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Does the study of music, especially recorded music and sound, spark your interest? Have you ever thought of a career in music recording or sound engineering?

Well look no further, for Long Beach City College (LBCC), located in Long Beach, CA, offers certificate programs and Associates degrees in the field of Audio and Audio production. (Visit LBCCrecording for more information.)

Emphases include:

  • Recording Studio
  • Radio Station
  • Television Studio
  • Film Studio and Production Locations
  • Web Audio
  • Music Mastering
  • Sound Effects Design/ Foley
  • Cruise Ship Audio
  • Live Sound Mixing and Concert Recording

These programs offer:

Hands-on training

LBCC offers a full supply of music equipment to its students to prepare you in your recordings. And this training will help you navigate and master most types of recording studios.

Networking opportunities:

You’ll get to rub shoulders with famous and knowledgeable producers, engineers, and musicians.

Career Certificate and/or Associates Degree in Audio:

These certificate programs often take two years to complete. Upon graduation, you will have a certificate that gives evidence of your competency in the audio industry.

And if the field of audio recording sparks your interest, please visit Eio for all your musical equipment and accessory needs. This part of our Eio catalog is often overlooked!

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Once again, with feeling: Maker Faire 2012 is this weekend! This is just a quick reminder to sign up and attend the world’s largest Do-It-Yourself festival, happening in San Mateo, CA.

One of the many wild inventions at Maker Faire: “time to change” (a 13 ft tall clock made nearly exclusively out of bicycles).

Updates are now available about the specifics of the festival. During all Saturday and Sunday, there is a stage devoted exclusively to empowering and teaching educators tips, tools, and project-ideas to implement in their classrooms.

Here is a snippet of the Education Stage’s schedule:

11:00 This is What Learning Looks Like! (Education Stage)
12:00 Tinkering and Maker Culture: Transforming K-12 Math and Science Education (Education Stage)
12:30 How Play, Innovation and Imagination Support Learning (Education Stage)
1:00 Raspberry Pi: How a $35 Computer Will Give Students an Appetite for STEM (Center Stage)
1:00 Citizen Science and Space Exploration (Education Stage)
1:30 Discover, Create, Advance: Managing Innovation in 21st Century Classrooms (Education Stage)
1:30 I Make, Therefore I Play – the science behind play: how it shapes the brain, encourages discovery and gets you hired at JPL! (Center Stage)
12:00 Recycled Computers with Open Source OS for Schools and Individuals (Education Stage)
1:00 Major in Making! (Education Stage)
1:30 Creating a Middle School 3D Prototyping Lab (Education Stage)
1:30 The Story Behind – an online community for maker kids (Center Stage)

Maker Faire 2012 will be held at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA on May 19-20th. Saturday is 10AM – 8PM and Sunday is 10AM – 6PM.

If this event peaks your inner-inventor, check out Eio for all your electronic needs!!

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The 2012 E3 Expo is less than a month away! Also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the E3 Expo is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. E3 says this about the event:

E3 draws tens of thousands of professionals to experience the future of interactive entertainment. The most influential people leading the most innovative companies in the business attend E3 to see groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products for computers, video game consoles, handheld systems, mobile, and the Internet.

While this event is not open to the general public, the results of the conference should still spark one’s interest in electronics, computers, and gaming technology. Top gaming professionals and representatives from companies such as IGN Entertainment and MACHINIMA, will be in attendance. The 2012 expo should pave the way for the future developments, designs, and innovations of the computer and video game industry!

So if you are a computer or video game professional or vendor, consider signing up for this monumental event. E3 takes place June 5-7, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more detailed information, see E3’s FAQs page.

Go here to watch a snapshot preview of this year’s E3 Expo!!

We hope this event sparks your inner gamer. Please visit us at for all your computer or video game needs!

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Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 is just two weeks away! Join in on the world’s largest “Do-it-Yourself” festival, described by Maker Magazine as:

“The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a two day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.”

More specifically, Maker Faire brings together inventors, artists, engineers, science clubs and students, hobbyists, commercial exhibitors, and even white house correspondents for a chance to display their creations and learn by doing. So large and important is this event that President Obama made a “special plea” for the press to highlight the creativity that Maker Faire stimulates in our nation’s youth.

This festival attracts DIY inventors from all walks of life, from the young person who makes his or her idea come to life

(such as the creator of the extreme marshmallow cannon),

to the experienced artist tirelessly working to see their idea take shape

(such as the artist of this handmade wood bicycles),

even to the deeply practical innovator who sees a need and makes it happen

(such as the inventors, BootstrapSolar, of the DIY Solar Charger Kit).

So consider attending the 2012 Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. For more information, visit

We leave you with this enticing one minute trailer that captures the “heart” of Maker Faire. Enjoy!

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The USA Science & Engineering Festival is happening this weekend (April 28th and 29th) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Called the “Woodstock of Science,” this event assembles our nation’s best and brightest in the fields of science and engineering. It includes thousands of fun, hands-on activities and stage shows for all ages, all with the mission to re-invigorate the inspiration and interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math!

Satellite Events

If you can’t be in D.C. this weekend, not to worry. USASEF is coordinating satellite events across the country so that more people can join in.

If you’re in Eio’s SoCal area, Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center (CMSC) is hosting their USASEF satellite event called the Family Science Day.
It’s on Saturday, April 28th from 10am – 5pm at the CMSC. Click here for more info.

And if you find yourself with a burgeoning interest in electronics, visit We can meet all of your electronic needs!

Feel free to comment or leave a testimonial of your experience at the USASEF!

April 22, 2012 marked the anniversary of Earth Day, a day in which people across the globe promote the restoration and preservation of the earth’s natural environment.

While the day of mobilization and celebration passed, the aims of Earth Day continue in people’s lifestyles. This year, Earth Day campaigns reached a Billion Acts of Green. For instance:

“Yeji from South Korea pledged to not use paper cups anymore, while Pearl from the UK pledged to sell her car and walk everywhere she could.” (read here) shares similar commitments to our earth.

As an electronics company, we comply with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS). Stocking RoHS compliant parts means we try our best not to sell electronic items containing lead, mercury, or other hazardous substances. We also properly dispose of RoHS exempt items, such as lead batteries. These practices combined, we at Eio contribute to the earth’s reduction of toxic e-waste.

So what can YOU do?

Even if you are not an electronic enthusiast, don’t just throw away your broken or old electronic items. RECYCLE THEM by visiting your local electronics recycling center.

Here are some recycling centers for Eio’s South Bay locals:

Remember, every bit counts. Mother Earth and our future generations will thank you.

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April 19-21 is a special weekend for robotics enthusiasts – it’s the 2012 VEX Robotics World Championship! From junior high and high school, to college and beyond, this Southern California event offers the world’s best robotics teams and fans to congregate, celebrate their accomplishments, and compete with and against each other.

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