- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 3/2011 on page 76
The Worst TV Set Ever (1962)
In the 1950s there were lots of DIY electronics designs for sale. They were printed on large sheets of paper (easily up to a metre in width), with precise descriptions of how to build the project — such as an audio amplifier or a radio receiver. In the Netherlands, such ‘plans’ or ‘blueprints’ were published by various companies, including Amroh, originally a transformer manufacturer that found this a good way to boost their turnover.