Outdoor TV & Radio Antennas

Posted by Greg on Sep 10, 2016

Outdoor TV & Radio Antennas

Ideal for back-up of subscription television services, or when cutting the cable altogether, September is a great time to install a new TV antenna on the roof. We’ve put together several systems which are perfect for most locations across the country. Since the digital changeover, most stations, even those with channel designations between 2 and 13, have been moved to UHF, so there is no need for a VHF antenna. However, this is not always the case. If you are not sure about your specific channels, there are several online resources available. One particular favorite is FCC DTV Maps. Simply enter your zip code and a map of all receivable stations is provided.

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Tube vs. Solid-State Amplifiers - What's the Difference?

Posted by Greg on Aug 10, 2016

Picking out the right guitar amplifier can be a confusing task. There is a lot of conflicting information out there and debates rage between players that prefer either the rugged reliability of a solid-state amplifier, or the rich responsiveness of a tube amp. So which one is better? [More]

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MCM Electronics - 2016 Dayton Mini Maker Faire Recap

Posted by Greg on Jul 20, 2016

MCM Electronics - 2016 Dayton Mini Maker Faire Recap

MCM Electronics joined in all the fun at the first annual Dayton Mini Maker Faire held at the lovely Carillon Historical Park. The park itself is 70 acres of Dayton History showing of local inventions and historical building and artifacts. The local maker group Make It Dayton put together the show and well over 2,500 eager makers attended over 50 exhibitors including the Boneyard Build Off and the Learn to Solder area! 

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MCM Electronics at the 2016 Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Posted by Greg on Jul 7, 2016


MCM Electronics at the 2016 Dayton Mini Maker Faire

The Carillon Historical Park will be hosting the first ever Dayton Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, July 16th! The Faire itself was put together by the local maker group - Make It Dayton which has sponsored Raspberry Pi Day events the past two years. Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. [More]

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MCM Electronics - United Way Day of Action

Posted by Greg on Jun 24, 2016

MCM Electronics - United Way Day of Action

Today a crew of eleven MCM Electronics employees volunteered their time to help out with a local charity for the United Way Day of Action!  

We headed to the local charity Hannah's Treasure Chest to sort and package diapers for families in need.[More]

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MCM Electronics Hamvention / Bay Area Maker Faire Recap

Posted by Greg on Jun 7, 2016

On the weekend of May 20-22nd the MCM Electronics team participated in two large events in different parts of the country. Hamvention which is located in our hometown of Dayton and the Bay Area Maker Faire in the San Fransisco area.

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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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Raspberry Pi 8MP Camera Overview and Comparison

Posted by Greg on Apr 25, 2016

The New Raspberry Pi 8MP Camera V2 is Now Available in Standard and NoIR!

Today an update to the Raspberry Pi camera was launched, dubbed the Raspberry Pi Camera V2. Watch as we go over the differences between the old and new, both physical and performance-wise, and give a refresher on how to get started using your Raspberry Pi camera.

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2016 Dayton Maker Fest Wrap Up

Posted by Greg on Mar 18, 2016

This past Saturday, March 12th, Pi Day came two days early at the 2016 Dayton Makers Fest sponsored by Make it Dayton

Over 600 enthusiastic makers attended the second annual event and enjoyed a vast array of maker projects and presentations. 
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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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