MCM Electronics Recap of Hamvention 2015!

Posted by Greg on May 18, 2015

 

MCM Electronics returned for a second year to the annual Hamvention in Dayton on May 15-17! 

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. Hamvention features hundreds of vendors and is attended by over 20,000 electronics, makers and amateur radio enthusiasts from around the world. 

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Create a Raspberry Pi Desktop PC

Posted by Greg on May 7, 2015

Raspberry Pi Desktop PC

Can you use a Raspberry Pi 2 to replace your desktop PC? 

Yes, with the power of the Raspberry Pi 2 you can do everything you expect a basic computer to do: Browse the internet, write documents, create spreadsheets, draw, make presentations play games and more! While it will not be as powerful as your standard desktop, you can perform all of the basic functions of a desktop at a fraction of the cost and use it as an excellent second machine.

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Build a Raspberry Pi Media Center

Posted by Greg on May 7, 2015

Raspberry Pi Media Center

Create a home theater PC to stream movies, pictures and more using a Raspberry Pi 2 and Kodi!

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Play Raspberry Pi MinecraftPi

Posted by Greg on May 7, 2015

Raspberry Pi Minecraft Pi

Create a portable, dedicated Minecraft machine using your Raspberry Pi 2!

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MCM Electronics at Dayton Hamvention 2015!

Posted by Greg on May 1, 2015
MCM Electronics will be participating in the 63nd annual Hamvention in Dayton May 15-17! 

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 307-311
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International Steampunk Symposium Creations

Posted by Greg on Apr 28, 2015

Once again my work life and personal life collided this weekend when I attended the International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati, OH.
 
If you are not familiar with steampunk it started off as a literary genre in the 1980's and has since grown into a large and vibrant community of makers, artists and revisionist historians that touches every aspect of culture. The most common way to describe steampunk is as an alternate history that started during the age of steam, but moved along to present time along a divergent timeline where steam power is the primary source of power. It is a magical world of top hats, corsets, tailcoats, brass gadgets, rayguns and creations that are known as much for their style as their function. 
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Six Projects You Can Build With Your Raspberry Pi 2!

Posted by Greg on Apr 20, 2015


The Raspberry Pi 2 is an amazing single board computer than can be used for thousands of projects. However, when you go to explain for great it is many people want to know what you do with it. If you say "almost anything" they just can't conceptualize what is meant. To make things easier we gathered six great Raspberry Pi projects to help spur the imagination and give a few practical examples that almost anybody can make and use.

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MCM Maker Madness Round One Results

Posted by Greg on Mar 30, 2015

The first eight face offs have happened and the winners from Round One have been chosen to move on while the others fell. while they are all great product there can only be one! 

Round One saw some close battles, a few blowouts and a couple of surprises:

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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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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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