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  • July 1, 2019 The Ice Maker: Origins of a Summer Staple The 4th of July is the harbinger of summer. With its approach come outdoor cookouts, barbeques, and a host of cold treats. Although people eat outside to enjoy the summer warmth, they often make sure to bring along ice to keep their food cool and drinks frosty....
  • June 18, 2019 A Father’s Day Gift: Self-Operating Lawn Mowers As we recently celebrated Father’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at a classic machine that many fathers are handy with: the lawn mower. How has the lawn mower evolved to the self-operating, robotic varieties we have today, which enable dads to sit back and relax? Their humble beginnings date all the way back to 1830, when English engineer Edwin Beard Budding created the cylinder mower....
  • May 15, 2019 Planting Season Revolutionized: The Introduction of Lawn Sprinklers There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Spring is finally here, and lawns and gardens across the countryare coming back to life. However, this fresh greeneryneed more than warmth and sunshine—many planting season growths require a dependable source of water for consistent irrigation....
  • April 17, 2019 Money Matters: Tax Day, Stocks, and How We Get Our Data There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Unless an extension was requested, you’re probably well aware of Tax Day, April 15th, the day when taxpayers submit individual income tax returns and pay their portion to the U....
  • March 27, 2019 Keeping Track of Time: Understanding Time Zones and Standard Time There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Daylight Saving Time (DST) recently began in the United States. We all "sprang forward," pushing our clocks forward by one hour....
  • February 18, 2019 Electronics in Music Production: Key Equipment and Components There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The 61st annual Grammy Awards Show recently broadcasted to millions and we thought we’d dive into some of the electronics involved in producing the music that we listen to and love....
  • January 15, 2019 The Invention and Story of Modern-Day Blenders There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Blenders appear in kitchens around the world, mixing, pureeing, and emulsify food into a wide range of delicious drinks, sauces, and more....
  • December 12, 2018 Guard Your Goods: The Development of Burglar Alarms There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The holidays are a beloved time of gift giving, cheer, and celebration, with family and friends traveling across the country to spend cherished time with loved ones....
  • November 16, 2018 Saving Thanksgiving: The Evolution of the Dishwasher There’s a Keystone in every great invention. As Thanksgiving approaches, we’re starting to look forward to the large meals with family and friends. One aspect that we don’t look forward to as much, however, is the aftermath of this beloved holiday....
  • September 25, 2018 Powering the Future of Self-Driving and Electric Cars There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The future of the automotive industry will inevitably move beyond internal combustion and even drivers themselves. The Electric Vehicle (EV) began its commercial life in 1997 with the Toyota Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid (able to run on traditional gas or an internal battery)....
  • August 20, 2018 Bringing High-Tech Solutions to Beer Bottling There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Beer bottling has evolved a great deal since its early inception. In fact, it took several years after the first sales of sodas such as Coca Cola and beer such as Miller, which were originally sold only as fountain soda and draft beer, for beer to make it into a bottle....
  • July 3, 2018 Illuminating the Appeal of Holographic Fireworks Displays There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The 4th of July is just around the corner, and it’s time for celebration, which often includes fireworks. The displays are beautiful and exciting, but they are also loud and can be dangerous in many places, such as densely populated metro areas....
  • June 17, 2018 Keystone Electronics Celebrates National Safety Month There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Every great invention required some leap of faith by their creator,  many met with great peril and sacrifice as a result of their idea....
  • April 10, 2018 Paper to Digital Services this Tax Season There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Modern Tech Advances at Incredible Speeds:  When it comes to communication, few things have compared to pen and ink. Although our ancestors started with cave drawings, the invention of writing catapulted humans into being able to mass communicate....
  • March 15, 2018 VR Headsets & Their Electronics There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Virtual reality, or VR for short, has exploded over the past year. It’s “virtually” impossible to ignore this craze – and why would you want to? Defining Virtual Reality  In virtual reality, the user suspends belief as they immerse in a 3D environment generated by computers that are seemingly real....
  • February 21, 2018 Down to Business: An Overview of the Upcoming Year in Electronics There’s a Keystone in every great invention. It has taken time for the U.S. economy to make a comeback from the 2008 recession. However, in the past year, there have been multiple signs that our economy is heading back and becoming stronger than ever....
  • January 19, 2018 Connecting Electronic Hardware & Hearts There’s a Keystone in every great invention. February is the month of hearts - literally and figuratively. On the one hand, Valentine’s day has the “emotional hearts” of the young and the old alike....
  • December 15, 2017 Happy Holidays from Electronic Greeting Cards! There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Business Innovation Like any smart business model, top executives know that they need to stay up to date with the latest trends and technology in order to succeed and successfully compete against their peers....
  • November 15, 2017 Three Electric Ovens that Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner There’s a keystone in every great invention. What’s Coming Up? The time for turkey, stuffing, and cranberries is nearly here, and with it comes our latest insights to the electronics that lend to your dining room table this November! Options like deep friars, electric thermometers, and small and large stove and oven picks are some of the best choices when it comes to meal prep this holiday season....
  • October 3, 2017 Keystone Expands with National Manufacturing Day There’s a keystone in every great invention. Just like there’s a Keystone in every great invention, there’s manufacturing behind every great company and industry....
  • September 5, 2017 What Smart Tech You Can Expect in the Classroom this Year There’s a keystone in every great invention. Classrooms haven’t changed much, but the teachers and students within them have. There are still desks, bulletin boards, and cubbies, but as the times change everyone and everything is going digital....
  • August 9, 2017 The Vehicle of the Century Cycles Back to Electric There’s a keystone in every great invention. It’s an irony—the first horseless carriages were electrically driven and developed in the 1800s. They were replaced by gasoline engines in the 1900s....
  • June 28, 2017 Keystone Celebrates the 4th with Products that are U.S. Made, 100% Quality There’s a keystone in every great invention. The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate — not just with friends, family and backyard barbeques but also with an appreciation of our nation’s rich history....
  • June 6, 2017 Don't be in the Dark About Safety! There’s a keystone in every great invention. June is National Safety Month. It’s the perfect opportunity to remind you of an often overlooked safety item—the flashlight....
  • May 17, 2017 Can You Imagine Life Without the Barcode? There’s a keystone in every great invention. Living in a world that’s surrounded by technology, some call it the “Information Age” or the “Technology Era,” all industries have the opportunity to stand on an even playing field....