Circuit Classics

Exquisite printed circuit boards that bring to life Forrest Mims' vintage designs from "Getting Started in Electronics."

Nov 21, 2016

Shipping Status

Hello Backers, Thank you all for your patience during these last couple weeks. I know a lot of you have not received your orders yet, and this update will explain why. Read the full update.

Oct 28, 2016

Kitting Progress

We are almost through the month and have made good progress on sending kits out. Many of you have received tracking numbers, or even already received your books, kits. Read the full update.

Sep 29, 2016

The Final Lap

This week is the final lap. Crowd Supply have begun kitting, and are going to start sending out orders. Read the full update.

Sep 20, 2016

More News and Kitting

Backers, hi! I have SO many updates! Ok firstly (incredible to me that this already somehow seems So Last Week) the Circuit Classics cartoon postcards are printed (thank you, H&H Imaging!) These have been delivered to CrowdSupply and are ready to go to you. Read the full update.

Sep 09, 2016

Orders Are In

Well it's been a big two weeks since my last backers update. Bay Area Circuits, having gone about a million extra miles so far on this project, spun one more rev of boards since my last email. These are the "golden masters" (the pieces that form the template which the mass produced boards will be created from) and they are exactly as I want them. Read the full update.

Aug 24, 2016


Unveiling: the documentation! Also in this update: I've received First Articles back from Bay Area Circuits and they look great! The big news this week is releasing the final versions of the cartoons to accompany the Circuit Classics kits. Read the full update.

Aug 09, 2016

Manufacturing Update

Good news! Bay Area Circuits shipped new blue board colors. My design target was somewhere between sky blue and blueprint blue — I'm happy with how this looks. Feast your eyes: Read the full update.

Jul 26, 2016

Circuit Boards in Blue

Hi Backers! Wow, so many things have happened since we last were in touch. I’ll run through them here quickly: I ordered and received 5 kits’ worth of parts to assemble first articles from Bay Area Circuits. Read the full update.

Jul 12, 2016

Final Board Revs, Stands, and Alligator Clips

Piles of good news! I have a bunch of updates on what's happened in the weeks since my last update to you: First Articles (production prototypes) are coming — the first boards we'll see in blue! Lots of changes and testing the changes, as well as samples of accessories like wooden stands and alligator clips starting to come in. Woohoo! Read the full update.

Jun 22, 2016

First Articles and Potentiometers

Did you know it's nearly impossible to find a good series of potentiometers that range from 5k up to 1MΩ resistance? Read the full update.

Jun 06, 2016

After the Campaign

THANK YOU — a big thank you, to everyone who backed the campaign. I could not stop refreshing the page during the final push — it has been incredible to see the enthusiasm build up here. Thank you to everyone who tweeted, shared, emailed, and helped to spread the word. Read the full update.

May 27, 2016

Big Final Push

The final week of the campaign has arrived. In fact, it's solidly here — just 3 days remain to become a Circuit Classics backer. Read the full update.

May 23, 2016

The Color Blue

Today is the beginning of the final 7 days of the campaign. Please tweet and share on facebook if you have not done so already to make sure that nobody misses out on hearing about this. Read the full update.

May 20, 2016

Classroom Kits!

Introducing two new pledge levels! In support of educators who want to use Circuit Classics to teach hardware concepts, I’m introducing a 5-student and a 20-student classroom kit today. Read the full update.

May 19, 2016

Signed Copies

We heard you. Many of you wrote about how excited you were about the signed copies of Getting Started in Electronics offered at the top tier of the campaign. I'm excited that we are able to bring out a few more copies that Forrest Mims will sign. Read the full update.

May 17, 2016

Forrest Mims Shows How It's Made

I want to share with you some of the wonderful things I've learned while creating this project. Read the full update.

May 16, 2016

Over 300 Pledges!

Thank you all for backing Circuit Classics so far! Read the full update.

May 12, 2016

Feeling Inspired to Learn Electronics

People who want to learn will not be stopped, and often those of us who most want to learn are the furthest from the resources There are 18 days left in the campaign today. The middle parts of any campaign is not as glamorous as the launch, but to make this project awesome, we need to keep that campaign going. I appreciate all of your support, but I'm asking you to reach out to friends and co-workers and let them know about this project. We've had a great start, but we need to keep gaining at least 5 new backers a day to set us up for success. Read the full update.

May 03, 2016

Thank you & A New Goal for Circuit Classics

May 3rd is here! A few weeks ago this campaign was still feeling pretty theoretical to me and I am still so amazed and grateful to each person who's backed her that the Circuit Classics campaign is off to such a phenomenal start. Read the full update.

Apr 22, 2016

Thank you!

We did it! Yesterday the campaign launched - and to my great surprise, by evening, it had fully funded. Your boards will come true! Read the full update.

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