Retronics: A New Book on Old Electronics

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
Retronics: A New Book on Old Electronics
Retronics: A New Book on Old Electronics

Do you love boatanchors, 807s, e-debris, 2N3055s, classic technology, Hewlett Packard, Tektronix, esoteric components from the distant past, or even the thrill of retracing your own footsteps and education in electronics? If so, Retronics, Elektor’s latest book by editor Jan Buiting, should be on your bookshelf.


The book covers vintage test and measurement equipment, weird components, classic technologies, computer history, radios, amplifiers, and legendary Elektor designs such as the Formant, Crescendo, and Filmnet decoder. It’s a wonderful collection of tales on electronics and technologies spanning from 1920 through 1990. The tales are fun to read, and are sure to trigger your recollection of that old ’scope, your first tube amplifier, or an Elektor blockbuster project from the 1970s or 1980s.


Every one of the beautifully illustrated 80+ chapters in the book tells a personal story of the impact electronics can have on people. In addition to Jan Buiting’s personal pieces, the book includes contributions from about 15 authors from all over the world on their favorite piece of retro electronics.


As a special offer, Elektor GREEN and GOLD members qualify for 15% discount and pay no shipping costs until April 18, 2013.

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