- on Test & Measurement
- Published in issue 1/2017 on page 125
Retronics: From Verobox to Heavy Metal
Elektor lab instruments 1980s and 1990s style
Roughly between 1984 and 1988, Elektor published several pieces of DIY laboratory instruments all housed in two-color Verobox, hard plastic cases with aluminum front and rear panels. A second gulf of benchtop instruments for many more applications was launched in 1989 and marked by solid, metal cases and again a sort-of uniform ‘look and feel’ to them. I found a couple of both series in the Retronics attic and decided to take the family picture “in the box, 15 years on”.