Learn to Solder Final Product Featured

Learn to Solder Sign

The inaugural Dayton Mini Maker Faire is coming up an a couple weeks at Carillon Park. MCM and Proto Build Bar are playing a huge role in putting the event on. In addition to manning the Boneyard Buildoff and 3D Printing Pavilion, they’re also teaming up to host the Learn to Solder booth at the…




Pinnacle Industrial Coatings Sign

Pinnacle Industrial Coatings Sign

My friends over at Southwest Ohio Garage Floor Coatings are in the process of expanding their business from the consumer space into the industrial space. As such, they needed a sign for their showroom, based on an existing logo for their industrial division. The sign will be mounted on one wall along with an existing…




Raspberry Pi 3 Launch Video

Raspberry Pi Intro Video and Accessory Videos

One of the larger products sold by MCM Electronics is the Raspberry Pi. About once a year, a new model comes out with improved features. Because the product is so new, content created is consumed rapidly. These videos often ranked highly in Google searches and on YouTube out of the gate, giving MCM an advantage….




Tenma Sign on Wall

Tenma Display Sign

Earlier this week, I was looking around for more ideas to fill out our video set at MCM, and looking for an excuse to mill some more stuff on the CNC router. The Tenma (soldering and test equipment) logo has a neat shape, with some cool cutouts inside the letters. There was some scrap 1/2″…




MCM Sign Final

MCM Electronics Dimensional Letter and Back Lit Sign

A bit ago, we started shooting videos at MCM for our “New Product Saturdays” campaign. At the outset, though, our set was a bit…bland. Essentially, we were shooting at a table I built with a cinder block wall backdrop. To add some interest, I thought it would be cool to add some branding in the…




Aarons MCM Trade Show Banners

Aaron’s MCM Tradeshow Signs

MCM’s Tier 1 team attends and Aaron’s vendor-only trade show each year. For 2016, they were looking to update their presence. I conceptualized, photographed, copywrote and designed two banners to sit at the front of their trade show booth. Positive feedback from the show illustrated that the banners served their purpose well, as MCM was…




Eben Upton at MakerCon Bay Area 2015

Raspberry Pi 3rd Birthday Infographic and Timeline

Yesterday was a busy day. It was the fourth birthday of Raspberry Pi, as well as the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. As I was cruising Facebook, something familiar appeared. The hero image of a Make: post featured a picture of Eben Upton, the founder of the Raspberry Pi giving a talk….




Repackaged Tenma Test and Soldering Equipment

Tenma Soldering and Test Equipment Packaging

Tenma is a soldering and test equipment brand that’s been around since the early 1980s. It has been traditionally offered directly to customers through MCM Electronics and it’s sister companies. An initiative by MCM to increase sales to retail stores saw a need for a unified packaging presence. Boxes and clamshell packaging were reworked to…




Finished Moist Family Sign

The Moist Family Sign

Since moving into our new home a few years ago, we’ve struggled to “make it our own”. We’ve painted, recarpeted, finished, and it’s coming along. I thought it would be a great idea to come up with some sort of sign that could hang by the road that could really add something unique to the…




Ohio Shaped Oak Wall Sign with Script on Shelf

Ohio Script Signs

I’m having so much fun with the CNC router! I knocked out a few Ohio-shaped signs as gifts over the holidays, which turned out pretty well. If you want one, there are a couple on the family’s Etsy shop. They’re made from red oak hardwood, with a sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers on the back…