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"First blood" occurred when Matt's Quadcopter flew into his face on Christmas Eve. What sounds like a great opening line for a novel is actually one of the safety incidents recorded during the months of product testing for the ten pound Quadcopter from Parallax. For over a year, the development team analyzed component quality, workmanship and operator error to get their popular drone ready to safely command the skies.
The Parallax team put their lives on the line to test their drone.
Some say necessity is the mother of invention. Recently Jameco needed to replace an exterior light that kept failing despite numerous swapped ballasts and bulbs. The cost of yet another exterior LED light was high enough that the Jameco team decided to tap our in-house experts for a complete circuit re-design. We got real excited about being able to design a new circuit for our own needs!
However we couldn't just replace the light... we took it much further.
Solder like an expert and check out the deal on measurement and test equipment
What project are you working on? Tell us about you latest electronics challenges (much more interesting than the successes). What is happening in the classroom or lab? How did you get hooked on electronics? How has your interest in electronics changed over the years? How did you nearly blow up your garage?
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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]
You are swapping computer components and just before you join the connectors – "Ach!!!" – you spot a bent pin. You can't bend it back and risk breaking it and spending hundreds of dollars for a replacement part. The risk is even greater if the computer is thirteen years old and the parts are obsolete.
The clever workaround that saved the day!