De ouwe meuk die ik van de week op een digitale marktplaats had gezet trok, je gelooft het gewoon niet, in-ter-na-tio-nale aandacht! Op mijn vraag waarom iemand in godsnaam een internationaal posttarief voor lief neemt om aan deze spullen te komen kreeg ik per meel onderstaand antwoord:
When I was a little child I was attracted by electric objects (as well as magnetic ones..). As soon as I could, I begun to connect wires, lamps and batteries. My parents went crazy, since I spent a lot of time with these potentially dangerous things. So some time later they decided to buy for me some Philips EE kits, which were thought as safe for kids (who knows?).
When entering the toy shop, I was immediately fascinated by the coloured boxes, the advertising wonderful images and the (only partially kept) promises of circuital realizations in almost all fields of electronics. In addition no soldering was required, thanks to the infernal springs, going everywhere, used to hold and connect the components. A paradise for the little devil...
At that time (and also nowadays) the EE kits were quite expensive toys, so my first EE kit was an EE1050 box, which was followed by the two add-on EE1051 and EE1052. I finished soon to explore the available 24 circuital realizations, and after some time I was given the more advanced add-on kits EE1004 and EE1005.
Unfortunately I could not get an EE1003 kit (too expensive), and I lacked the EE1003 mounting board and frontal panel necessary for the other twenty EE1004-1005 circuits. So I had to build them myself, obtaining a poor result. The springs did not fit exactly and moved.
Every damn.. circuit did not work at the first time, and it was often necessary to check several times each single connection, to get the wanted performance.. But even so I liked that a lot..When I gave up spending time with this hobby, due to other more or less important things to do, I felt as if something was missing.
After several decades... it happened to me to rediscover the 'ruins' of my old EE kits in a dusty corner of my garage. No original box and styrofoam had survived...the remaining components were kept inside a shoe box. What a desolate destiny! Suddenly in my mind came the idea to restore the original kits and to expand them, by looking for missing spare components and possibly by buying other used EE kits on the web. I begun my search from the Netherlands, where this lucky series arose. I found there a number of friendly sellers who (giving them money..) were happy to send to me what I need. I found also other materials in Germany and France. Now, during my spare time, I am going to check and electrically test everything and restore original housing. It seems to me I have become an Electronic Archeologist...or perhaps an Electronic Garbage Collector...
Salvo from Catania (Italy)
De spulletjes, voorzien van een klein presentje, zijn van de week verstuurd.