This month we’ll be showing you how to make a hovercraft. This project is a super low-cost way to repurpose a couple of drone motors and learn about these cool vehicles. We’ll explain the basics of how these amphibious vehicles work, and then will share step-by-step instructions for building your own cracker box hovercraft. This […]
Basic Electrical Circuit
LEDs, flying saucers, wacky doorbell circuits and more! The basic electrical circuit projects below are great for your classroom, homeschool, or makerspace.
Tutorials include step-by-step instructions along with a description of how electricity flows through circuits. We’ll tell you what supplies you’ll need and we’ll embed some helpful (and fun!) videos to get you tinkering in minutes.
You might also wish to take a look at all of our cool engineering projects or just our slightly more advanced electrical engineering projects.
We also have a helpful basic electronics page that teaches skills such as how to use a breadboard and multimeter.
We’d love to hear from you! Are there basic electrical circuit projects that you’d like to see here? Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please leave us a comment or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Make a Speaker (and How it Works)
If we told you that we were going to show you how to make a speaker out of a paper cup, you would probably say, “oh yeah– we’re going to make a string phone.” But we’re not going to do *that* project. What if we told you that you would be able to hear the […]
DIY Valentines That Light Up in 7 Easy Steps!
Did you know that you can make DIY Valentines light up with a simple LED circuit? Light up DIY Valentines are fun and easy to make. They’re also a super STEM (and STEAM) activity for kids (and adults!) to learn about electricity.. And, if you want your Valentine to stand out among all the Hallmark […]
How to Use a Breadboard: Make a Circuit Game
Have you ever wondered how to use a breadboard? All those rows of tiny holes… At first glance, breadboards look mildly intimidating. Fear not! They’re actually a cinch to understand. Once you see how breadboards are built, you’ll be using them to build circuits in no time. We’ll explain how to use a breadboard, and […]
Easy STEM Project: Crazy electromagnet doorbell
For this easy STEM project, we’ll make a fun doorbell. We’ll use a few household items and an electromagnet, along with several other Snap Circuits pieces. This project and all Geek Pack Hack activities must be undertaken with a suitable adult completing their own risk assessment and supervising their children at all times. We originally […]
Homemade Toy Car: Turbo-charged Lego car
In just 5 easy steps we’ll show you how to build a homemade toy car using drone or hobby motors to power a Lego car! This project and all Geek Pack Hack activities must be undertaken with a suitable adult completing their own risk assessment and supervising their children at all times. For us, this […]
How to Make an Electrical Circuit
There is something magical about building a basic electrical circuit for the first time, connecting those wires, and watching the bulb light up. It’s exciting no matter how old you are, and even preschoolers can get in on the action. Generally, the demonstration ends there. The circuit works, so it’s time to move on. For […]