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Electronics Construction Manual V4 Released!

Electronics Construction Manual V4 Released!

Today, the latest version of the Electronics Construction Manual has been released including two new components; microphones and speakers. Other adjustments have also been made including correct polarisation of diodes, discussion of passive buzzers, and general typos. The document is now live and can be downloaded from the link below:

Electronics Construction Manual PDF

Free delivery and new product options

Free delivery and new product options

After some careful consideration it has been decided that all products now come with free delivery by default. While international buyers and those who want special delivery will still have to pay an additional fee, customers who are from the UK Mainland now have free delivery as the default postage option. For orders that only consists of a few items (such as a few components and kits) will receive their order via 2nd class large letter while bulkier orders will be delivered via Royal Mails parcel delivery service.

Many kits on the site will also be provided with new options for those who run small hobby groups, clubs, and schools. These new options will provide both group and class pack options with group packs included 5 kits and class packs including 30 kits but both of these options also provide lower rates per kit. For example, the 555 astable class pack has kits which are normally priced at £2.99 each but are instead only £1.99 each as they are being purchased in bulk.

Introducing the RTL series!

While many enthusiasts out there consider the 7400 and 4000 range of ICs archaic we at MitchElectronics beg to differ! This week we have rolled out our latest range of kits; the RTL logic gates! RTL is a logic gate technology that pre-dates even the 7400 and 4000 series and is made up of resistors and transistors to perform logical functions. Interestingly, RTL technology was used in the guidance computer that enabled the Apollo moon missions as well as powering early computers in the 1960’s.

Currently there are five different gates and while each gate can be purchased individually, they are available in packs of 5 (great for combination circuits)

  • NOT Gate
  • NOR Gate
  • NAND
  • OR Gate
  • AND Gate


New Product Range

Last year we had a small number of kits which included the logic probe and PWM generator and these have been very popular. But now into the third month of 2019 we are pushing to get more products onto the market including both kits and components! All of our components (including those used in kits) are both RoHS and REACH compliant so you can be sure that they are both suitable for commercial use as well as being safe for makers and engineers alike. For the mean time we will be selling components in packs as opposed to selling them individually (20 LEDs instead of 1 for example), and will continue to increase the number of components for sale. One of our main aims for the component section is to stock commonly used parts in maker projects such as the LM358, 7805, resistors, capacitors, and transistors!

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