Wright State University Engineering Challenge

Posted by Greg on Feb 3, 2016

During the end of January, 40 Wright State University Engineering students came together to compete in a series of fun challenges organized by a few of the school's engineering clubs. We helped to sponsor the contests by providing a gift bag for each of the entrants and five Raspberry Pi Starter Kits as prizes for each of the long event winners. [More]

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Tipp City Public Library Maker Space

Posted by Greg on Jan 21, 2016

The Tipp City Public Library has now joined the Makerspace movement!

The library in conjunction with the Tipp City Arts Council and the Tippecanoe Middle School now have expanded their Youth Creative Corner and their Teen Tinker Lab to include Raspberry Pi Kits and littleBits Kits!

MCM Senior Product Manager Bryan Blake worked with the team to help provide more technology for this great community space. If you are interested in learning more about the Tipp City Library Maker programs please check their Calendar of Events [More]

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Building a Tablet with the New Raspberry Pi Touchscreen

Posted by Michael on Sep 4, 2015

When I built my original Raspberry Pi Tablet (aka the “PiPad”), one of the hardest (and most expensive) things to source was a Pi compatible touchscreen that could run on 5V. As far as I know, there is only one supplier and from according to many makers who are trying to build a PiPad. They are frequently out of stock.

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MCM Electronics at the Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire 2015!

Posted by Greg on Sep 2, 2015

Last weekend, August 29th & 30th, we joined in the fun at the Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire. Over the weekend we talked to hundreds of enthusiastic current & future makes plus saw a lot of amazing creations from people all around the area.
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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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