This is a small hobby shopping site that sells electronic kits and parts with descriptions on how the kits (and most of the more complex parts and components) work.
As a shopper, when making a purchase from any of the well known electronics kits and parts shops, I was often disappointed in that most of the parts did not have any other description other than a title, product name and a size.
But the things I wanted to know were. Where does this come from? How was it made? What is the best way to use it? So this was the initial idea behind Tech Tins.
I aim to ensure that every product sold on this site will have information about it. A short history, who invented it, where its used and how you use it. These appear as short factlets on product and kit pages called the "Tech Tin Files"
The site also provides a series of short courses for hands on tuition on electronics. So you can learn the basics whilst attending specific two hour sessions. Click courses on top tab above for more information. The venue is in Abingdon in the Thames Valley and also provides Bed and Breakfast rooms. So you can stay over, enjoy this historic Thames side river town and also get to learn about and build electronic kits.
I hope you'll enjoy the kits on this site. If your 10, over 80 or any age in between, then you can build these kits. Simple but fascinating projects and ideal for getting across the basic ideas of electronics.
But most importantly, you'll always enjoy the thrill of getting these small, easy to build kits working!
Proprietor of Tech Tins.
Below is a typical example from the "Tech Tin Files"