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]



Dayton Hamvention 2014 - Makers...The Future of Ham Radio

Posted by Greg on May 6, 2014

MCM Electronics will be participating in the 62nd annual Hamvention in Dayton May 16-18! 

Hamvention is sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association and this year their theme is makers as they wholeheartedly welcome the maker community to their convention. Hamfest features hundreds of vendors and is attended by over 20,000 electronics, makers and amatuer radio enthusiasts from around the world. 

You can find MCM Electronics in booths 309-311 [More]



GertDuino: Add-On Board for Raspberry Pi

Posted by Bryan on Nov 22, 2013

The Gertduino is a Raspberry-Pi add-on which offers the same functionality as an Arduino-Uno but with some extra features thrown in. The Gertduino board features an Atmega328 microcontroller, runs of 5V, has the 16MHz oscillator and has connectors which are 100% Arduino-Uno compatible. It also contains the reset switch, 2 user push buttons, and 6 LEDs.




The Perfect Case for the DJI Phantom and Blade 350 QX Quadcopter

Posted by Christian on Sep 23, 2013

DJI Phantom quadcopter pilots have determined the 22-14355 Duratool Case is of perfect size to house the uber popular DJI Phantom quadcopter and its accessories. [More]



Raspberry Pi chipKIT Pi Expansion Board With 32-bit MCU Unveiled (video)

Posted by Bryan on Sep 20, 2013

Microchip released the chipKit Pi this week. The chipKIT Pi expansion board is the latest in a line of Raspberry Pi add-on boards that extend compatibility to the Arduino family of products. Designed by Element 14 and Microchip, the chipKIT Pi is designed to allow developers a way to create, compile and program Arduino sketches within the Raspberry Pi operating system. Once the sketch is complete it can be uploaded and run on the chipKIT Pi without the Raspberry Pi board being attached. [More]



New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) for Raspberry Pi - Part 2

Posted by Bryan on Aug 2, 2013
Last week we talked about the new operating system for the Raspberry Pi (NOOBS). This week we are going to take a look at the different operating systems and why you would choose one over another. There is a variety of distros in this operating system (Distro is another name for operating system), from the Debian-based Raspbian to the multimedia RaspiBMC and everything in between. [More]

Raspberry Pi Internet Radio / Music Player

Posted by Craig A. Lindley on Jul 30, 2013

In this article we will show you step by step how to make your Raspberry Pi into a remote controllable, Internet radio / music file player. [More]


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New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) for Raspberry Pi - Part 1

Posted by Bryan on Jul 26, 2013

One of the biggest criticisms of the Raspberry experience has been the software. Although the operating system is free and very powerful, it wasn't always the easiest to setup and install. Not to mention that upon install, new users are presented with a command line that they nothing about. The Raspberry Pi foundation recognized this and with the latest release of their software, things just got a whole lot easier. [More]


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Just Released - The Latest D/A Converter from Stellar Labs

Posted by Christian on Jul 12, 2013

Digital to Analog (D/A) converters are required when televisions, DVD or BluRay players provide only digital audio output, but need to be connected to a conventional amplifier. This converter solves that issue. [More]



Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Case from Cardboard or Cardstock

Posted by Christian on Jun 23, 2013

One of our top selling accessories for the Raspberry Pi is the case. Cases for the Pi come in a multitude of styles, sizes and colors, but they can be costly. Today we're going to build a bare-bones case out of cardboard with supplies you may already have laying around the house. [More]