It has five resitors (only three are shown on the downloadable schematic), a photo resistor, a couple of diodes, an IC socket (for the IC, a CD4093), a transistor, four capacitors, four potentiometers, a piezo speaker and 9V battery holder - all mounted to a small (41 X 56 mm) PCB (printed circuit board). I can help be amazed that after you solder all that little stuff together that the thing actually works! Good practice and fun to boot. Whenever I turn it on and it starts chirping, my son yells, "How rude!"
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Gabcast! Electronic Cricket