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 Electronics at LRITA 4/16/15

Posted by Greg on Apr 20, 2015


MCM Electronics traveled to the Lima Regional Information Technology Alliance Conference in Lima, OH this past Thursday to talk about MCM Electronics in general and the Raspberry Pi 2 in particular. We had plenty of Raspberry Pi's on hand plus a classic game emulator loaded up with Doom & Quake. In addition we had a sheet detailing six basic projects that can be created using the Raspberry Pi so attendees could better understand the practical applications of the board. While most of the attendees had heard of the Pi, very few had seen one in operation or in use. Overall the Pi was a stand out hit of the conference and the drawing for a free Raspberry Pi starter kit drew a lot of attention. [More]

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MCM Electronics Maker Madness 2015 Results!

Posted by Greg on Apr 7, 2015

When the dust settled there was a Champion: Raspberry Pi 2!

The Raspberry Pi 2 single board computer bested its opponents in four straight matches to claim the title of Champion of MCM Electronics Maker Madness 2015!

After all of the votes were logged one winner was chosen at random to win the prize pack valued at over $250!

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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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