Build Something Cool This Holiday Season

At RadioShack we are big fans of our DIY Kits and we are also big fans of the holiday season. So, like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, and Lance and his bike, these kits are a perfect combination of DIY and the holidays! The Simulated LED Yule Log Fire Kit and the LED Color Wheel Kit for Holiday Ornaments Kit are coming to select RadioShack stores, just in time for the holiday season. Both of these would be a great way to spend time with the family during the cold winter months. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Lauren Kushnerick, Product and Consumer Marketing Manager, and help her put the Simulated LED Yule Log Fire Kit together!

The Yule Log Fire Kit comes with 14 LEDs, 18 resistors, circuit board, toggle switch, microcontroller, battery holder and more, but don’t forget to pick up a soldering work station, and 4 “AA” batteries while you’re at the store. Once you have all the parts and pieces you are ready to begin putting together the Simulated LED Yule Log Fire kit. The kit comes with easy step-by-step instructions to help make putting the kit together a piece of cake!

Once you have fully assembled the kit, you are one step away from a Simulated LED Yule Log Fire. Simply insert the 4 “AA” batteries and the kit is ready to be lit up! Below is a picture of a completed Simulated LED Yule Log Fire kit. If you are looking to be really creative you can simply add ornamental flames, twigs or other decorations to customize your project!

Be sure to check out for our wide assortment of awesome DIY kits. If you pick up one of these fun kits and build something, be sure to let us know! Leave a comment below, we would love to know what cool things you are building!


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  • Chuck Slotter

    I can get the Arduino cheaper online ($30 vs your $34.99) but I’m getting a microcontroller that is more like a single board computer and runs Linux.

    Your stores are just selling to be part of the game but you aren’t really in the game yet.

  • Mike

    Why can’t I find these kits on

  • Sheila Kenney

    Mike, the article says the kits are coming to the stores before the holidays. They are not yet in physical or virtual stores.

  • Bruce

    What is the price of Simulated LED Yule Log Fire Kit? WHy mention it if you are not selling it?

  • Alan Parekh

    Great looking Yule Log Fire project. Nice to see the new direction of DIY at Radio Shack.

  • justin

    ive been doing these hobby kits for years and i am lookin forward to makin a log and ornimate asap!!!

  • Tyler Jones

    I picked up the ornament kit at the Decatur location in Las Vegas last night. It is super easy to put together.

  • cousins

    what do i need to have streaming netflix put on my tv

  • Julius Hudson

    I have a Lighted Christmas Tree Ornament that is powered by plugging it into a mini light set. I have 5 other Lighted Christmas Tree Ornament that run on watch batteries. Is there a way to convert these into pigtailing into a mini light set???? watch batteries are too expensive. Any help would be appreciated

  • Elizabeth Burnham

    Are the ornaments coming out again this season? Will they be online?

  • Joel Reed Parker

    I found these in my local stores, the ornament lights were as low as 97 cents each! That’s cheaper than buying the 7 color LED (or any of the components) by itself. I only found the Yule Log at one store, it was 14.99. Here are the part numbers so that you can search for them in-store:

    Simulated LED Yule Log Fire Kit: 2770092

    LED Color Wheel Kit for Holiday Ornaments Kit: 2770088