This allows me to focus on posting helpful tips and tricks for the makers out there who like to work with Microchip PICs (which is what I focus on). The old ecommerce elproducts.com site made it very difficult to easily produce information the way it was structured. This site makes it easy.
I had a bit of a following from my days as a Nuts & Volts Magazine Columnist and from my books. Some asked me to post updates on what I'm working on or offer some helpful tips. I tried to do that with a newsletter at elproducts.com but it didn't really work out. You can see the results at the newsletter archive.
Turns out a lot of people didn't even know about this .org site until I changed it to .com (.org still points to here). Traffic has jumped significantly. So stay tuned for more as I try to expand everything here and if you have any issues with the products at howtronics.com or have suggestions for topics on this site, shoot me a message using the contact page.