Build your own radio advent calendar, Haynes £14.99 (Prime) @ Amazon
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Build your own radio advent calendar, Haynes £14.99 (Prime) @ Amazon

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Found 14th Oct 2016Made hot 14th Oct 2016
An advent calendar that's a bit different. Build a radio over advent, collecting a new part each day. Seem to be £19.99 else where. £14.99 delivered at Amazon.

I'm hoping my nephews are going to love it.

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Sounds like a great idea

better than boring chocolate, think my 11yr old will love this.
heat added

Ordered thanks.
Same price on ebay BTW, only 2 left on amazon so might help.

I like the look of this. Any soldering? Heat added...

RO4CHY

I like the look of this. Any soldering? Heat added...


No soldering required. Used breadboard.

Feel like buying for myself lol, heat!

Really Like this idea - Geeks Rule. Hope there's Chockies in the other windows ;-)

http://cdn-4.sci-toys.com/scitoys/scitoys/radio/series_radio.jpg

Heat added - me getting one :-)


Edited by: "kinell" 14th Oct 2016

Cold not DAB

Thanks for that link, some good projects.

kinell

Really Like this idea - Geeks Rule. Hope there's Chockies in the other … Really Like this idea - Geeks Rule. Hope there's Chockies in the other windows ;-)Heat added - me getting one :-)


Any geeks list parts for me to build my own anyway on the cheap. Was just talking about building basic electronic stuff earlier today, a bit like the old "Tandy" shop toys had as a kid, I've got a breadboard already, just need to figure out all other bits and parts to get

Derek_Duval

Ordered thanks.Same price on ebay BTW, only 2 left on amazon so might … Ordered thanks.Same price on ebay BTW, only 2 left on amazon so might help.



I couldn't see it on eBay

adriandocherty

I couldn't see it on eBay


Seriously? I put 'FM Radio Calendar Kit' in the eBay search bar & it was the first result. More than 10 available now, 11 sold.
eBay link.
ebay.co.uk/itm…503?hash=item236fdf298f:g:8RgAAOSw6n5Xqzs9
HH.
Edited by: "HappyH" 15th Oct 2016

perfect

Thanks for the post, this will be ideal for my son to build. Amazon now saying dispatched in 1 - 3 weeks, but that should still be in plenty of time for advent.

MingMong010

Thanks for the post, this will be ideal for my son to build. Amazon now … Thanks for the post, this will be ideal for my son to build. Amazon now saying dispatched in 1 - 3 weeks, but that should still be in plenty of time for advent.


Just buy it through eBay, jeez, Amazon's 'amazeballs customer service' really doesn't matter for this cheap tat.

Nothing personal, but all of this 'only buy from Amazon and John Lewis' mentality on here makes my blood boil at times

Midnight Tboy

Any geeks list parts for me to build my own anyway on the cheap. Was … Any geeks list parts for me to build my own anyway on the cheap. Was just talking about building basic electronic stuff earlier today, a bit like the old "Tandy" shop toys had as a kid, I've got a breadboard already, just need to figure out all other bits and parts to get



​I could but I'm not a geek so can't help.

ezzer72

Just buy it through eBay, jeez, Amazon's 'amazeballs customer service' … Just buy it through eBay, jeez, Amazon's 'amazeballs customer service' really doesn't matter for this cheap tat.Nothing personal, but all of this 'only buy from Amazon and John Lewis' mentality on here makes my blood boil at times


Okay, all those who have returned items to eBay and Amazon - hands up who found eBay easier and less hassle. Thought so...

Holdsworth

Okay, all those who have returned items to eBay and Amazon - hands up who … Okay, all those who have returned items to eBay and Amazon - hands up who found eBay easier and less hassle. Thought so...



Okay, hands up all those that would need to return a £14.99 novelty item.

How is life on benefits?

P.s. You can get a refund off eBay 99.9% of the time almost too easily - to a point where the seller can suffer unnecessarily

Edited by: "ezzer72" 15th Oct 2016

ezzer72

Okay, hands up all those that would need to return a £14.99 novelty item. … Okay, hands up all those that would need to return a £14.99 novelty item. How is life on benefits? ;)P.s. You can get a refund off eBay 99.9% of the time almost too easily - to a point where the seller can suffer unnecessarily



Life on benefits? Pretty hard I would imagine for most other than the few headline stories where a handful are somehow seemingly raking it in.

Anyway what a totally irrelevant jibe.

OP great find heat added.

Son should like this. Anyone know of one a girly girl might find interesting?

gavvybiggs

Life on benefits? Pretty hard I would imagine for most other than the few … Life on benefits? Pretty hard I would imagine for most other than the few headline stories where a handful are somehow seemingly raking it in.Anyway what a totally irrelevant jibe.OP great find heat added.



