I recently learned the saddening news of the passing of Robert (Bob) Iannini on April 3, 2023, just shy of his 85th birthday. Bob, an extraordinary inventor, celebrated book author, and the mastermind behind “Information Unlimited,” succumbed to pneumonia, leaving a void in the world of amateur science and electronics.
From my high school days, Bob’s innovative paper plans and kits were my constant companions. They were more than just gadgets and devices; they were a gateway into the magical world of out-of-the-ordinary electronics, a world where possibilities seemed endless. Those kits, along with his captivating books, were my stepping stones into understanding the nuances of the ever-fascinating realm of high voltage, ultrasonics, and lasers. They nurtured my curiosity and fueled my passion.
Bob’s genius was evident in every project he conceived and every kit he designed. But beyond his brilliance, he had an innate ability to inspire young minds like mine. He made these very complex topics approachable, fun, and endlessly intriguing. With each of his creations, he imparted a sense of wonder that drove many of us to push boundaries and think beyond the conventional.
“Information Unlimited” was more than just a business; it was Bob’s legacy. It was a beacon for those with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, serving as a treasure trove of information, ideas, and inspiration for enthusiasts of all ages. In light of Bob’s passing, his wife Ann informed me that “Information Unlimited” had to be temporarily closed. However, with resilience and hope, Ann aspires to reopen its doors in just a few months, ensuring that Bob’s legacy continues to shine brightly and inspire many more.
As I reflect upon his remarkable journey, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Bob Iannini’s indelible impact on amateur scientists, hobbyists, and curious minds across the world will forever resonate.
To Bob, thank you for igniting the flames of curiosity in countless souls. You may have departed from this world, but your legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.