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Electric Motor Generator Kit has been reviewed 26 times with an average rating of 4.12

Information about Electric Motor Generator Kit
Posted 4/20/2010 by Frank S. Dzielski
Rating: 1

The motor when constructed cannot be used as a motor because it does not produce enough torque and there is not way to connect a device to the motor. It is a toy that functions but it has no utility. The parts are very small not good for adult fingers. Buying a real motor and disassembling it would be a better choice. Motors come as single phase, multiphase this is a primitive device that has no function.
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17 of 25 customers found this review helpful.
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Review of Electric Motor Generator Kit
Posted 4/25/2006 by An upset parent
Rating: 1

The worst construction kit ever. If you think you want to experience the most unsatisfactory quality time with your child (just for a change, you know), this product is for you. The only thing that is valuable is the set of 6 neodymium magnets. You will also receive a booklet that looks like it was printed during the Great Depression. The quality of instructions, print, and pictures in it is low. Half of the projects are extremely primitive and not exciting. The packaged description is overloaded with lots of words of how electons move and field lines are directed. The quality of the materials provided is so poor that even the most exciting part - building a motor or a generator turns into a nightmare. Kids can read about these effects in much more colorful and interesting books, what is needed is an exciting project. Combining all of that, this product lacks pedagogical value. In fact, if there is a way to turn off an excited child from such subjects, it is to buy the products like this. The materials provided could not be more primitive. It looks like their creators never even thought of making sure that not even the process (forget the process), but the final product of their projects is at least remotely exciting.
The purchaser was offered a full refund as this product did not meet his expectations. We do appreciate hearing back from our customers as it helps us to decide what toys to carry on our site.

7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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Review for Electric Motor Generator Kit
Posted 9/20/2006 by Kelvin Jones
Rating: 1

This product did not meet my expectation. It was not very practical. I attempted to assemble the generator for my daughter's science project and I found it impossible to wind the coil for the generator. This should have been preassembled. After several attempts I managed to wind the coil around 800 times and when I finished it would not generate a current.
A replacement kit will arrive soon, Mr. Jones. Our regrets that the "Aarg!" factor was included in the first.

8 of 13 customers found this review helpful.
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