View
2x
5
6
6x
2x
39
Project 17
3 Shine Out
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the
slide switch (S1). The three LEDs (D8, D11,
& D12) light. You can re-arrange the LEDs
or replace one with the blue LED (D9).
4o
Project 18
Light House
2
1
4x
2x
4
3
5x
2x
5x
2x
6
5
5x
2x
2x
41
Project 18
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on
the slide switch (S1). The blue and color2
LEDs (D9 & D12) light. You can replace
the LEDs with any of the other lights.
Light House
8
7
2x
3x
1o
9
5x
11
6x
42
Project 19
Four Fun
2
1
8x
3x
3
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on
the slide switch (S1). The four LEDs light
in a blinking pattern, but some will be
dim. You can swap the LEDs with each
other and see how the circuit changes.
You can also remove one LED, or
replace one with the melody IC (U32).
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This circuit has two pairs of parallel LEDs in series
with each other. Some of the LEDs are blinking
in different patterns (D11 turning on and off, D8
changing colors quickly, and D12 changing colors
slowly). Red color is easier to produce than green
or blue, and green is easier to produce than blue.
The combination of these effects creates the
pattern you see.
Project 20
Four Further fun
2
1
6x
2x
3
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on
the slide switch (S1). The three LEDs
(D8, D11, & D12) light in a dim blinking
pattern, and the melody IC (U32) makes
weird sounds Try removing one of the
LEDs at a time and see how the sound
changes.
Electricity from the batteries goes through
the melody IC, then splits up and goes
through the three LEDs, then re-combines
in the switch. The LEDs all having different
blinking patterns and the melody IC has a
sound pattern; their combination creates the
effects you see and hear.
44
Project 21
BRIC Elevation
2
1
2x
4x
2x
3x
2x
4
3
2x
3x
2x
2x
6
5
2x
2x
2X
45
Project 21
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on
the slide switch (S1). The blue and color2
LEDs (D9 & D12) light. You can replace
the LEDs with any of the other lights.
BRIC Elevation
8
7
2x
2x
2x
1o
9
2x
2x
2x
11
2x
46
Project 22
1
Bric House
2
2x
3x
4x
6x
9x
2x
4
3
3x
3x
2x
4x
6x
2x
2x
2x
6
5
2x
2x
47
2x
3x
Project 22
8
7
2x
2x
2x
9
11
Bric House
2x
2x
2x
1o
2x
3x
12
2x
48
Project 22
13
4x
5x
6x
49
Bric House
Project 23
2
1
4x
diagonal Circuit
4x
2x
3
4
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide switch
(S1). The three LEDs (D8, D9, & D11) light in a dim blinking
pattern, and the melody IC (U32) makes weird sounds. The
lamp (L4) is used here as a 3-snap wire and does not light.
Try replacing one of the LEDs with the color2 LED (D12).
5o
Project 24
Wall of Light
2
1
8x
4x
6x
16x
1ox
3x
3
4
LINED LENS,
orient like this
2x
Build the circuit as shown, and turn on the slide switch (S1).
The color LED (D8) shines a colorful pattern on the wall
of bricks, for best effects rotate the lined lens so its lines
converge toward the wall, and place the circuit in a dark room.
The melody IC (U32) makes sound, and can be removed from
the circuit if desired.
You can replace the color LED (D8) with the color2 LED (D12)
to change the effects.
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Project 25
1
Your Wall of Light
2
Place this circuit close to a wall in a
dark room. For best effects rotate
the lined lens so its lines converge
toward the wall. You can replace
the color LED (D8) with the color2
LED (D12) to change the effects.
4x
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Project 26
1
4x
2x
2 Story House
4x
2
5x
4x
2x
4x
4x
4x
4
3
2x
2x
2x
8x
6x
6
5
2x
6x
4x
3x
2x
53
Project 26
2 Story House
8
7
11x
1O
9
12x
2x
6x
6x
2x
4x
2x
2x
12x
6x
4x
2x
This structure is shown on the cover of
your box, use that picture as a guide in
building it.
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Project 26
2 Story House
What’s next? Your set includes more brick-to-snap
adapters than are needed to build the structures
in this book, so that you may expand on your own
using parts from other Snap Circuits® and bricks sets
you may have.
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