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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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 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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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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Create a Raspberry Pi Powered Home Monitor System

Posted by Greg on Oct 29, 2014

Have you ever wanted to set up a system in your home that will monitor a room visually as well as record other certain attributes? We came across this great article by Marco Schwartz on the Open Home Automation Website which runs through creating a home monitoring system based on a Raspberry Pi B+. [More]

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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 as the Brains of a Net-Connected Sculpture

Posted by Wes Modes on Jan 22, 2014

FOMOphobia, an installation at the Digital Art Research Center at UC Santa Cruz as part of the Digital Arts and New Media Fall Open Studios, attempted to embody the social media burden of the artist. Incoming messages, notifications, and tweets are signalled with loudly ringing bells, flashing red numbers, and an alphanumeric LED display of the content. Raspberry Pis from MCM Electronics served as the brains for this complicated piece. 

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