The Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest is under way and we have received blog posts from two of the US contestants. Please follow all of the action on our blog and on the element14 STEM Academy page. One of these three STEM educators will be chosen to win a 3D printer based on their project! For a full description and list of rules for the Raspberry Pi RoadTest please see the Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest Page on element14
The first MCM / CPC / element14 Educators RoadTest recently finished up its entry phase and over 90 educators & students entered. MCM and our sister company from the UK, CPC, each chose three finalists to compete for the grand prize of a 3D printer. [More]
Just go to the MCM Electronics Facebook page and tell us what you think the best technology gadget of 2014 has been! We will tabulate the results and draw one lucky winner at random for the hub which will arrive before Christmas! [More]
We recently asked people who have purchased our Weatherproof Tactical Cases what they store in their case. We received a good variety of responses and some of our favorites are shown below. Please use these to get some ideas of what you can store, but the possibilities don't stop with what's shown below...use your imagination and then show us what you store in yours! Buy yours here: MCM Weatherproof Tactical Cases
Have you ever thought about creating your own cell phone? With the Raspberry Pi B+ and a few other items you can do just that! Our friends at Adafruit have created a great video tutorial guiding you through the process.
Do you know anything about Arduino or Holiday lighting? Over at our sister company, element14, you can prove your skills by entering their holiday lighting roadtest. The Grand Prize is a 3D printer from Robox.
How do you use your weatherproof case?
Through forums and feedback, we've learned that there are literally hundreds of uses for the weatherproof cases you've purchased from MCM. We'd like to hear your story. [More]
RoadTests are a chance to test and keep the latest technology for FREE! The element14 Community, an online community of 260,000+ engineers, in partnership with MCM and CPC, is pleased to present its first Raspberry Pi Educators’ RoadTest in support of the Community’s STEM Academy.
In the November 2014 issue of Nuts and Volts Magazine Chris Savage put together an article highlighting the most useful tools on his workstation. We were very pleased to see that he included our Fluorescent Magnifier Lamp (21-935) in his list of tools that he feels are essential. - "The last tool on my bench that I want to mention is my magnifying lamp. When working on small parts - especially SMD components - this lamp comes in very handy. I picked it up from MCM Electronics for under $50 and it is very solid."