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I have enough game consoles in the house, they're not all current generation. I have a Wii, Wii-U, XBox 360, Nintendo (3)DS, GBA, Gameboy, SteamLink to my gaming PC, and access to a Playstation 3. A friend of mine offered me a copy of Destiny since I've been playing Destiny 2 on the PC and I haven't finished the first.   The problem? It's a console exclusive, so I thought to myself "What if I managed to get a Playstation 4? I can play Destiny 1 free online with it and... maybe if it's a bi ...
Like CCC and EMFCamp all of the talks are online: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHmPMdU0O9P_W6I1hNyvBIQ ...
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Retro Gaming Round Up!

Posted by plowe element14 Team Mar 6, 2017
Gaming continues to be a massive market with global appeal. While consoles like the Xbox One and Playstation 4 battle it out for supremacy, there is a movement that has been building for a while now- a movement that is seeing some of the old school classics make a return to our gaming screens in a big way.   Now, I'm a nostalgic kinda guy and think that people connect best with the things they have fond memories of, which is why Retro Gaming is back with a bang. A serious bang.   The ...
This program simulates the operation of a strip of interactive lights placed along a stair. The lights are controlled by two pairs of photocells at the ends of the stair.  The lights turn on and off with a sequence depending on the direction you walk. A count instruction prevents the lights from turning off when the stair is occupied. A PLC is a bit expensive for a project like this. However there is an application which converts ladder logic into microcontrollers code. https://drive.goo ...
This circuit produces a running led effect without using microcontrollers. All you need are two CD4017 counters, a NE555 timer and some basic skills in electronics. At the start condition the clock enable (pin 13) of the IC1 counter takes the direct negative signal from the last output of that counter. Such negative signal is inverted by the Q17 transistor and sent to the clock enable of the IC2. So the first counter drives the led from 1 to 8, while the second one keeps on the first output, whi ...
  Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to EMFCamp this year. However they have a great schedule of talks that you can tune into live. Earlier I was watching how to hack USB protocols, now I'm watching about how to create an LED snowflake using purely PCBs and sim card connectors.   Here's the links   Stage A FullHD Video – Electromagnetic Field Streaming Stage B FullHD Video – Electromagnetic Field Streaming Stage C FullHD Video – Electromagnetic Field Str ...
MCM Electronics Tent Sale MCM Electronics is gearing up for our second annual tent sale. We will have thousands of items specially marked and plenty of product experts on hand to help you with your questions...plus a few special surprises! Dates: Friday, September 25th from 10-7 Saturday, September 26th from 9-4   Location: Address 405 S. Pioneer Blvd. Springboro, OH 45066 Directions - From I-75, take exit 38 - Turn East on Rt. 73 - Continue on Rt. 73 past K-Mart - Turn right on P ...
When the dust settled there was a Champion: Raspberry Pi 2!   The Raspberry Pi 2 single board computer bested its opponents in four straight matches to claim the title of Champion of MCM Electronics Maker Madness 2015!   After all of the votes were logged one winner was chosen at random to win the prize pack valued at over $250!   MCM Maker Prize Pack Raspberry Pi 2 Camera Kit PiFace Control & Display Board PiBow Ninja Raspberry Pi Case Adafruit Gemma Starter Kit BeagleB ...
The first eight face offs have happened and the winners from Round One have been chosen to move on while the others fell. while they are all great product there can only be one! Read the results of round one below and then vote for your favorites in Round Two!   Round One saw some close battles, a few blowouts and a couple of surprises: Match 1 pitted the new Raspberry Pi 2 against the pcDuino Nano. While both are great boards the Raspberry Pi 2 easily bested the nano to move onto the secon ...
A few pictures from weekend of fun:    Sorry about the orientation. I could not figure why it rotated from my pictures?       There were many kids oriented activities:  Squishy circuits made of Play Doh (home-made with lemon juice). With a battery attach to end of two strips, a few LEDs were between them and lit up. Wearable electronics. Using a small round cell battery, kids had to figure which terminal attached to the battery. Black electrical tape ...
Welcome to MCM Maker Madness!   All the top maker products from the MCM Electronics online catalog have come to do battle. The top four candidates will duke it out from regions including "Single Board Computers", "Wearable Microcontrollers", "Robotics" and "Rapid Prototyping Kits", but there will be only one winner. (Contest valid in the US only)   Starting Monday, March 23, each day on our facebook page, a new matchup will occur. One will advance. One will fall. It's up to you to de ...
EMFCamp 2014 EMFCamp 2014 Entrance: On the way into EMFCamp EMFCamp 2014 : Calm before the storm EMFCamp 2014 : But where do all the calculators go? EMFCamp 2014: Hello? Anybody ho-ome ? EMFCamp 2014: Such a beautiful day EMFCamp 2014: Om nom nom EMFCamp 2014: The talks have begun! EMFCamp 2014: Alyson beats up Ben at Street Fighter 2 on the MegaDrive EMFCamp 2014 : Locks are puzzling EMFCamp 2014 : Sadly the owner didn't have a radio license... other atten ...
Hi all, I'm sure everyone is following all the social media reports on build-up, but for those (like me) who eschew twitter, facebook and all that crap, here's a short report.   Some of us arrived yesterday evening to at an empty field. It was pooring down heavily so after some initial scouting we went off to the pub to have dinner and beer (also known as the "pre-meeting"). Which worked, because when we got back it was dry. But just for a short moment.   At 7am we reconvened at the ...
In our last post, we discussed how the network is distributed both wirelessly and wired around the site. Here we’ll look at the other side of the equation: how the network is brought to the field in the first place. It’s a tall order In an ideal world, these events would take place in fields next to large data centres. But as parking lots aren’t usually great for camping, there’s always the challenge of getting Internet access to the site in the first place. Last year our ...
Delivering a reliable high-speed wired and wireless network to a campsite in just over two days is something of a challenge. Fortunately, the NOC team is filled with people who have done just that year after year at events across Europe and the world. The network this year is based on those experiences and on our work at EMF 2012. This is the first of two blog posts we’ll be releasing about the network setup. Here, we’ll talk about the on-site network. Next time we’ll talk abo ...