May 18, 2012, Belmont, CA – Jameco Electronics launches Club Jameco where the electronics do-it-yourself (DIY) community can design electronics kits for hobbyists and earn a royalty.
Club Jameco is the first program to enable electronics designers to bring projects to market and sell their creations as electronics kits, earning a royalty with each sale.
“Electronics enthusiasts love to spend time at their workbench, but sometimes are challenged to make it a priority in their life,” said Greg Harris, Jameco Electronics Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our customers tell us the opportunity to earn cash for their hobby will make electronics a higher priority.”
In addition to earning money and recognition for the projects they design, Club Jameco designers can focus on what they do best: designing. Once a project is published to the Club Jameco site, Jameco does the rest of the heavy lifting – sourcing, building, stocking, marketing and sales. There is no risk or cost to the designer.
“We've seen a steady acceleration of demand for DIY products over the past several years, from gateway projects for aspiring makers to the most advanced kits and tools for the experienced maker,” said Dan Woods, co-founder of MAKE and VP of Marketing and Business Development at TechShop. “Jameco's new Club Jameco program will help to fuel a new wave of entrepreneurial makers who are innovating some of the most exciting kits and components for the booming DIY marketplace.”
Club Jameco is a big win for electronics designers, and the ever-growing Jameco-designer partnerships make Club Jameco the go-to destination for electronics enthusiasts who want to become better builders, and crave the widest variety and broadest collection of unique DIY projects.
“Electronics enthusiasts have an appetite for the unusual, and Club Jameco delivers. By working with a large and expanding number of designers, we are able to satisfy the broad demands of the electronics hobbyist community,” commented Harris.
Club Jameco includes a “crowd source” feature that lets members comment, contribute, and vote for projects during the design phase to help designers create the most compelling projects and ensure builders get what they want.
The pay-for-projects concept combined with crowd-sourced participation creates a level of community engagement that electronics hobbyists desire, but few have experienced until now. Club Jameco is being launched at the Maker Fair May 19-20th at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds. Club Jameco membership is free.
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