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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MCM Electronics at AFRL Maker Fest 2015!

Posted by Greg on Mar 4, 2015


The Air Force Research Lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base is sponsoring a Maker Fest on Pi Day 3.14.15 9:26 and MCM Electronics will be in attendance! We will be in good company with representatives from FabSpace, Tinkr Tech, Dayton Linux Users Group, Wright State University and the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance also in attendance. [More]

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Happy 3rd Birthday - The Life of Raspberry Pi

Posted by Christian on Feb 24, 2015

Three years ago today, a credit-card sized computer was released by the Raspberry Pi foundation. While we remember it well, it seems like ages ago that the original arrived, and changed single board computing forever. For a mere $35 and a few common peripherals, kids, adults, teachers and tinkerers could have a fully functioning Linux computer with which to do whatever they liked. Play games, learn to code, or interact with sensors, screens and switches. From there, an entire ecosystem evolved around the board. Prominent GPIO pins allowed for a multitude of add-on boards to fit virtually any need, and uses for the Pi were expanding at a rapid pace. Home theater media centers, time-lapse camera rigs, weather balloons, and bitcoin mining clusters became common projects built with the Pi. [More]

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MCM Electronics Visit to Proto Build Bar

Posted by Greg on Feb 20, 2015



With the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B we thought it would be a great idea to visit a few local maker spaces and let them see it up close. Three of us from MCM Electronics (Jay, Christian & Greg) headed out to visit a totally original concept: a maker space and bar combined! Proto Build Bar is quite different than a typical maker space. First off, there is no monthly fee and the focus is on short term projects. [More]

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MCM Electronics is Hiring!

Posted by Greg on Feb 19, 2015

We currently have two career openings at MCM Electronics in our Product Management Department! We are looking for a Senior Product Manager and a Technical Product Author. If you are interested in either position please apply on our parent company's website Premier Farnell and search for the job title in which you are interested. Please see the basic job description and principal accountabilities below. [More]

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MCM Electronics Visit to FabSpace 3D Printing Meet Up

Posted by Greg on Feb 18, 2015



With the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B we thought it would be a great idea to visit a few local maker spaces and let them see it up close. Three of us from MCM Electronics (Bryan, Christian & Greg) headed out to visit the local Dayton Maker Space FabSpace who were having their monthly 3D Printing meetup on Thursday, February 5th. While the purpose of their meet up was 3D printing they were very excited to see the new Raspberry Pi and all of the other fun items we brought! [More]

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Raspberry Pi B+ Educators RoadTest Wrap Up!

Posted by Greg on Feb 16, 2015


The Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest has now concluded and all of the blog posts are in from our contestants! We will now be deciding which one of our three entrants will win a 3D printer based on their project and posts!  

To find out more about our involvement in STEM and to join in the conversations please visit the element14 STEM Academy page

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