About Forrest M. Mims III


Forrest M. Mims III has written more than 60 books about science, lasers, computers and electronics. Many of his books describe electronic circuits and projects that he personally built and tested. He is best known for his famous Engineer's Mini Notebook, first sold in Radio Shack stores.

When he isn't writing books, Forrest does various kinds of scientific research, writes magazine and newspaper articles, and teaches experimental science at the University of the Nations in Hawaii.

Many of our customers have shared with us that Forrest played a huge role in getting them interested in electronics. Many of them still have their copies of Forrest's books.

Forrest was named one of the "50 Best Brains in Science" in 2008 by Discovery Magazine. His consulting clients include the National Geographic Society, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the National Science Teachers Association.

To learn more about Forrest, visit www.forrestmims.org.

Forrest M. Mims III Electronics Projects

Make Music with the Atari Punk Console
Fridge Alarm Kit
Voltage Probe with Tone and LED Outputs
Experiment with a Luminescent "Capacitor"
Experimenting with a Two-Way Optoisolator
Vibration Sensor Kit
Laser Art
Booster Light for Hard Drive Activity LED
Infrared Remote Control Tester

Forrest M. Mims III Books

Getting Started in Electronics
Timer Op Amp and Optoelectronic Circuits and Projects
Electronics Sensor Circuits & Projects
Electronic Formulas, Symbols & Circuits
Science and Communication Circuits and Projects
Basic Electronics – Fundamentals of Electronics

Forrest Mims III
Forrest Mims Saigon 1967
Getting Started in Electronics