Electronics, 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)
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.
| 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
All Spectrum Electronics
| 877-899-7400 | Van Nuys, CA
DMM, ham radio, holiday specialty, LED, radio,
Almost All Digital Electronics
| 253-351-9316 | Auburn, WA
L/C meter, digital frequency displays, vacuum tube
radio probe, Filter Design & Analysis software - FREE, precision frequency reference.
| 877-629-2730 | CT
Over 500 different electronic kits, electronic models &
model railroad items to choose from.
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 and camera.
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
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,
Heathkit | 831-480-4368
| Ottsville, PA
We are product fanatics. Our goal is to improve your life by
helping you build the complex products you use daily. You'll learn how they work,
and be able to fix and change them yourself. We design great products you can be
pleased to own, and proud you made. Some manuals and replacement parts for vintage
kits are sold.
| 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
Electronic project 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 kits,
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 format.