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May 2014

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Dip a Drip

When Was the Last Time You Saw Someone Get Dunked?

7-Eleven gave the public an opportunity to dunk a stranger into a giant coffee cup as part of National Coffee Day. Electrical engineer and Jameco customer Marc Stevens describes how his company designed and built the custom, online dunk tank that submerged some annoying "drips."

Constructing the Dip-a-Drip dunk tank.

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]
Quadcopter

If You Don't Get a Quadcopter, You'll Hate Yourself Later

If you loved playing with remote-controlled cars as a kid, you have to get your hands on an RC Logger Quadcopter. They're classified as a "rotorcraft," are a lot of fun and well built. Product Marketing Engineer Robert Cong reviewed a RC Eye One S model and took video of his high-flying adventures.

Watch the video of the quadcopter in action and read the review.

Arduino RobotWhat You Should Know About the Official Arduino Robot

No soldering required, easy to use and almost ready to roll right out of the box – the first official Arduino Robot is here! It features two processors, one on each of two full Arduino boards that are programmable using the Arduino IDE. Jameco Product Manger Ryan Winters learned quite a bit after taking one for a test drive.

What Ryan learned about the Arduino Robot.

PID Temperature ControllerBuild a PID Temperature Controller in 8 Steps

Whether you want to automate home brewing or set your espresso machine to the perfect temperature, you'll need a PID temperature controller. Club Jameco designer RossS walks you through building your own heating and cooling control unit that has endless uses.

Check out this Club Jameco PID temperature controller project.

Jameco JingleYou Don't Have to Be Mozart to Compose the Jameco Jingle

If you like writing music, creating tunes on synthesizers or have a gift for rhyming, we have a special Jameco Challenge for you! We're not asking for a Billboard Hot 100 hit, just a little jingle about Jameco.

Win a $500 gift certificate by composing the winning Jameco Jingle.

Grant Use Your Electronics Skills to Pay School Bills

Jameco is happy to offer a $500 grant towards educational expenses to support a future engineer (and hopefully future customer). All you have to do to be considered for the grant is what you already love to do – build something!

Design and build an original project – it could be worth $500.
Clock in a bottle

HOT Club Jameco Kits

Clock in a Bottle
Now you can put time in a bottle using this kit and its Russian Numitron tube, a seven-segment display that uses incandescent filaments for each of the segments. The Clock in a Bottle Kit operates at a low voltage and flashes out the time, one digit at a time.

Laser Alarm Easy Laser Alarm
The Easy Laser Alarm Kit works by sensing the light from a laser hitting a photoresistor, which lowers the resistance. Once the beam is broken, the resistance increases and a 741 chip sends a pulse to the 4017 decade counter, which sets off the buzzer. You can use this kit to help protect your home.