Materials List: Creating Working Radios from Kits:
AM I on the Radio?

For the entire class to share:

  • wire strippers
  • small screwdriver
  • extra kit, for spare parts

Each group needs:

  • Elenco® 2 IC AM Radio Kit and Accessories, available for $16.99 at Amazon
  • soldering Iron, available from Radio Shack
  • solder (recommend silver bearing rosin core for high-tech projects; small diameter)
  • safety glasses
  • wire lead clippers, to clip leftover solder leads close to board
  • 9V battery

(optional) For each student to use to practice soldering during the introduction to soldering:


  • 20 assorted extra resistors, available at Radio Shack
  • 1 blank circuit board, available at Radio Shack