Our Story

Similar to all enthusiastic Makers with a shiny new toy, we began as one guy sat on the floor of his student apartment to build the very first Prusa i3 3D Printer kits. Robert Mawbery (CTO) founded DIYElectronics in 2013 while he was still an Engineering student at UCT. There, surrounded by midnight snacks, one of the best 3D Printer kits on the market was developed. The Prusa i3 has entered the lives of over 3000 South Africans and sparked an innovative SA Maker Community across the country. From 2013 to the present, DIYElectronics has upheld our passion as Makers with the goal of making innovative technology easily accessible to hobbyists, students, inventors and entrepreneurs in South Africa. What began as one Electronics Wizard working his magic has turned into a successful startup company with over 20 staff members, two double story buildings, hundreds of website products and over 40 manufacturers.

Our Services


Core Values

Open-Source & Accessibility

Supporting the open-source movement and believing all technology should be accessible.

Customer-Obsessed

Continuously evolving as a company to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.

Transparency

Giving sound advice to all our customers regarding their needs and uncertainties.

Company Culture

Company culture is a big part of DIYElectronics. We believe that a positive work environment drives productivity. This is why at DIYElectronics, we dropped the formal attire for casual, encourage collaboration whether within or between departments, and emphasize the importance of developing new skills such as 3D Printing and electronics. Rather than getting stuck in the same position, we encourage employees to work hard, gain experience, and use the new skills they learn to benefit them both in and out the office.


Community

The truth is the heart of DIYElectronics overflows from these walls, splashing into the Maker community with a box of gizmos and popcorn in hand. We are not only an online store but also foster a fun and helpful community on Discord, online Forums and more. The South African Makerhood is characterized by creative ingenuity and an adventurous spirit. We love this opportunity to innovate together in all things Electronics and the 3D Printing world. Often the ever-curious ones ourselves, we welcome everyone to our DIYE Community Platforms where you can share your projects, grow your skills together and, most importantly, make cool things!


What DIY'ers Have to Say

"I would just like to thank your team on their prompt responses to orders via email and the quick processing thereof. Doing business with you is a refreshingly delightful experience. Thanks team at Diyelectronics. Keep up the good work. Best regards" Francois.

"I was referred to DIYElectronics by a friend, and what a good service they provide. I bought filament for my printer and they called me twice to make sure that my package would be with me in time. They are very friendly and really made an effort to send me my stock as quickly as possible!" Anonymous.

"Hi there, I just want to say a big thank you for the extremely fast delivery and excellent service!! I was really doubting my choice with purchasing over your site as it was my first time hearing about it and wasn't at all too sure if it was legit, but I'm glad to say that DIY Electronics exceeded my expectation! Thanks again!" Natalia.