Getting Up and Running with the Raspberry Pi Camera Board

Posted by Christian on May 14, 2013

Courtesy of Andy Laing, a committed Raspberry Pi pi-oneer at element14, these notes are intended to help users get the Raspberry Pi camera working on any Model A or Model B Raspberry Pi computer. [More]

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Strange Attractors, Raspberry Pi + Addressable LEDs + Camera = WIN!

Posted by DavidMN on May 13, 2013

Hey folks, my name is David Bryan, aka VideoMan. You may remember me from such things as the Raspberry Pi powered cat feeder. While I'm at it again, and making stuff for the Raspberry Pi. I was asked create a few blog posts for MCM that talked about the Raspberry Pi Camera module that I'm going to use in my next project. [More]

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element14 Launches Eagerly Awaited Raspberry Pi Camera Board

Posted by Christian on May 13, 2013

The eagerly anticipated Raspberry Pi camera board is making its debut with element14 today enabling pictures and video to be taken with the Raspberry Pi which can be used for security and VoIP projects as well as image and video capture.

One of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi accessories to be launched this year, the camera board, which retails at $25 is available through Newark element14 and MCM in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, CPC in the UK and Ireland and element14 in Asia Pacific.

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Bike Light Testing with TinkerKit

Posted by Christian on May 10, 2013

Today I picked up a couple of bike lights from our offering. I was off to go home and test fit them on my bikes at lunch, but upon looking out the window, we're currently experiencing monsoon-type weather. So instead we'll be spending our lunch testing these things out, namely the brightness on full-on mode. [More]

Getting Started with PiFace Digital

Posted by Christian on May 9, 2013

PiFace Digital is a quick and easy way to connect your Raspberry Pi to the real world. Follow this guide and your Raspberry Pi will be reacting to switches and controlling motors and lights in less than ten minutes. [More]

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Embedded Pi, Giving the Raspberry Pi Access to Arduino

Posted by Brandon on May 7, 2013

What is embedded Pi ? Well it is the greatest thing to happen to Raspberry Pi development since the announcement of the Model A board. Embedded Pi is a triple play threat that works with Arduino, 32 Bit embedded ARM products and Raspberry Pi. OK, so what does it do?

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Rebirth of an Original NES, Courtesy of Raspberry Pi

Posted by Bryan on May 6, 2013

Have an old NES laying around that need's some love? Impress your friends with a newly rebuilt NES system with Raspberry Pi insides. [More]

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3D Printer Calibration

Posted by John on May 6, 2013

One place that I have found very little good information in the 3D printing world, has to do with properly calibrating your 3D printer. Improper calibration can result in a huge amount of wasted PLA or PVC while setting your printer up right will save you plastic, time and frustration. [More]

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Arduino Uno vs Raspberry Pi vs BeagleBone Black

Posted by Brandon on May 3, 2013

I am a tinkerer by heart, and I have always had a thing for programming and electronic circuits.  A few years ago, I got into Microchip programming because there wasn't much out there to do what I wanted without having to design the circuit myself.  My how the times have changed.  These days, there are a plethora of single board computers to choose from to create a wide variety of projects. In this post, I am going to be focusing on the three main ones that we carry here at MCM, Arduino Uno, the Raspberry Pi, and the new Beaglebone Black.

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MAKE and MCM Raspberry Pi Design Contest Competition: The Winners!

Posted by Bryan on Apr 29, 2013
MCM Electronics partnered with MAKE Magazine to hold a Raspberry Pi Design competition. The idea was to have projects developed that anyone could replicate at home. We had over 48 entries, everything from Internet radio streaming to cat feeders. The projects were categorized into Artistic, Education, Utility and Enclosure themes. There was 1 Grand Prize winner, and 4 runner-up winners. The Grand Prize winner took home a Printrtbot
JR. 3D printer plus other assorted electronic accessories from MCM Electronics. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a judge and let me tell you it was difficult to choose between all the great entries. [More]

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