How did Circuit Cellar get started? @circuitcellar

Many people have run across products from Circuit Cellar including the magazine, publications, and more. How far does it all go back? It goes back to Steve Ciarcia building a fantastic 8008 computer! Steve was asked by Byte Magazine to write a regular electronics and computing column “Ciarcia’s Circuit Cellar”.

The first issue of Circuit Cellar magazine (initially called Circuit Cellar INK for trademark reasons) was published in January 1988 as Byte had moved away to be more PC-centric.

You can learn all about the details in this article, a 25th anniversary tribute.

In December 2009, Ciarcia announced that for the American market a strategic cooperation would be entered between Elektor and his Circuit Cellar magazine. In November 2012, Steve Ciarcia announced that he was quitting Circuit Cellar and Elektor would take it over.

In October 2014, Ciarcia purchased Circuit CellaraudioXpressVoice CoilLoudspeaker Industry Sourcebook, and their respective websites, newsletters, and products from Netherlands-based Elektor International Media. The aforementioned magazines will continue to be published by Ciarcia’s US-based team.

In July 2016, Steve Ciarcia sold the company to long time employee KC Prescott operating under the company name KCK Media Corp.

 


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