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So Cal World Guitar Show - August 2016 - Orange County, CA

The Amigo's are at it again with another great guitar & gear show coming up in August 27th - 28th 2016.


Used & VINTAGE- and some new Guitars / AMPS / Pedals- you name it.  The coolest
stuff is here. Bring in all you can carry to sell for cash, or trade.


$20.00 admision for adults - Children 11 & under free with adult.


Click here or the image link for more information.

Many thanks to my friend Barney Roach for keeping me informed about these great shows!

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AES - Los Angeles 2016

The Audio Engineering Society 141st Convention in Los Angeles is Sept 29th - Oct 2nd 2016.

If you are interested in the world of professional audio then AES is the show to attend.
Find out more about AES 2016 by clicking the image link above.

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Music Expo - San Francisco - Nov 12, 2016


Conference for Music Makers - Where Music Makers Go.

Music Expo, in association with Sound on Sound Magazine, is the premier music conference in the San Francisco Bay Area for artists, recording musicians, songwriters, music producers, audio engineers, DJs, students and anyone interested in the art of music making.

It's a full day of educational sessions with music production masterclasses, music business panels, product demos along with an growing music expo of the latest music technology.

Whatever you want to learn or perfect your songwriting, recording and music production skills, releasing your music, or just demo the latest music software and gear, we got you covered.

With approximately 40 sessions and 800 attendees from professionals to students as well as representatives from leading pro audio and music software manufacturers, the opportunity for networking, learning, and collaborating is huge.

For complete information including Agenda, Speakers, Remix Contest, Exhibitors and Sponsors, visit the official Music Expo SF 2016 website.
SAE Expression College - 6601 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA 94608


Electronics Training Videos

EPTAC is where I receive almost all of my IPC standards training.
EPTAC offers many high quality classes on electronics industry subject matters such as proper soldering techniques, solder joint inspection, wiring harness inspection, PCB design and inspection,  proper rework techniques and counterfeit component identification. EPTAC classes are not cheap, but they do offer free videos such as:

Magnet Wire and Getting a Great Solder Connection

Gold Embrittlement: When Gold Removal is a Must

Tinning: Critical Care of Soldering Tips in a Lead Free Environment

Damage Prevention When Soldering Ceramic Chip Capacitors

Selecting the Correct Crimp Terminal for the Job

Each video downloads as a .wmv file. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and hit the "watch on demand" button.

Here's a link to all of the videos available: Archived Webinars

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Self Clinching Nuts

With summer coming to an end I can now get back to my blog. I'm working on a new battery powered project and I need to mount a 9V battery holder to the PCB.

So, I wanted to show you where I purchase my self clinching nuts Self Clinch .

The Self Clinch Direct web page is fairly easy to navigate and they accept PayPal.
These nuts are similar to PEM type self clinching nuts.
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