A working television, based on John Logie Baird's original - the only mechanical TV in regular production. John Logie Baird devised the first practical television in the late 1920s (he described this as a televisor).
This kit contains all the parts needed to make a televisor that works in much the same way as the original televisor and will allow you to experience TV as it was then. TV footage is encoded on a CD included in this kit. Simply plug the televisor into a CD player and play the CD to view the footage.
It is important to mention that the device is not playing a DVD - audio CDs have two tracks, in order to play stereo. But in this device, one audio track has the sound and the other audio track contains the images, which are decoded by the electronics in the televisor. Early experiments by the BBC in the late 1920s involved playing the televisor pictures and sound from the transmitters normally used for radio. There were no television transmitters until 1936.
Approximate size: 260 x 195 x 70mm.
Requires 4 x AA size batteries, plus a CD player.