Mykit Series

Mykit Series Box






The Mykit Series were a number of Electronic Project Kits manufactured by the Gakken Company of Japan. These were in the same style as an electronics lab with spring terminals and pre-cut wires for making the circuit. Here is a list of some of the kits in the series that I have come across.

  • 10 in 1
  • 20 in 1
  • 50 in 1
  • 80 in 1
  • 150 in 1
  • 200 in 1
  • Junior
  • System 5
  • System 7
  • Capsule
  • Almighty

These electronic project kits usually had the same graphics on the box, which made it very iconic. Usually the box was part orange and white.

Mykit Series 10 in 1

Electronic Project Kit

The 10 in 1 was a basic entry-level kit, which first became available in approximately 1968 and allowed the owner to make ten circuits. The first circuit was a simple crystal radio with a germanium detector diode. The second circuit was a crystal radio with a 2SA52 transistor. The 2SA52 is a germanium PNP alloy junction transistor, which seems to work extremely well with a crystal radio. Here is a list of all the circuits.

  1. Germanium Radio
  2. Germanium Radio with Transistor
  3. Transistor Radio
  4. Transistor Amplifier
  5. Home Broadcasting Station
  6. Trouble Detector for Radio and TV Sets (Signal Generator)
  7. Code Practice Oscillator
  8. Code Practice Oscillator for Two
  9. Trouble Detector for Radio and TV Sets
  10. Low Frequency Oscillator

Vintage Electronic Project Kit

Electronic Project Kit

These vintage kits had wonderful graphics in bright vivid colours that would have inspired any budding radio electronics enthusiast. Approximately ten years earlier in 1957 Russia would have launched the Sputnik 1, firing the imagination of the people.

Antenna Coil

Antenna Coil

Variable Capacitor

Variable Capacitor

Solar Cell

Solar Cell

Cost / eBay

These vintage kits are very rare as very few survived. The console is made of thick card, which can warp over time. The box is also made of card with a layer of foil, and usually it gets damaged and warped. I have never seen one in mint condition, but if you see it on eBay then get it!