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…




ADA Vanity Build Complete

Make an ADA Compliant Vanity for Your Bathroom

There aren’t a lot of options out there for ADA compliant vanities. Most are wall-mounted, which I didn’t want. They’re also very expensive. I wanted an ADA compliant vanity that would look have legs, but still accommodate a wheelchair under it. The best part? It’s exactly what I wanted, at a fraction of the cost….




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…




Dayton Maker Faire Swag

Dayton Maker Faire 2016

The inaugural Dayton Maker Faire is in the books. Both Real Art and MCM Electronics put a huge effort into making the event a memorable one. There was plenty to do for folks of all ages, from learning about various different types of art, to taking part in activities like learning to solder. Both companies…




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….




Raspberry Pi Infinity+

Building the Huge Raspberry Pi Infinity+

We’ve just arrived back from the Bay Area Maker Faire, where MCM Electronics was a sponsor, having a booth right next to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The show was a great success. One of the coolest parts of our booth was the Pi Infinity+, which Michael Castor and I made over the course of a…