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A photo of a Velleman clap on/off switch electronic project printed circuit board
A Velleman clap-activated on/off switch electronic project

Velleman is a Belgian producer and distributor of electronics, in particular for hobbyists. In a blog post introducing the products, RadioShack claimed Velleman to be "the undisputed leader in do-it-yourself kits and components".[1]

The company was founded in 1975[2] as a family-owned maker of do-it-yourself electronic kits, and incorporated as Velleman NV in the 1980s. It is headquartered in Gavere in East Flanders, 10 km south-west of Ghent, has 165 employees worldwide and a turnover of 37 million euros (2009).[3]


  1. ^ "Build something cool with Velleman kits at RadioShack". June 11, 2011. Archived from the original on August 9, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Facebook page; read December 11, 2011. The company profile only says the 1970s.
  3. ^ IBS simplifie la logistique chez Velleman, press release from IBS, posted April 22, 2010; read December 11, 2011.

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