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January 2015

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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My Story: Replace Casting and Molding with 3D Printing

3D Printing Model railroading is a favorite hobby of Jameco customer Bruce Weidner. For years, he carefully casted and molded his own train cars – a labor of love. But, once Bruce started exploring the world of 3D printing, he quickly got on board with this technology to enhance his railroading capabilities.

Step into the world of 3D printing and model trains.

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].

DIY: Expanding the Arduino Shield Ecosystem with Galileo

Galileo The Intel Galileo is an Arduino compatible development platform that's perfect for hobbyists who want to take their projects to the next level. Jack Pien of EEME jumped at the opportunity to test it out and show us just how simple it is to set up and start programming.

Get a taste of the Arduino compatible Galileo board.
MakerBot Digitizer

Product Review: The MakerBot Digitizer

Do you want to try out 3D printing but are hesitant because you don't know anything about designing and modeling? Not to worry, there is a solution and it's called the MakerBot Digitizer. With the Digitizer, you're only a few clicks away from making your own 3D prints.

Digitizer is making the art of 3D printing easy for everyone.
TechShop

Q&A: Imagine an Amazing Workshop Filled with Every Tool You Need

If you enjoy tinkering or building, maybe you've heard of TechShop. Located in a handful of cities across the country, TechShop is a membership-based workshop. It has been the birthplace of several innovative products and has grown dramatically in recent years. We wanted to know more about this fascinating enterprise, so we interviewed TechShop Vice President of Business Development and COO Dan Woods.

Why TechShop is the best place to create.
Component Art

Challenge: Using Components in a New Way

We know we have talented and creative customers that can solve difficult electronics challenges and design amazing kits. But for this challenge, we're asking you to think outside the workbench. Can you use electronic components to create a piece of art.

Find your inner Picasso for this challenge.

Hot Club Jameco Kits and Projects

LCD Display for Waveform Generator
Increase the functionality of a waveform generator with this intermediate-level kit. The LCD display will give you an idea of what signal is being produced without having to hookup an oscilloscope.
Build this kit

Basic Encoder Kit
This is a great beginner kit for anyone who wants to gain basic knowledge about encoders. Using switches and diodes, you'll construct an encoder and be able to monitor it with LEDs.
Build this kit