The Best of Thomas Scarborough

Thomas Scarborough has made a collection of all his designs available to the plubic. At the moment the series consists of a total of of 4 books.

I am proud to present that The Best of Thomas Scarborough: Book 1 is avalable for download in PDF format at! Best of all: It’s completely FREE OF CHARGE!

The complete serie can be bought (PDF download or paper) at

“I am delighted to introduce this series of books, an ensemble of simple electronic ideas utilising no more than six components. I am sure they will entertain, fascinate and captivate electronics constructors everywhere.” – Alan R. Winstanley, On-Line Editor of Everyday Practical Electronics. BOOK 1 includes five designs using just 6 components, or less: a sensitive and stable BFO Metal Detector, a Thousand-Year Flasher, an Electric Shock Machine! a Haffler Effect Unit (i.e. a third channel for stereo systems), and a useful Power Switch — with many “further suggestions”. Thomas Scarborough is arguably the most widely published electronics writer-designer of the 21st Century. His designs have graced the covers of Elektor, Everyday Practical Electronics, Nuts & Volts, Popular Mechanics, Servo, and Silicon Chip magazines. Many of his designs have gone into production. He has become particularly well known for his small designs, which have won several awards.

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