Manufacturers & Services
like automobile mechanics, has slowly become a lost art form for hobbyists
because of the complexity of the systems, and the fact that most products
can be purchased fully built and tested for far less that what they
can be bought for in kit form. The advent of the grain of salt size
surface mount components further complicated the aspiring hobbyist/builder
because the specialized equipment necessary is expensive (hot air soldering/rework
machine, microscope, solder paste dispenser, etc.). It is nearly impossible
to even troubleshoot a modern consumer electronic device these days
without access to a lab like the one many of us work (or worked) in.
Fortunately, there are still a still a handful of companies keeping
the pastime alive by offering kits or partial kits. The sophistication
of the kits does not come close to the color televisions or radio control
units that Heathkit produced decades ago, but there are many building
block circuit kits that at least take some of the work out of designing,
building and testing your own custom creations.
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800-980-7966 | Euless, TX
ApogeeKits Electronic designs
and manufactures unique kits of our own, and carries
high quality brand name kits from other well known manufacturers.
Our website pages have many kits that are available
no place else in the United States. We also have test
equipment, power supplies, anti-static products and
other assembled electronic products for professionals
and hobbyists. Whether you're new to electronic kit
building or a seasoned professional, we have electronic
project kits, tools, lights, magnifiers, soldering equipment,
anti-static products and much more for every skill level.
Within our kit product pages you'll also find many free
electronic kit circuit schematics, free tutorials, plans,
and lists to outside resources.
allspectrum.com | 877-899-7400
| Van Nuys, CA
DMM, ham radio, holiday specialty,
LED, radio, robotic.
Almost All Digital Electronics
aade.com | 253-351-9316 | Auburn, WA
L/C meter, digital
frequency displays, vacuum tube radio probe, Filter
Design & Analysis software - FREE, precision frequency
877-629-2730 | CT
Over 500 different electronic kits,
electronic models & model railroad items to choose
A comprehensive database of electronic circuits and
kits that come complete with circuit designs (schematics),
PCB circuit boards and electronic components so that
you can solder together your own electronic circuits,
with minimal effort.
| 317-745-5602 | Danville IN
A large variety of kits
for sub-functions like power supplies, IR emitters/detectors,
motion sensors, amplifiers, timers, etc.
| 888-549-3749 | Columbiana, OH
Audio and sound effects,
audio pre/power amplifiers, batteries & battery
accessories, controllers, experimentation projects,
indicators and testers, inverters and converters, light
effects, microcontrollers, power supplies, radio, robots,
security, timers | counters | oscillators, TV, video
Erlich Industrial Development
All of the kits' Printed Circuit Boards
(PCB) are made and packaged in North Carolina, USA.
You can buy them pre-assembled, bare-bones and/or components
only. Huge selection of LED displays, processors, I/O
modules, sensors, amplifiers, data converters.
|Gibson Sales Systems
Telephone kit, robotic arm trainer kit, solar car (with
solar panel), hand-held police siren, two-LED blinker
for bicycles, DMM kit, burglar alarm kit, telephone
amplifier kit, 15-LED spectrum analyzer, 25W audio amplifier,
8 melody generator kit, universal musical alarm, 4A
universal DC power supply kit, super sensor motion detector
kit, digital roulette, dual-band AM short wave radio
kit, variable strobe light kit, sound operated switch
kit, parallel PC interface kit, MicroBug robot, voice
| 650-589-2878 | San Francisco, CA
A supply store
for people who want to build robots, electronic gadgets,
kinetic art or anything else that moves, beeps or flashes.
818-675-9002 | San Fernando, CA
kits & parts. Electronics for kids, test equipment
and tools, amateur radio, amplifier, audio equipment,
color organs, clock kits, electronic games, light effects,
noise effects, power supply, radio kits, sensors and
remotes, telephone kits, timers and relays, TV video
NightFire Electronic Kits
A wide selection of low-cost Active
and Passive Electronic Components as Design Kits for
Engineers, Technicians, Students, and Hobbyists in both
Surface Mount Technology & Thru-Hole. Our kits are
developed with the Designer in mind. Now you can buy
just the right semiconductor with just the right amount
of resistors, capacitors, LEDs, and more. As a bonus,
most of our Thru-Hole kits come with a blank Perfboard
to help in your designs.
| 1-888-464-5487 | Kingston, ON Canada
If you are
looking for a way to build your inventions and do not
have time to research, design, proto type, debug, deglitch,
rebuild, and source parts; we are the answer! We add
new kits regularly, all using some new and some proven
technology, trying to give you a mix of building blocks
that can be used together or alone to provide solutions
to your demanding applications. Typical proven building
blocks would be amplifier kits, valve amplifiers, 1
A, 3 A and 10 A DC power supply modules, as well as
benchtop power supply with extremely low drift and stable
regulation. More advanced projects include I/O boards
for your P.C, ISA, Serial, & Parallel types.
| 800-980-7966 | Euless, TX
Providing the neatest
electronic products and kits for over 30 years! From
AM & FM transmitters, hobby kits, video cameras,
time & weather products, amateur radio gear, mini-kits,
or just neat stuff, we make working with electronics
not only fun, but also a great learning experience.
With Ramsey kits you don't just get a bag of parts and
some instructions. We delve into circuit theory covering
how and why it works, all in a fun and easy to understand
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