Elektor Magazine - March/April 2021 (English)

Every edition of Elektor magazine is loaded with up-to-date news and views, real-world lab tests and high quality DIY construction projects. You can rely on Elektor for solutions and insights to all your electronics challenges. Elektor breaks the constraints of a magazine. It's a community of active e-engineers – from novices to professionals – eager to learn, make, design and share surprising electronics.

SparkFun has guest edited a special edition of Elektor magazine! AND we’re giving away a free copy of the English version with orders using promo code: MAGAZINE21 (no price limit on orders).

You’ve already noticed something special about this issue of Elektor Magazine. That’s right: SparkFun Electronics have guest edited the March/April 2021 Elektor magazine edition! We’re very excited to share more about SparkFun through interviews, projects, and articles with the Elektor community. We have truly enjoyed working with the Elektor team to produce this publication. Recently, SparkFun Electronics hit its 18 year anniversary. It’s been quite a journey, and one we’re excited to share with the Elektor community in this issue.

Inside this issue, you will find a reflection on where SparkFun has been, and where we’re headed. Take a deep dive into what makes SparkFun, through interviews with both of us, as well as hearing from our engineers about their workspaces and must-have tools. Our team shares some of their favorite projects from over the years, as well as their latest projects — like Rob’s Quadruped Dog. Explore our Artemis, Qwiic, and MicroMod lines and learn how we’re still working to support rapid prototyping, product development, and hobbyist electronics.

SparkFun Electronics is so excited about collaborating with Elektor, and we hope that you enjoy the end result. Happy hacking!

Note: This is the English version of the March/April 2021 Elektor Magazine edition. This is purchase is just for this edition of the magazine and is not a subscription. If you would prefer a different language of this magazine, we also offer it in Dutch, German, and French.

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  • viliamklein / about 3 years ago / 1

    I see that Elektor and an early iteration of the sparkfun logo have similar issues :)

  • NM5DC / about 3 years ago * / 1

    Elektor Electronics is one of the best surviving publications (Remember Radio Electronics, Electronics and Wireless World, HAM Radio, etc.). In this case, Nathan of Sparkfun is being honored and it is a fine edition. I highly recommend it. Having a background similar to Nathan, I really enjoyed hearing the story of how Sparkfun came to be. 73

    • Member #134773 / about 3 years ago / 1

      Back in 1980s I spent several weeks in the U.K. While there, I happened to get an electronics magazine on the local newstand that I was very impressed by. I tried to get a subscription sent to my U.S. address, and was fully prepared to pay 4 or 5 times the "cover" price for international mailing based on what I'd seen on subscription offers for various U.S. magazines. However, they flatly said "we won't send it to the U.S.", and refused to budge. It left a bad taste in my mouth, as they were turning their back on a large market, and when you see that it's hard to get up much sympathy. Also, while I'm on my soap box, I dropped my subscription to Byte magazine when they'd mostly turned their back on their original subscription base, and then had the gall to run an editorial about companies turning their backs on their original customer base.

      • NM5DC / about 3 years ago / 1

        Wow, sorry to hear that. I certainly hope it was not Wireless World. I received that publication for at least 10 years (1980's-1990's if memory serves me) as well as Elektor. I do miss Byte, especially when Steve Ciacia was at the help. Nuts and Volts and Servo are two of my current favorites (along with Elektor and Circuite Celler). TAn author that used to write for Circuit Celler (Fred Eddy who later wrote under an alias, Pete Best - I'm sure you get the inference) was a long-time friend that I met at a Microchip Masters. I've made a lot of friends contacting the various authors over the years. If you aren't already a subscriber, Embedded Related (www.embeddedRelated.com) is a great resource. Rick Lyons (another long-time friend) has a great blog on DSP as well as other really great authors. I guess, sometimes, publication can alienate their clientele, and these days can be a death sentence to their business. 73

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