Since its founding in 1988, Circuit Cellar has delivered exactly what its paying subscribers demand-intensive, exploratory articles about hardware and software methods for embedded-control systems.

Circuit Cellar – The Magazine for Computer Applications

Circuit Cellar Ink, the best magazine devoted to hardware and embedded computer development, or “What’s Inside the Box”.

Circuit Cellar - The Magazine for Computer Applications

Are you wondering how it all began?
By Steve Ciarcia (Founder, Circuit Cellar)

“His first statement upon hearing about BYTE’s redirection was “How about we start our own magazine?” We had the staff, the expertise, the credibility, the support, and most importantly, the money. It was time to go for it.


The first issue of Circuit Cellar magazine was published in January 1988. And, the first issue theme, “Inside the Box Still Counts,” was my way of saying that “us hardware guys” aren’t going away quietly. ”

Index to Circuit Cellar Ink – Dave Tweed

“By joining forces with Elektor International Media in 2009, we’ve taken the meaning of “global contest” to new levels. Engineers hail from the U.S., Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, India, and more, to see who has the most skill and ingenuity to take their design ideas from an innovative concept to a winning solution!” – Design Challenges

Circuit Cellar has always been written by engineers, for engineers.