Whatever happened to Heathkit, the do-it-yourself electronics kits that used to be so popular at the dawn of the computer age?
For decades, Heathkit was a household name among those who liked to play with electronics.
From 1947 until 1992, Heathkit — which was the “brand name of kits and other electronic products produced and marketed by the Heath Company,” according to Wikipedia — was among the biggest, if not the biggest, game in town when it came to electronics kits.
Most ham radio enthusiasts and electrical engineers “of a certain age remember fondly their first Heathkit,” wrote EDN Network in May, 2013. “Everybody had at least one Heathkit.”
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