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June 2015

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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The Power of a MagnetMy Story: The Power of a Magnet

If you've ever been near an MRI machine, you know there is a long list of precautions and restrictions. The MRI magnet is so powerful it can literally pull a metal object right out of your hands. In this My Story an engineer recalls tales of what was recovered inside MRI magnets while he worked for a healthcare manufacturing company.

Discover what can happen when the power of a magnet is underestimated.

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 to [email protected].

Volume TowerDIY: Build Your Own LED Volume Tower

Try building this mini-stereo LED tower that lights up to analog audio signals so you can see your music come to life. Customize your towers to show off the 10 colored LEDs. These super cool LED towers are responsive to your sound system and are sure to be the envy of your friends.

Follow Step by Step Instructions to Give Your LEDs a Beat

Hobbyists of AmericaWho Are the Electronic Hobbyists of America?

Jameco recently conducted the Great American Electronics Hobbyist Census - a survey of our most serious hobbyists, to find out what it is that makes hobbyists tick. We had a massive response and uncovered some fascinating results.

What did Jameco's Great American Electronics Hobbyist Census find?

Technology is a two-way streetGreg's Corner: Technology is a two-way street

Technology has made our lives more convenient in so many ways, but as with all matters of convenience, there's a price to pay for saving time and energy. I recently tested a website selling personal data in order to see what they knew about me.

Find out what surprised me most about what they knew.

Leaders of InnovationThe Leaders of Innovation

Have you had an idea that you were sure would help solve a major problem? Did you act on it and attempt to turn your vision into reality? In the coming newsletters, Jameco will be sharing the stories of a few that did. Some up-and-coming inventors and makers will tell the story of how they came to create devices that tackle some of today's largest issues.

Follow their journey and watch technological innovation come to life.

PowerJameco's Power Resource Center

Put the power in your hands with Jameco's Power Resource Center. You'll find buyer's guides designed to answer your questions and help you select the best power supply for your application.

Test your power supply knowledge.
Keypad

Club Jameco Featured Kits

Programmable Keypad
The Programmable Keypad uses a standard telephone style keypad and provides eight momentary contact, push on/push off, or both, switches that are de-bounced. It has eight open collector outputs, and eight LEDs, showing the state of each output.

SNoise Free Comparator-Schmitt Trigger

This circuit contains a 555 timer and 4017 integrated circuit for easily switching on or off projects or for triggering projects using almost any IR remote.

The Gift Center
Jameco is the place for great gifts at great prices! We've highlighted a few of the top selling kits in the industry. We're positive you'll find the perfect gift for that special someone!

Educational Kitting Program
Learn more about Jameco's Educational Kitting Program and other educational opportunities.