In the Maker Shed: Reinventing Edison – Build Your Own Light Bulb Kit

The Build Your Own Light Bulb Kit, from the Maker Shed, is a fun science kit designed to excite and engage experimenters of all ages. Recreate Edison’s experiments that lead to the development of the first real light bulb. The kit contains everything (except batteries) you need to build your own working light bulb using the included vacuum chamber and a number of different filament materials including carbon and tungsten.

Included in the kit:

  • Safety Vacuum Chamber
  • Hand Vacuum Pump
  • Filament materials including tungsten and carbon
  • Test Leads
  • 28 page full color instruction manual



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