I made a complete scan of my original EE8 manual and templates. I got the kit at age 14 and it is the only EE8 kit still in my possession. As complete as possible by scavenging other incomplete EE8 kits. With detailed photographs of the kit itself.
As a boy of 14 year I was given an EE8 kit. And it opened the world of electronics for me! The Pionier kit was fun to build, used a lot to listen to the radio, but hardly made me study or do experiments. The book and the experiments did! Especially the colorful book, with explanations of concepts, clear pictures of the experiments and the template system worked for me.
The original kit did survive till today, more or less. Though many parts were damaged, reused or lost. Buying of other incomplete EE8 boxes allowed me to do a restoration (some alien parts still in the box!) and this is (with the original Pionier) the only kit still in my possession. The book and templates (blue ink on grey carton) did survive (the EE1 and EE2 template alas were lost and replaced with the black and white versions of newer kits).
|My dutch colour manual ,|
|PDF scan of lists of kit contents, scanned designs and front panel templates|
Not really a kit, more a toy: a miniature hovercraft. I once had this toy, but sold it quickly because it did not fit in my collection. I recently found some brochures and photographs and devoted a page on it here.
With the help of Jan Poortman and other finds on the web a lot more detail about the Erres Radiobouwdoos is shown. The userguide is scanned, many photos are present.
The VE 2001 is a miniature hovercraft. Not a kit, more a toy. Produced around 1969.
Can be used on land and on water. Remote rf controlled with separate hand control.
Prices DM 159,95, 2.250 F. Known to be sold in Germany, France from sales brochures. The languages visible on the box are German, English, Dutch, Spanish, French and some more.
I have added a lot of information on the Erres radio kits, made by R. Stokvis van der Heem, the Netherlands.
A brochure, the userguide, more photos and a story written by Jan Poortman.
Philips RE and EE longwave expansion kit EE1916 YE1000