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May 2014

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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Dip a Drip

When Was the Last Time You Saw Someone Get Dunked?

7-Eleven gave the public an opportunity to dunk a stranger into a giant coffee cup as part of National Coffee Day. Electrical engineer and Jameco customer Marc Stevens describes how his company designed and built the custom, online dunk tank that submerged some annoying "drips."

Constructing the Dip-a-Drip dunk tank.

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]

If You Don't Get a Quadcopter, You'll Hate Yourself Later

If you loved playing with remote-controlled cars as a kid, you have to get your hands on an RC Logger Quadcopter. They're classified as a "rotorcraft," are a lot of fun and well built. Product Marketing Engineer Robert Cong reviewed a RC Eye One S model and took video of his high-flying adventures.

Watch the video of the quadcopter in action and read the review.

Arduino RobotWhat You Should Know About the Official Arduino Robot

No soldering required, easy to use and almost ready to roll right out of the box – the first official Arduino Robot is here! It features two processors, one on each of two full Arduino boards that are programmable using the Arduino IDE. Jameco Product Manger Ryan Winters learned quite a bit after taking one for a test drive.

What Ryan learned about the Arduino Robot.

PID Temperature ControllerBuild a PID Temperature Controller in 8 Steps

Whether you want to automate home brewing or set your espresso machine to the perfect temperature, you'll need a PID temperature controller. Designer RossS walks you through building your own heating and cooling control unit that has endless uses.

Check out the PID temperature controller project.

Jameco JingleYou Don't Have to Be Mozart to Compose the Jameco Jingle

If you like writing music, creating tunes on synthesizers or have a gift for rhyming, we have a special Jameco Challenge for you! We're not asking for a Billboard Hot 100 hit, just a little jingle about Jameco.