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November 2013

Jameco Electronics Newsletter

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My Story: How I Saved the Millennium

Horacio Pugliese spent four years planning a millennium ending laser show for 6,000 people who wanted to see the ultimate in laser light shows. He had planned for every contingency, or so he thought. With 30 seconds to go before the strike of midnight he saw his career crumble. The pressure was intense with just seconds to re-engineer a problem no one could have planned for.

Electrical engineer Horacio Pugliese demonstrates that nothing in electronics is easy.

Jameco Video ReviewJameco Video Review: Vein Finder

Ryan and Greg are back reviewing the new Club Jameco Vein Finder kit. Check out their latest video review on this unique project that helps you quickly find your veins.

Inside the mind and arm of a Jameco Engineer

Computer ChallengeThe Simplest of Challenges

The dictionary describes the word "computer" as an electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations. Gary Striker has been working with computers since the 1970s and he contends that this definition misses the mark. See if you can guess Gary's definition? Or, better yet give us your definition of computer. 

Can you define the word "computer"?

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]
DIY Project

DIY Project: Retro Hi-Fi Stereo System

Got an old speaker gathering dust in the garage? Convert it into a cool modern portable stereo system that easily hooks-up to your smartphone or MP3 player. This project uses an integrated audio amplifier, a battery and a charger to play your favorite tunes.

Convert your speaker into a mini Hi-Fi system.
Product Update

Product Update: Top 10 Holiday Electronic Kits

Put "FUN" back into electronics with these super cool holiday kits perfect for you or the DIYer in your life. We know you'll find something for every skill level.

Check out the hottest must have kits for the holidays.
Club Jameco Exclusive

Club Jameco: Hot New Kits

Home Energy Monitor Kit
Easily monitor AC voltage and current for the entire home. Then use the data to calculate real time KW usage, KHW, RMS AC voltage, current, and power factor.

Learn more about power usage. Charging System

Car Battery Charging System Diagnostics Kit
This kit will help to diagnose the car battery charging system. Is battery still good? Is the alternator working properly? Does the voltage regulator work?

Diagnose your car battery charging system.