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|