How to Make a Simple Circuit

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How to Make a Simple Circuit

A simple circuit may be constructed with the aid of a battery, alligator clips and a component load. It is a straightforward project and requires few materials. Learn how to create a simple circuit using a mini-lamp.

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Things you need

  • Battery
  • Battery holder, optional
  • Breadboard
  • 1.5-volt mini-lamp
  • Wire or alligator clips

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  1. 1

    Connect the positive end of the battery holder to the breadboard. Attach the mini-lamp to the circuit board with 1 side connected to the positive end of the battery holder.

  2. 2

    Attach the negative side of the battery holder to other side of the mini-lamp.

  3. 3

    Place a battery inside the battery holder. The mini-lamp should light up. Turn the power off by detaching the battery from the battery holder.

Tips and warnings

  • For a different load, substitute a low-voltage hobby motor or buzzer. Observe the voltage requirements as specified by the manufacturer for whichever component you decide to use.
  • To learn to build more simple circuits, buy educational electronics kits. They are inexpensive, include all the necessary parts and offer detailed explanations on how the circuit works.
  • Always exercise caution when building electrical circuits to avoid burning yourself or damaging your equipment.

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