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  • Bob Schwier
    Aug 18, 2011
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      Keep us posted on when the first catalog is available whether on line or hard copy.

      --- On Mon, 8/15/11, Dan <dwobser@...> wrote:

      From: Dan <dwobser@...>
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] Heathkit Getting Back In The Kit Business
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, August 15, 2011, 2:19 PM


      The return of Heathkit? I thought you guys might find this news interesting.

      -Dan Wobser


      Sent to you by Dan via Google Reader:


      via MAKE by Phillip Torrone on 8/15/11

      Pt 10994-1

      Heathkit is getting back in the kit business it seems!

      By popular demand, Heathkit is bringing back the kit building tradition.  Successfully building your own products provides a sense of pride and accomplishment, not realized by simply buying something off the shelf.

      In late August, Heathkit will debut their new line of Do-it-Yourself kits for common around-the-house items.  The first kit will be a Garage Parking Assistant (GPA).  The Garage Parking assistant kit lets you build your own system that uses ultrasonic sound waves to locate your car as it enters the garage.  The system signals to the driver using LED lights mounted on the wall when the car is detected and in the perfect spot for parking.
      The GPA-100 kit consists of two primary assemblies – The LED Display in kit form and the pre-assembled ultrasonic range module.  the kit will include everything you need to complete the project except a soldering iron and hand tools.
      Next on the market will be a Wireless Swimming Pool Monitor kit followed by many more.  Heathkit wants to continue to bring to its customers interesting, unique Heathkit products.  Heathkit is interested in learning what types of products kit builders would like to build.  Kit builders can submit their suggestions through this website using the Contact Us email.

      From Wikipedia:

      Heathkits were products of the Heath Company, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Their products included electronic test equipment, high fidelity home audio equipment, television receivers, amateur radio equipment, electronic ignition conversion modules for early model cars with point style ignitions, and the influential Heath H-8, H-89, and H-11 hobbyist computers, which were sold in kit form for assembly by the purchaser.


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