Happy Retirement to Gary Martin!

Posted by Greg on Jul 18, 2014

Gary pictured with his supervisor Deborah (Customer Service Manager) and Kathleen (Contact Center Sales Director)

Gary Martin - Technical Support Representative

MCM is celebrating the retirement of one of our most tenured Technical Support Representatives today - Gary Martin!

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MCM Electronics Pro Elec Battery Test - Results

Posted by John on Jul 17, 2014

Per the graph above, we learned that while the Pro Elec battery had a lower initial voltage, it lasted longer. Great. That's simple. But there's more to it.

Because batteries are used in millions of different applications, there will be instances where having a higher initial power output will be better. We'll try to qualify some of these instances below.

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MCM Electronics Pro Elec Battery Test - Setup and How To

Posted by John on Jul 16, 2014

Pro Elec Battery Test

Recently, we started carrying our own line of Pro-Elec batteries, and around the office we were wondering how they really stack up against the major brands.

We had the discharge rates and expected run-times from the data-sheets, and most major brands do publish power-curves, but those didn't really give a good head to head comparison. So I grabbed an Arduino, Data-Logger Shield, and a few packs of AA size batteries from stock and got to work.

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Join MCM Electronics for the National Day of Making!

Posted by Greg on Jun 16, 2014

This Wednesday, June 18th is the National Day of Making and MCM Electronics is here to help you celebrate. How will you be celebrating the day?
 
On June 18, 2014 use #NationOfMakers to share your creations or ideas. 
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Low Price 3D Printer Filament

Posted by Greg on Jun 16, 2014

Stellar Labs 3D Printer Filament Only $19.99!

MCM Electronics is proud to announce that we now carry Stellar Labs 3D printer filament! These 1kg (2.2lb) spools are available in seven popular colors: Arctic White, Pure Blue, Cardinal Red, Natural, Midnight Black, Sonic Silver & Battleship Gray. You also have your choice between ABS & PLA filament available for only $19.99 a roll! With this great low price you can print out a wide variety of items all at a reduced cost, with more room to experiment!
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Raspberry Pi Projects at Dayton Hamvention

Posted by Greg on Jun 2, 2014

MCM Raspberry Pi Projects

MCM Electronics created five Raspberry Pi demo projects for Dayton's Hamvention in May. All five were big hits and garnered great response. We will post details of each project in the coming weeks as well as photos and instructions of how to create your own. Until them here is a quick rundown of each project.

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Dayton Hamvention 2014 Recap

Posted by Christian on May 27, 2014
Thanks for visiting us at Hamvention

We had a great time at Hamvention and want to thank the thousands of you that stopped by the booth to grab a catalog, talk shop or just say “hey”.

Here are some of the pics and videos of the action, both at our booth and elsewhere around the show. It was certainly a crowded space!

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10% Off Sale - Now through Memorial Day (Coupon Code Inside)

Posted by Christian on May 22, 2014

To show appreciation for our men and women who are serving or have served, we're offering 10% off nearly all products through Memorial Day. Get the coupon code after the jump. [More]

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Raspberry Pi Retro Arcade Game Console

Posted by John on May 21, 2014

This project brings together two great things, one new and one old: The Raspberry Pi & Retro Gaming! Having cut my teeth on Asteroids on the Atari 2600, and Load Runner on the Apple IIe, what is called "retro" is a thing that I lived through the first time, and would like to occasionally revisit. When I want to play early computer games, I can always emulate them on my laptop, as it already has the original keyboard and mouse inputs, but a lot of early arcade style games really require the visceral touch of a full sized joystick along with some big buttons that you can mash.

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Just Added - Swift Green Replacement Refrigerator Water Filters

Posted by Christian on May 15, 2014

Swift Green water filters provide a healthy, cost effective and eco-friendly alternative to replacing your refrigerator water filter. Coconut husks produce the activated carbon needed to remove impurities from water while also converting the emissions into thermal energy.In addition to being an eco-friendly filter, Swift Green filters cost less than half of OE replacements. At a minimum of 2 filters per year, the savings really adds up! [More]

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