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March 2013

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Success Stories

Customer "Success" Stories

Our best stories come from you, our readers. Whether your endeavors are successes or a failures, your stories always entertain us. In this issue, you have re-invented the boombox, resurrected a lawn fairy, upgraded a cheap electric guitar, and created an electronic fireworks display.

The secrets of your successes are revealed.

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].
What is it

What the Heck Is It?

The object above was developed with a 3-D printer and designed to potentially replace something that virtually all of us have. What the heck is it?

Guess first... then find the answer.
EggBot

Product Update: Egg-Bot Kit

Other art robots duplicate graphic designs on flat surfaces; the unique Egg-Bot can draw on a sphere. This kit is easy to assemble, simple to operate, and most of all, fun to use. Create many kinds of decorative or personalized objects and master techniques of motion control.

Learn about the incredible, inedible Egg-Bot

Greg's Corner: Sometimes Saving Money Really Blows

Greg's Corner By Greg Harris

What are you willing to do to save a little money? Will you drive across town to save a few cents per gallon on gasoline? Will you resist making a purchase because you've seen the same thing cheaper somewhere else? At Jameco, our low price commitment starts at the top. When it comes to frugality, Jameco's management team is second to none.

Find out just how cheap Jameco's CEO is!

From house brands to special factory-overrun buys, from our pricing methodology to our low price guarantee, it's all designed to drive the cost of electronic components straight down. We work hard at keeping prices low.
See a price that doesn’t make sense? Drop me a note.

Tech News Roundup: Living History

Tech News Roundup Plus: Paper v. E-books, Liquid Scanners and a Self-charging Battery

At Disneyland, an animatronic figure of Abraham Lincoln recites a speech to an audience of gawkers. Fifty years ago, the Disney engineers could not have imagined what will be happening in a Washington DC museum. A three-dimensional figure will listen to questions from the audience, look back at their faces and provide direct responses!

Learn how you'll be able to interact with history.
Club Jameco

Club Jameco: Projects and Briefs

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.

Lighting Kit: Simple LED Tester
Build your own LED kit that functions as a testing tool to measure LED current and adjust for brightness.

Game Brief: Arduino Reaction Timer
Designed to test a user's reaction time, this Arduino project functions with three simple units, a buzzer, an LED light, and an LCD display.
Voltage Regulator

DIY Project: Portable 3.3V and 5V Regulator

Build your own voltage regulator for running any electronic project requiring 3.3 to 5 volts. This DIY kit is perfect for powering up Arduino, XBee or other electronics projects.

Build your own portable regulator.
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