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May 2015

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Love ElectronicsWhy Jameco Hobbyists Love Electronics

As part of Jameco's Great American Electronics Hobbyist Census, we asked Jameco's most serious hobbyists what they loved about electronics as a hobby and the results were surprisingly consistent. Find out why so many find this hobby so compelling.

What makes you love electronics?

Clock KitDIY: Redesigning the Classic Jameco Clock Kit

We asked for your insights on the redesign of the classic Jameco clock kit JE725. Although the original was retired over ten years ago we were set on getting it resurrected! With all of your helpful feedback the clock has finally been restored!

Check out how technology has improved as time has passed.

First Digital ComputerThe Invention of the First Digital Computer

How did scotch and a car ride at 100 mph lead to the invention of the first digital computing machine? What role did a simple cocktail napkin play in bringing it all together? Find out the answers to this bit of electronic trivia.

The controversies surrounding the world's first digital computing device.

MotorProduct Update: Jameco has your Motor Buyer's Guide

Have you ever found yourself staring blankly at a shelf or webpage, wondering which motor is the best for a specific application? There are several different types of motors and it's hard to know exactly which specifications matter. Jameco has broken it down for you in our latest buyer's guide.

We've covered all of the basics when it comes to motor selection.

ChallengeCalling All Students

College is tough and engineering school is by far no exception. Jameco is calling on all students to share their stories and project experiences, so we can help others struggling to learn electronics. You never know what your story might spark within another. Send us your electronics successes, failures and dreams and we'll publish the very best in a future newsletter.

Share your electronic experiences and help others.

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].