Happy 3rd Birthday - The Life of Raspberry Pi

Posted by Christian on Feb 24, 2015

Three years ago today, a credit-card sized computer was released by the Raspberry Pi foundation. While we remember it well, it seems like ages ago that the original arrived, and changed single board computing forever. For a mere $35 and a few common peripherals, kids, adults, teachers and tinkerers could have a fully functioning Linux computer with which to do whatever they liked. Play games, learn to code, or interact with sensors, screens and switches. From there, an entire ecosystem evolved around the board. Prominent GPIO pins allowed for a multitude of add-on boards to fit virtually any need, and uses for the Pi were expanding at a rapid pace. Home theater media centers, time-lapse camera rigs, weather balloons, and bitcoin mining clusters became common projects built with the Pi. [More]

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Raspberry Pi B+ Educators RoadTest Wrap Up!

Posted by Greg on Feb 16, 2015


The Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest has now concluded and all of the blog posts are in from our contestants! We will now be deciding which one of our three entrants will win a 3D printer based on their project and posts!  

To find out more about our involvement in STEM and to join in the conversations please visit the element14 STEM Academy page

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MCM Electronics Visit to Dayton Diode Raspberry Pi Meetup

Posted by Greg on Feb 10, 2015


With the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B we thought it would be a great idea to visit a few local maker spaces and let them see it up close. Three of us from MCM Electronics (Bryan, Christian & Greg) headed out to visit the local Dayton Maker / Hacker space Dayton Diode who were having their weekly Raspberry Pi meetup on Thursday, February 5th. 
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MCM Electronics Visits Dayton Maker Spaces - 2/5/15

Posted by Greg on Feb 3, 2015

Dayton has been hub of innovation since the late 1800's, most famously being the place where the Wright Brothers built the first airplane. Since then we've had continued creation and innovation, enough to now support three maker spaces within the city! MCM Electronics supports makers and we will be stopping by two local maker spaces this Thursday, February 5th to see what they are creating!

Please join us at these two great maker meet ups if you happen to be in the Dayton area and are curious about Raspberry Pi, 3D Printing or the maker movement in general! [More]

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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Kits!

Posted by Greg on Feb 2, 2015

With the release of the all new, faster Raspberry Pi 2 Model B we have redesigned our popular Raspberry Pi kits! 

Want more information about the upgrade and how this board is different? Please read our Raspberry Pi 2 comparison and Frequently Asked Questions Page

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Raspberry Pi B+ Educators RoadTest Update 1/30/15!

Posted by Greg on Jan 29, 2015

The Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest is going strong & has been extended by two weeks! Over the past month we have seen quite a few great blog posts from our participants. 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

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Raspberry Pi B+ Educators RoadTest Progress Update 1/23/15

Posted by Greg on Jan 23, 2015

The Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest is well under way and just a week before the contest ends on January 30th we have seen quite a few great blog posts from our participants. 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

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Raspberry Pi Educators RoadTest Progress Update 1/8/15

Posted by Greg on Jan 8, 2015

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

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Win An Official Raspberry Pi USB Hub

Posted by Greg on Dec 4, 2014

 

What is Your Favorite Technology Gadget of 2014?

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]

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Raspberry Pi Mobile Phone

Posted by Greg on Nov 26, 2014

Raspberry Pi B+ Phone Project

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.

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