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June 2014

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Big Dog

My Story: Before You Design and Build Your Own Computer System...

Jameco customer Gary Striker worked on large-scale projects for years before he decided to return to the 70s and design with  an 8080A processor, one of his first loves. The resulting "Big Dog" system is a brand new blast from the past.

Tips for designing with 70s technology.

Share your electronic component story, project or challenge, and we'll share it with the world. Send your story to [email protected]

Product Update: Now You Can Use an Oscilloscope Anywhere

What would you do with a bite-sized oscilloscope? All the power with none of the bulk opens engineers to scope just about anywhere.

Imagine what you could do with the world's smallest oscilloscopes.

DIY: See How Easily You Can Build the Triori Game

If you love electronic DIY projects and board games, this is the kit for you! The Triori Game Kit is an electronic version of a popular game from Ancient Greece. Test your project skills building this kit, then play the game to test your problem solving skills again and again.

Challenge yourself and your friends with Triori.
What the Heck

Challenge: What the Heck Is It?

This month's Jameco Challenge is a visual challenge. Look at the image to the right and guess what it is. We'll give you a hint: This early electronic component is still commonly used today. Once you know what it is, click the link below to reveal the answer.

Find out what component used to look like this.

Club Jameco Turns Two

Happy Birthday How could a high school intern create one of the most innovative business models to ever hit the do-it-yourself electronics community? At first we laughed and then we realized it wasn't funny... It was brilliant.

Find out how the high school intern schooled the professionals.

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]

HOT Club Jameco Kits

We're looking for your great ideas! Submit your project brief to [email protected] and we'll give you 15% off your next order. Offer ends June 30, 2014.

PsychoGalvanometer Kit
Graph – through sound – a representation of the dynamic changing states within plants with the PsychoGalvanometer Kit. Using sensors on the leaves of a plant and a small number of components on a breadboard, the modulated square wave data stream can be brought into a computer for processing.

Build this kit