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August 2017

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Pocket Power

Pocket Power - Never Leave Home Without it!

This DIY pocket power supply is an essential tool for any electronics lab. Most power supplies are bulky and not easily portable. This power supply easily fits in your pocket and is perfect for testing electronics at garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores before purchasing them.

Build your own pocket power supply.
Murphy Law

The Corollary to Murphy's Law

Everyone knows about Murphy's Law - anything that can go wrong, will. In the early 1970s, Bruce McNair learned about its corollary - Not only will things go wrong in a demonstration as per Murphy's Law, but the degree to which disaster will occur is directly proportional to the management level of the observer.

Read about Bruce's engineering lesson.

The Next Generation of Displays

Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) are brighter and have a higher contrasting display than conventional LCDs and VFDs. They consume less power, have wider viewing angles and are self-illuminating to creating maximum visibility in all environments. What makes them so great and how do they work?

The Pros and Cons of OLEDs

Mechanical CowThe Worlds #1 Mechanical Cow

The Pro Cutter is an innovative technology for today's cowboys, crucial for those who compete in cutting competitions worldwide. We spoke with Jean and John Estes of ShowPro, the company that makes this machinery, to learn more about cutting and their product.

Serious Equipment for Serious Horsemen

Top 10 KitsTop 10 Do-It-Yourself Kits

You want kits? We have kits!! Customers often ask "What are your best-selling kits?" or "What is the best kit for getting started in electronics?" Well we've decided to let you in on some of the top kits here at Jameco.

Which kit is the best for you?