Join MCM Electronics for the National Day of Making!

Posted by Greg on Jun 16, 2014

This Wednesday, June 18th is the National Day of Making and MCM Electronics is here to help you celebrate. How will you be celebrating the day?
 
On June 18, 2014 use #NationOfMakers to share your creations or ideas. 
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Raspberry Pi Projects at Dayton Hamvention

Posted by Greg on Jun 2, 2014

MCM Raspberry Pi Projects

MCM Electronics created five Raspberry Pi demo projects for Dayton's Hamvention in May. All five were big hits and garnered great response. We will post details of each project in the coming weeks as well as photos and instructions of how to create your own. Until them here is a quick rundown of each project.

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Raspberry Pi Retro Arcade Game Console

Posted by John on May 21, 2014

This project brings together two great things, one new and one old: The Raspberry Pi & Retro Gaming! Having cut my teeth on Asteroids on the Atari 2600, and Load Runner on the Apple IIe, what is called "retro" is a thing that I lived through the first time, and would like to occasionally revisit. When I want to play early computer games, I can always emulate them on my laptop, as it already has the original keyboard and mouse inputs, but a lot of early arcade style games really require the visceral touch of a full sized joystick along with some big buttons that you can mash.

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Raspberry Pi Internet Radio / Music Player

Posted by Craig A. Lindley on Jul 30, 2013

In this article we will show you step by step how to make your Raspberry Pi into a remote controllable, Internet radio / music file player. [More]

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Installing a Poolside Audio System

Posted by Christian on May 24, 2013

Recently, we had the opportunity to help out Flying Horse Farms by supplying and installing a poolside audio system. Come with us as we walk through the install. [More]

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Duratool Cases a Favorite of Dual Sport Riders

Posted by Christian on May 19, 2013

We've noticed our Duratool blow-molded cases have been making a splash as a lower-cost alternative to more conventionally used cases, like those from Pelican. This is especially true with the dual sport motorcycle crowd. Often dual-sport riders require panniers and fender mount boxes to carry goods. Herb Suessenbach, of Albuquerque, New Mexico sent over some pictures of his Duratool #22-14350 installation. [More]

Strange Attractors, Raspberry Pi + Addressable LEDs + Camera = WIN!

Posted by DavidMN on May 13, 2013

Hey folks, my name is David Bryan, aka VideoMan. You may remember me from such things as the Raspberry Pi powered cat feeder. While I'm at it again, and making stuff for the Raspberry Pi. I was asked create a few blog posts for MCM that talked about the Raspberry Pi Camera module that I'm going to use in my next project. [More]

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Rebirth of an Original NES, Courtesy of Raspberry Pi

Posted by Bryan on May 6, 2013

Have an old NES laying around that need's some love? Impress your friends with a newly rebuilt NES system with Raspberry Pi insides. [More]

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3D Printer Calibration

Posted by John on May 6, 2013

One place that I have found very little good information in the 3D printing world, has to do with properly calibrating your 3D printer. Improper calibration can result in a huge amount of wasted PLA or PVC while setting your printer up right will save you plastic, time and frustration. [More]

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Raspberry Pi Battery Testing

Posted by Brandon on Apr 22, 2013
My name is Brandon, and I am a Product Analyst here at MCM. I am fortunate enough to be one of the people involved with the Raspberry Pi product line. Specifically, I get to test some of the new products and accessories that we bring in, and also determine product compatibility. Recently, we were working on putting together a low power Raspberry Pi kit, focused around a Raspberry Pi model A and a rechargeable battery pack. We wanted to determine how long the model A would run on a single charge of the battery, so I went about finding a way to test it.

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