MCM Electronics at the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire!

Posted by Greg on Apr 28, 2016

Join MCM Electronics at the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire!

The 11th annual Maker Faire runs from May 20-22 at the San Mateo Event Center in sunny California. We will have a booth right next to the Pi Foundation and will have plenty of great maker items on hand for sale. 

Make sure to drop by our booth, say hi and see what all we have on hand for you! You can also enter our drawing to win an Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer [More]

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Happy Pi Day 2016

Posted by Greg on Mar 11, 2016

Today is Pi Day and what better way to celebrate than with the Raspberry Pi 3 1GB Single Board Computer?

The Raspberry Pi 3 was launched on February 29th 2016 the fourth anniversary of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Over 8 million of the various iterations of the Raspberry Pi boards have been sold around the world and the number is steadily increasing every month. 

Here are some handy Raspberry Pi links that are great for any day usage!

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MCM Electronics at the 2016 Dayton Maker Fest - 3/12/16

Posted by Greg on Mar 4, 2016

2016 Dayton Maker Fest

Join us and celebrate Pi Day two days early on Saturday, March 12th! 

Make it Dayton is having their second annual Pi Day Maker Fest at the Wright Brothers Institute in Dayton and we'll be joining in the fun and providing two Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kits as door prizes:

Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit

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Raspberry Pi 3 GPIO Pin Layout

Posted by Greg on Feb 26, 2016

Now that you have the new Raspberry Pi 3, a chart mapping out the GPIO Pins would be handy wouldn't it? We thought so and created this quick guide!

Raspberry Pi 3 GPIO Pin Layout

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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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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 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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Raspberry Pi 3 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 3 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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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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