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December 2012

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Guitar Fuzz Pedal

Build Your Own Fuzz Pedal

Did you notice that no matter how hard you rock out with your guitar, it just doesn't sound right. That's because you're missing "FUZZ". Yup, fuzz. Before you can do any serious rocking out, you are going to need to build a fuzz pedal.

Build your own guitar fuzz pedal and get your rock on!
Atari Punk Console

My Story: My Atari Punk Console

Jameco customer Marc Jacques stumbled upon the Atari Punk Console kit one day while surfing the Jameco site. It piqued his curiosity so he decided to buy one. It turned his life upside down as he discovered his new found love for the Atari punk council.

Jacques even built this crazy kit without a drill.
Fuel Cell

Product News: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power

Fuel cell technology has been around since the 1800's, but it has only been since the 1950's that we've seen strides towards generating large amounts of power necessary to help run our daily lives. How about a fuel cell small enough to power your cell phone?

Check out Jameco's new Hydrogen Products.
Gregs Corner

Greg's Corner: Imagine a world where learning is fun

By Greg Harris

My son went off to college this past fall and left at least a partially empty nest back at home. My wife and I were left with a mix of emotions from excitement about his new beginnings to the terror that he might mix colored laundry with whites in the same load. So it's not surprising that I've been thinking a lot about education lately and its importance for all of us – even for those of us who resist learning new tricks.

Read about how education will change the future of electronics.

Anyone can try to predict the future, but the best forecasts are based on historic data. Jameco’s data and steady growth, suggest a strong 2013 for electronics, but the industry needs to continue to spark the imagination of young people everywhere. Take a moment to think about how you can help get someone excited about electronics.
Technology

Tech News Roundup: How Hot is Too Hot?

Has your computer decided to go on strike because it was just too hot? New technology now allows you to monitor heat by just looking at the chip in your computer. Learn more about spray on thermographic liquid crystals, greener PCBs, even the 9 most important technologies that will change our world in this month's Tech News Roundup.

Avoid getting overheated with a simple spray.

Jameco welcomes the contributions of its customers. Frankly, we think what you write is more interesting than anything we could write. Share your electronic component story, project, or challenge, and we'll share it with the world. Send your story to [email protected]
Club Jameco

Club Jameco Electronics Projects and Briefs

Exclusive Kits for all Skill Levels!

Browse through the most unique collection of electronics kits, collaborate with Club Jameco Designers, or design a kit and earn a commission on every sale.

EDUCATION BRIEF: WIRELESS CLASSROOM ROBOT
The Wireless Robot Control System is designed to allow students to build their own robots for creating classroom, citywide or regional competitions.

LIGHTING BRIEF: THE LISTENING TREE
The Listening Tree is a combination of a color organ and a fiber optic tree. It produces very super cool patterns controlled by an Arduino UNO. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.