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January 2014

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Sensor Kit

Build Your Own Alarm

This project is a great way to learn about sensors. The kit let's you build your own Arduino-controlled alarm that employs a variety of different sensors in the process. The kit also gives you a variety of ways to “sound the alarm.”

How many sensors will it take to set off your alarm?
Challenge

New Year Predictions for 3D Printing

3D printing scores huge points for its potential and for just being cool. Many of us could sit and watch it do its magic for hours, but how long before 3D printing is something everyone can do at home? Step into the future as we explore 3D printing at home.

You might be surprised what HP Labs said about the future of 3D printing.
3D Printer Review

Build Your Own 3D Printer from Scratch

The Velleman K8200 3D Printer has been an incredibly popular and inexpensive 3D printer, but our customers have shared a lot of feedback about their assembly struggles. This kit comes with 40 bags of components, so we tasked Jameco's Ben Lopez with the project to see just how challenging it is to build your own 3D printer.

Engaging challenge or assembly nightmare?
Opbot

Not Just Child's Play

Remember the game Operation? If you had a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination, this popular board game allowed you to play doctor with an electrified patient. One wrong move, however, and your patient was toast! Florida Robotics founders and Jameco customers Fay and Russ Martin decided to super-size the game.

What happens when you cross a robotic arm with a 60s board game?

Hiring Great People at Jameco

By Greg Harris Greg Corner

At some point, most of us will be a candidate seeking employment. Unless you are a seasoned sales or marketing professional, you probably aren't an expert in selling or marketing yourself when you look for a job. Most of us just don't do it enough to get good at it. There is one thing you must know about interviewing for a job that's more important than any other tip you might learn. So in an open letter to every future candidate, including future Jameco candidates, I would like to share with you the key to getting a job.

What most job seekers fail to do that kills their chances.
Club Jameco

Club Jameco Hot Kits

Magic Color Game

Amaze your friends with the Magic Color Game. This light-up, guessing game will surprise players when it correctly displays the color combination they had in their minds.

Build this kit

4 Input Audio Switch Box
A great introduction to audio components, the 4 Input Audio Switch Box allows switching of any four male audio 3.5mm inputs to one 3.5mm output. You can use it to switch between an iPod and SiriusXM Radio using the remote input of a car's CD player.

Build this kit

Agency Symbols

UL, CUL, TUV, CE, CB... What the???

We get mixed up too when trying to remember the difference between UL recognized and UL listed products, so we've created a great resource to keep your listings in check. Our agency approvals page can help you identify component marks and what they mean.

Start deciphering the marks now.

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]
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.

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