Six Projects You Can Build With Your Raspberry Pi 2!

Posted by Greg on Apr 20, 2015


The Raspberry Pi 2 is an amazing single board computer than can be used for thousands of projects. However, when you go to explain for great it is many people want to know what you do with it. If you say "almost anything" they just can't conceptualize what is meant. To make things easier we gathered six great Raspberry Pi projects to help spur the imagination and give a few practical examples that almost anybody can make and use.

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MCM Electronics at LRITA 4/16/15

Posted by Greg on Apr 20, 2015


MCM Electronics traveled to the Lima Regional Information Technology Alliance Conference in Lima, OH this past Thursday to talk about MCM Electronics in general and the Raspberry Pi 2 in particular. We had plenty of Raspberry Pi's on hand plus a classic game emulator loaded up with Doom & Quake. In addition we had a sheet detailing six basic projects that can be created using the Raspberry Pi so attendees could better understand the practical applications of the board. While most of the attendees had heard of the Pi, very few had seen one in operation or in use. Overall the Pi was a stand out hit of the conference and the drawing for a free Raspberry Pi starter kit drew a lot of attention. [More]

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Post Tax Day Relief - Save 15%

Posted by Christian on Apr 17, 2015
Save 15% on your order

For some, tax day is a non-event. You've already submitted your return, maybe even gotten a refund. For others, it's a deadline that looms; a countdown to the inevitable payment that must be made. Depending on your situation, we're here to offer you some relief, or an outlet to dispense some of that money that's burning a hole in your pocket.

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MCM Electronics Maker Madness 2015 Results!

Posted by Greg on Apr 7, 2015

When the dust settled there was a Champion: Raspberry Pi 2!

The Raspberry Pi 2 single board computer bested its opponents in four straight matches to claim the title of Champion of MCM Electronics Maker Madness 2015!

After all of the votes were logged one winner was chosen at random to win the prize pack valued at over $250!

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April Fools 2015

Posted by Christian on Apr 1, 2015

After ALL of the other emails, mind-numbing Facebook posts, morning radio talk-show prank calls, and maybe even a joke you pulled on a coworker, you STILL thought we were bringing back 1970’s technology? It’s April 1st!


Well, my friend, the joke is on the rest of the world that didn’t click our clever banner. You are no fool. We appreciate your geeky sense of humor, so we’re rewarding your trekkie curiosity with a 10% discount on an order you place today. That’s right! 10% off almost anything you’d like, because some exclusions* always apply (including ALL Quadraphonic gear sold by MCM).

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MCM Maker Madness Round One Results

Posted by Greg on Mar 30, 2015

The first eight face offs have happened and the winners from Round One have been chosen to move on while the others fell. while they are all great product there can only be one! 

Round One saw some close battles, a few blowouts and a couple of surprises:

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How to Replace an iPhone Screen

Posted by Greg on Mar 23, 2015

Smart phones are great and such a convenience in life that we can scarcely image what we would do without them. Our dependency on them makes it all the more painful when accidents happen and a screen is cracked or shattered. That is just what happened a few days ago to a family member who dropped their's down a flight of concrete steps just days after they swapped out their hefty case for a slim lightweight case. The iPhone landed face down as it tumbled down the steps and the result can be seen below. It still worked, but certain areas of the screen were about useless to try and view. 

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AFRL PiDay Maker Faire!

Posted by Greg on Mar 16, 2015


The first AFRL (Air Force Research Lab) PiDay Maker Faire started at exactly 3.14.15 @ 9:26:53 and MCM Electronics was on hand with plenty of Raspberry Pi boards, kits and demos. The show was a huge success with over 550 attendees who looked at dozens of maker projects and attended ten different panels and demos.[More]

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What is Pi Day?

Posted by Greg on Mar 11, 2015


You have probably seen the words Pi Day all over your social media accounts, and while many people know and celebrate Pi Day, there are others who don't understand why there is a day for Pi. [More]

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Raspberry Pi 2 RetroPie Game Emulator

Posted by Greg on Mar 9, 2015


There have been many blog posts written about setting up a game emulator using the Raspberry Pi, however with the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 and its amazing speed I wanted to see just how much better game play is on the latest board. This quick run through shows how I created my system so I could play some of my favorite classic games and how I got around the minor issues I encountered. What you will need is the equipment listed below, a game emulator along with game files (ROMs). Please note that you are not legally allowed to create a ROM (Digital Copy) of a game unless you own a physical copy of the game. I have limited myself to games that I personally own a copy for my demos.

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