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April 2015

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Motorcycle at Bonneville Building the Most Efficient Motorcycle at Bonneville

What does a weed-whacker, a rat trap and the Bonneville Salt Flats have in common? It's how a longtime Jameco customer creatively fixed his motorcycle on the fly to compete in the Bonneville BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials.

Did his creativeness work to win the race?

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].

Pop CapPop a Cap! The Consequences of Incorrectly Using a Capacitor

Have you ever over juiced a capacitor or reversed polarity? What seems like a simple little error could result in a costly disaster! Imagine the glee from our Product Marketing team when they were assigned to pop a cap on purpose, you'll want to see the video.

Seriously... what not to do with capacitors.

Voltage DetectorDIY Project: Build a Non-contact AC Voltage Detector

Consider building your own non-contact voltage detector which allows you to detect the presence of AC voltage within an object. It's simple to build this DIY kit designed to keep safety first.

Don't get shocked at how quick and easy this DIY kit can be!

Greg CornerGreg's Corner: Good People

Everything you've come to expect from Jameco is the result of the efforts of some really good people. With an average employee tenure of over 9 years we have a way of holding on to really good people. We recently lost one of these really good people and frankly we're struggling in her absence.

Jameco has a hole in its heart after losing a long-time employee.

FungomanRobotics Take Over the Baseball Field

Imagine teaming up with a robot during baseball practice. FungoMan helps players and coaches improve their game and is even revolutionizing the way practice is designed.

Find out why coaches and players can't get enough of FungoMan

Jameco Puzzler 19Challenge: Forrest M. Mims III Puzzler

Your boss wants you to show an important client a demonstration of a top secret circuit you've been working on but you're missing a 1 mega ohm surface mount resistor! What do you do when the client is on his way?

How would you improvise to demonstrate a working circuit?

Deluxe KitProduct Update: Deluxe Electronic Kits for the Designer on the Go

Have you ever found yourself in a component nightmare? You're in desperate need of a common component but it's nowhere to be found. Even overnight shipping won't be quick enough. Not to worry, we have a solution that's faster than any shipping service!

Jameco delivers your electronic survival kits!

Hot Club Jameco Kits and Projects

Miniature Programmable Synthesizer
Build this miniature single board synthesizer with a PIC microcontroller that can be programmed at any time, tweaked or customized! Use any music composing software with this device. You'll be jamming in no time!

Keyboard Resistor Ladder Swiss Army Knife

Try building this resistor ladder decoder. Outputs can be independently configured to react to a pressed button and support push on/off, momentary, dual trigger and second delayed by first dual trigger modes!

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.