About this product:
J-List is happy to have been selected by Gakken as its special international partner for its popular "Otona no Kagaku" (Science for Adults) line of magazine + science projects. Since being founded in 1947, Gakken has created fascinating learning materials about science that have won them fans all over the world. Each issue of Otona no Kagaku gives you all the parts and information you need to build fun and awesome science projects!
Here's a project all fans of old-school computers will want to try -- a working 4-bit microcomputer that you can do some fun things with. The set includes a motherboard and all the parts you need to assemble a real 4-bit Denshi-Block FX Micro Computer that went on sale in Japan in 1981. (Note: no soldering required.) It features hexadecimal keys, a reset button, full CPU, speaker and numeral LED. You can do many projects with this computer, including playing music and several games. In addition to the parts to assemble, the magazine is filled with interesting articles on the early history of hobby computing in Japan and around the world.
English Instructions Information: Gakken has prepared English instructions for this issue, encapsulating the information needed to assemble this project. In addition to a complete English webpage for this issue, you can view a page explaining the Japanese-language articles in the issue or check the support page for this issue". . Please note that a fully detailed PDF instruction manual for this project is "pending" and is not ready yet. (A link to the Japanese PDF manual is here.
This is a science magazine + science project kit from Gakken that's entirely in the Japanese language. While assembly should be easy for most fans, knowledge of Japanese may be required to successfully complete the projects. J-List is unable to assist with individual assembly questions, and all support will be handled by Gakken directly.
This issue of Otona no Kagaku is available to customers for bulk purchasing for educational and other use. For more information contact us via this link.