Enter the Raspberry Pi Educators’ RoadTest

Posted by Greg on Nov 5, 2014

Enter the Raspberry Pi Educators’ RoadTest to Win a 3D Printer!

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.

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Create a Raspberry Pi Powered Home Monitor System

Posted by Greg on Oct 29, 2014

Have you ever wanted to set up a system in your home that will monitor a room visually as well as record other certain attributes? We came across this great article by Marco Schwartz on the Open Home Automation Website which runs through creating a home monitoring system based on a Raspberry Pi B+. [More]

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ Kit Videos

Posted by Greg on Oct 21, 2014

To help better explain the MCM Electronics Raspberry Pi Model B+ kits we have created videos detailing what is included in each kit and some of their details. 

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Join MCM Electronics for the National Day of Making!

Posted by Greg on Jun 16, 2014

This Wednesday, June 18th is the National Day of Making and MCM Electronics is here to help you celebrate. How will you be celebrating the day?
 
On June 18, 2014 use #NationOfMakers to share your creations or ideas. 
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Raspberry Pi Projects at Dayton Hamvention

Posted by Greg on Jun 2, 2014

MCM Raspberry Pi Projects

MCM Electronics created five Raspberry Pi demo projects for Dayton's Hamvention in May. All five were big hits and garnered great response. We will post details of each project in the coming weeks as well as photos and instructions of how to create your own. Until them here is a quick rundown of each project.

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Dayton Hamvention 2014 Recap

Posted by Christian on May 27, 2014
Thanks for visiting us at Hamvention

We had a great time at Hamvention and want to thank the thousands of you that stopped by the booth to grab a catalog, talk shop or just say “hey”.

Here are some of the pics and videos of the action, both at our booth and elsewhere around the show. It was certainly a crowded space!

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Raspberry Pi Retro Arcade Game Console

Posted by John on May 21, 2014

This project brings together two great things, one new and one old: The Raspberry Pi & Retro Gaming! Having cut my teeth on Asteroids on the Atari 2600, and Load Runner on the Apple IIe, what is called "retro" is a thing that I lived through the first time, and would like to occasionally revisit. When I want to play early computer games, I can always emulate them on my laptop, as it already has the original keyboard and mouse inputs, but a lot of early arcade style games really require the visceral touch of a full sized joystick along with some big buttons that you can mash.

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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. 

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Raspberry Pi as the Brains of a Net-Connected Sculpture

Posted by Wes Modes on Jan 22, 2014

FOMOphobia, an installation at the Digital Art Research Center at UC Santa Cruz as part of the Digital Arts and New Media Fall Open Studios, attempted to embody the social media burden of the artist. Incoming messages, notifications, and tweets are signalled with loudly ringing bells, flashing red numbers, and an alphanumeric LED display of the content. Raspberry Pis from MCM Electronics served as the brains for this complicated piece. 

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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.

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