Braun Logo – The Braun GmbH is in Kronberg im Taunus -based manufacturer of small electrical appliances. He is known particularly for its product design, with whom he has a significant place in the history of industrial design plays and internationally who played a pivotal role. Braun GmbH was founded in 1967 by the American company The Gillette Company assumed that the since 2005, U.S. Group Procter & Gamble is one. In the area of foil shavers, epilators, and Braun wand mixer is a world leader.
For another – rather unusual – design activity took Brown, the electronic experimentation system company Egger from Munich and gave it a new look in 1967 under the name Brown Lectron on. Erwin Brown and the then sales director George Hohm wanted to introduce children and young people already in the brand name “Braun”.
Lectron was originally developed by the engineer George Greger and at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 1966 was first introduced. On the show ” Electronica “in 1966 in Munich Greger for Lectron system with 1 Price won the show. Unlike some other experimental sets are built into the individual components protected square plastic boxes that lined up with integrated magnets and circuits can be built. The dice are transparent sides, so that the “inner life” is clearly visible. On the covers of the case the appropriate circuit symbol is printed. Thus, the circuits can be built quickly, and it creates the appropriate diagram – an educational advantage over other systems.
The elaborate processing of the components resulted in a relatively high price of the system so that it hardly spread in households found. Schools for ease of use but was also of great advantage, as the diagram to be able to directly read from the juxtaposed blocks. During the period under Brown, the book has been laboratory electronics What brought on the market (most beautiful German Youth Book 1969), and computer enhancement.
Today the system is the rehabilitation workshop Eschenheimer gate made in Frankfurt. The modular range has been expanded to include many modern devices. The materials used as operational amplifiers , components of digital technology and an integrated circuit (IC) for the radio reception .