Hands-On Electronics


Hands-On Electronics was a monthly magazine dedicated to the practical aspects of electronics. The magazine provided readers with tips and tutorials for building and repairing electronic devices, as well as news and opinions related to the electronics industry.


Hands-On Electronics was first published in 1983 by Gernsback Publications. The magazine was aimed at electronics enthusiasts and professionals, providing practical advice for building and repairing electronic devices.

Over the years, Hands-On Electronics published articles on a wide range of topics, including audio amplifiers, digital circuits, microcontrollers, and more. The magazine also featured detailed construction projects, complete with circuit diagrams and parts lists.

Despite its focus on practical electronics, the magazine also included news and opinion pieces related to the electronics industry, as well as interviews with prominent figures in the field.


Hands-On Electronics' content was divided into several sections, including features, projects, news, and opinion pieces. The magazine also included a regular column titled "Electronics Q&A," which provided readers with answers to common questions about electronic devices and circuits.

The magazine's construction projects were a major focus, often featuring detailed instructions and diagrams for building everything from simple gadgets to complex audio systems. The magazine also included equipment reviews, helping readers to make informed decisions about purchasing electronic equipment.


Hands-On Electronics played an important role in the growth and development of the electronics industry, providing readers with practical advice and tutorials for building and repairing electronic devices. The magazine helped to build a sense of community among electronics enthusiasts, and provided a platform for sharing knowledge and ideas.

Although the magazine is no longer in publication, its legacy lives on through the many practical projects and tutorials that it published over the years.


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