​It was just a bit of fun because the other poster seemed to suggest that a £15 purchase was a big risk on eBay. Chill man

ezzer72

Okay, hands up all those that would need to return a £14.99 novelty item. … Okay, hands up all those that would need to return a £14.99 novelty item. How is life on benefits? ;)P.s. You can get a refund off eBay 99.9% of the time almost too easily - to a point where the seller can suffer unnecessarily



​So. I'm glad you have £15 to just not bother about, but I'd be miffed if I spent that money on something and then it didn't work and I struggled to get refund. I'm not on benefits, but I'm here to save money like everyone else and find this comment supremely unhelpful and rude,and not really in the spirit of the community.

Oh and I have only tried to get refund once through eBay, where the seller sent me a cd case with the wrong cd in it. They saw in favour of the seller. Fantastic service.

I like the idea, but getting a resistor a day I'm guessing isn't much fun. I've just had the idea of giving my tool mad son a 25 piece socket set in an advent calendar. We already have a wooden advent calendar.
Just thought I'd share the idea.

I'm getting one, for myself

ysdevil

I like the idea, but getting a resistor a day I'm guessing isn't much … I like the idea, but getting a resistor a day I'm guessing isn't much fun. I've just had the idea of giving my tool mad son a 25 piece socket set in an advent calendar. We already have a wooden advent calendar.Just thought I'd share the idea.


This idea is so ACE I just had to share it with my hubby for a giggle. He reckons we might have to copycat the idea for OUR tool-mad son too. So now I just need to find a (HUK)deal on a) a 25 piece socket set and b) a wooden advent calendar :P
Thank you! Flippin' genius idea!

ezzer72

​It was just a bit of fun because the other poster seemed to suggest that … ​It was just a bit of fun because the other poster seemed to suggest that a £15 purchase was a big risk on eBay. Chill man


So what's that got to do with being on benefits?. What a Little Richard (_;)

Cold not Apple Radio.

btw Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 weeks. Make sure you order now so you are not disapointed for next Xmas...

Love it. Heat

That's music to my ears..

Worst tasting advent calendar ever... and to top it off, a choking hazard.

ezzer72

​It was just a bit of fun because the other poster seemed to suggest that … ​It was just a bit of fun because the other poster seemed to suggest that a £15 purchase was a big risk on eBay. Chill man




It's not funny, it's a cheap jibe. Not everyone is minted. Times are very hard for some & you are wrong to make that remark.

hoglet

It's not funny, it's a cheap jibe. Not everyone is minted. Times are very … It's not funny, it's a cheap jibe. Not everyone is minted. Times are very hard for some & you are wrong to make that remark.



​I truly appreciate that not everyone has it easy, but people saying 'get JL to price match' so they can get 2 years warranty on packets of cheese slices (slight exaggeration, obvs) just gets really annoying.

If buying a £500+ TV for example, sure, hold out for a better warranty, but this is a £15 novelty that will DEFINITELY turn up if bought from eBay, the other poster is potentially going to end up not getting one at all because he/she doesn't have the guts to buy from elsewhere - I just find it a bit silly.

dab?

Haynes Radio...of COURSE...

Excuse me while I pop out and get some Panasonic Chicken Nuggets.

lilwhiteduck

This idea is so ACE I just had to share it with my hubby for a giggle. He … This idea is so ACE I just had to share it with my hubby for a giggle. He reckons we might have to copycat the idea for OUR tool-mad son too. So now I just need to find a (HUK)deal on a) a 25 piece socket set and b) a wooden advent calendar :PThank you! Flippin' genius idea!


Most years Lidl do a refillable fabric advent calendar with pockets which is perfect for tools etc, probably better than the wooden ones

ysdevil

I like the idea, but getting a resistor a day I'm guessing isn't much … I like the idea, but getting a resistor a day I'm guessing isn't much fun. I've just had the idea of giving my tool mad son a 25 piece socket set in an advent calendar. We already have a wooden advent calendar.Just thought I'd share the idea.


A great idea, well done, I have to do this; but in which window do you put the ratchet lever?

Sorted, I've just realised, that goes in the Christmas stocking!
Edited by: "Sunrayho" 15th Oct 2016

same on definitely on eBay, and you don't have to give the tax avoiding scummers (Amazon) your cash, or spend a min of £20!

Is it DAB?

You have to read the last review I just keeled over from laughing so hard..:D

greedoe

Is it DAB?


Yep completely Daft As a Brush
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