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February 2010

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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The New Jameco Catalog Has Been Delivered!

Jameco Catalog Catalog 101 kicks off our 35th anniversary and we're excited to feature design and engineering excellence this year. If you haven't received your free catalog, please click here and we'll get one right out to you.

Our first cover of 2010 highlights the new Hoover Dam Bypass on the Nevada and Arizona border and is packed with 200 pages of name brand, house brand and factory-overrun inventory all at the lowest prices in the industry.

Unfortunately, the phrase "lowest prices in the industry" has been worn thin and few of us believe claims like this anymore. Doesn't everyone say this? Well, let me try to prove it... brand new AA or AAA alkaline batteries at just 20¢ each! Do I have your attention?

See what I'm talking about here.

Last but not least, I want to thank you for all the email responses I've received from the newsletters. I read and respond to all my email personally and it's refreshing to see how many people like to get involved. I get excited by customer suggestions and complaints alike and spend a good part of my day implementing improvements inspired by emails from our newsletter readers. We aren't perfect, but hopefully we're doing something right.

Thanks for your support.

Greg Harris
Vice President of Marketing
[email protected]
Sensing Light

Let There Be Light

All God had to do was say "let there be light" and there was light, but training a computer to recognize light presents a few challenges for us mere mortals. Our friends at Chipaxe have written a great project for sensing light that you can use to train your system to recognize light from dark.

Try your hand with these step-by-step instructions.

Please don't hesitate to share your invention or project with the Jameco community. It's a great way to show off your solutions to every day problems. Submit your story to [email protected]. If we use your story we'll give you a $50 Jameco gift certificate
Dr Douglas Engelbart

Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart

Jameco salutes inventor Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart. It's reasonable to assume that all of our readers are intimate with at least one of the inventions of this computer pioneer. First demonstrated publically in 1968, Engelbart seemed more focused on establishing his X's and Y's than becoming a founding father of the modern computer. As is often the case, it took over a decade before his invention would be popularized by Apple Computers.

Find out what Dr. Engelbart invented here.

A New High In Wi-Fi

The next generation of Wi-Fi technology has finally made it from draft specification to standard after a mere seven years. While some may think they have already purchased 802.11n products, we learn from Electronic Design that the new standard improves upon both speed and range, but at least one significant drawback still remains.

Read more about the next generation of wireless.
Product Update

Product Update

Solar panels, OLED displays, and a new line of power supplies all top the highlights for this month's product blog.

Read more about what's hot in the Jameco Product Update.

Featured Manufacturer

Jameco Electronics is proud to be an authorized distributor for 3M Company.

View our extensive offering of 3M products here.