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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New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) for Raspberry Pi - Part 1

Posted by Bryan on Jul 26, 2013

One of the biggest criticisms of the Raspberry experience has been the software. Although the operating system is free and very powerful, it wasn't always the easiest to setup and install. Not to mention that upon install, new users are presented with a command line that they nothing about. The Raspberry Pi foundation recognized this and with the latest release of their software, things just got a whole lot easier. [More]

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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Case from Cardboard or Cardstock

Posted by Christian on Jun 23, 2013

One of our top selling accessories for the Raspberry Pi is the case. Cases for the Pi come in a multitude of styles, sizes and colors, but they can be costly. Today we're going to build a bare-bones case out of cardboard with supplies you may already have laying around the house. [More]

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Android on your HDTV!

Posted by Nick on Jun 5, 2013

At first glance, this small device is pretty impressive for the price... [More]

Getting Started - Raspberry Pi XBMC

Posted by Christian on Jun 3, 2013

XBMC is a very popular media centre software for the home and was originally designed to run on the original XBOX. XBMC has been developed on a variety of platforms and is always under active development for various devices/platforms. XBMC is free and is open source under the GPL licence and is designed and developed by like minded programmers and volunteers located all around the world. Over the last few years XBMC has been under constant development and has spanned onto a variety of platforms including Linux, MAC OS, Microsoft Windows and many other custom hardware devices. [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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Getting Up and Running with the Raspberry Pi Camera Board

Posted by Christian on May 14, 2013

Courtesy of Andy Laing, a committed Raspberry Pi pi-oneer at element14, these notes are intended to help users get the Raspberry Pi camera working on any Model A or Model B Raspberry Pi computer. [More]

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Bike Light Testing with TinkerKit

Posted by Christian on May 10, 2013

Today I picked up a couple of bike lights from our offering. I was off to go home and test fit them on my bikes at lunch, but upon looking out the window, we're currently experiencing monsoon-type weather. So instead we'll be spending our lunch testing these things out, namely the brightness on full-on mode. [More]