Ultimaker Enter to Win Display

Ultimaker Contest Display

Ultimaker, a leading producer of 3D printers, sponsored a giveaway at the Bay Area Maker Faire in conjunction with MCM Electronics. I was tasked to make a display where attendants could enter their contact information for a chance to win an Ultimaker 2 3D printer. It would be easy to collect entries on paper, but…




First Day of School Sign

First Day of School Signs

Every year, kids across America pose for a first day of school picture. Typically, they’re holding a printout that mom and dad found on Pinterest – “First  Day of 1st Grade”.  That’s pretty boring! I whipped up a design in Illustrator, cut some vinyl and routed a piece of 1/4″ MDF on the CNC router….




MCM T Shirt Dayton Maker Faire

MCM Electronics T-Shirt Design

After agreeing to sponsor the 2016 Dayton Maker Faire, MCM committed to having a large team present to man the Learn to Solder booth, a selling booth, as well as placing entrants in the Boneyard Build Off. I led an initiative to ensure all MCM’s team members had a unified look by designing and screen…




Learn to Solder Flashlight Kit

Learn to Solder Flashlight PCB Design

At MCM Electronics, one of the initiatives I felt strongly about was giving back to the community through education. MCM is a leader in the soldering field. They own Tenma, a house brand line of soldering and test equipment, as well as distribute national brands like Weller, Hakko, and more. When the opportunity came along to sponsor…




Learn to Solder Magazine Photo

Solder Magazine Cover Attraction and Photo Opp

In addition to creating a custom PCB and sign for the Learn to Solder booth at the 2016 Dayton Maker Faire, I also created an attraction that kids and adults could take their picture with at the booth. I designed, built a frame, and mounted a huge banner in the form of a magazine cover…




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″…