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  • October 19, 2020 Under Pressure There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Worldwide, tropical cyclone activity peaks in late summer, when the difference between temperatures aloft and sea surface temperatures is the greatest....
  • September 14, 2020 Technology Lessons for Schools There’s a Keystone in every great invention. September usually means the end of summer and back to school for students. However, COVID-19 has introduced many challenges for the beginning of the academic calendar for school systems....
  • August 18, 2020 Cold Storage Extends Shelf Life There’s a Keystone in every great invention. As we hit the height of summer heat, with record breaking temperatures across the globe, it is easy to take for granted all of the creature comforts we have today....
  • July 20, 2020 Monorails, Many Components There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The term monorail is used to describe a transportation system in which a chair or carrier (car) is suspended from, or rides on, an overhead rail structure....
  • June 26, 2020 Sew Many Machines, Sew Little Time There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Sewing machines have helped revolutionize the textile industry several times over. Sewing machines have also had a significant social impact....
  • May 18, 2020 Supporting Frontline Workers There's a Keystone in every great invention. COVID-19 has affected all of us. But no group has been affected as much as essential front line workers. These workers have kept their communities functioning and moving forward during a very challenging time....
  • April 17, 2020 High-speed Cameras Catch the Action There’s a Keystone in every great invention. The Cornovirus pandemic has put what matters most into perspective – and our thoughts go out to those affected. The United States and the world sadly remain at a standstill from the health crisis....
  • March 13, 2020 Keeping Score of March Madness There’s a Keystone in every great invention. As the college basketball season is set to enter its yearly tournament, affectionately known as March Madness, lets take a look at the evolution of the devices that will ultimately display the crowned champion....
  • February 12, 2020 Happy and Healthy Hearts There’s a Keystone in every great invention. Legend states that Saint Valentine married Roman soldiers, in defiance of emperor Claudius II Gothicus, to spare the husbands from war....
  • January 15, 2020 Trending Smaller Medical Devices There’s a Keystone in every great invention.   Throughout the season of giving, we are reminded that one of the greatest gifts a person can receive is a clean bill of health....
  • December 19, 2019 Christmas and Video Games The holiday season brings family gatherings, cozy firesides, decadent meals, and a surplus of gift exchanges. While this time of year can get hectic, it also provides a chance for many to relax and enjoy some recreational activities....
  • November 21, 2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude for the Electric Stove Thanksgiving brings many warm memories of family, friends, and lots of delicious food. Home cooks pull out all the stops during this epic eating adventure, creating favorite dishes like stuffing, mashed potatoes, and apple pie, and filling the air with mouth watering scents....
  • October 25, 2019 Radar: From Wars to Baseball We’re perhaps most familiar with the use of radar guns by the police for catching speeders—a practice that started shortly after World War II and became increasingly common throughout the following decades....
  • September 22, 2019 Robots in History: Origins of Automation Though robots and automation are in use today in a wide variety of industries, robotics is still considered a futuristic idea. Many may be surprised to learn that the first electronic robots were built in 1948....
  • August 16, 2019 Measuring Electric Power: Invention of the Electricity Meter Without fail, August brings some of the hottest, sunniest days we see all year. While this may lead some to spend more time indoors to escape the blazing heat, all that sunshine certainly has its upside....
  • 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....
  • April 18, 2017 How the Sun Powers Agriculture There’s a keystone in every great invention. Over 40 years ago our government designated April 22nd as Earth Day, beginning the modern environmental movement. Over the years we have seen renewable energy improve in technology and grow in popularity....
  • March 15, 2017 The Game: So Much More than a Basket and a Ball There’s a keystone in every great invention. Basketball is one of America’s most played sports. It’s no wonder that modern technology is setting its sights on this favorite past time....
  • February 1, 2017 Keystone Electronics Looks Forward to Attending MD&M West 2017 There’s a keystone in every great invention. MD&M West or Medical Design & Manufacturing West is the biggest annual event of its kind in the world. With the 2017 show happening this month in Anaheim, California, Keystone Electronics proudly announces that we will be participating....
  • January 17, 2017 Keystone Electronics Looks Forward to 2017 There’s a keystone in every great invention. At Keystone Electronics, we take pride in being a global leader in the designing and manufacturing of interconnecting components and electronic hardware....
  • December 15, 2016 A Year for the History Books: Keystone Wraps-Up 2016 There’s a keystone in every great invention. Keystone lit up 2016 as we continued to design and manufacture top-quality interconnect components and electronic hardware. In each of our 15 blogs you probably noticed our motto “there’s a Keystone in every great invention....
  • November 7, 2016 Technology of Election Machines There’s a keystone in every great invention. When you head in to cast your vote this November, remember that Keystone Electronics is there for you. We understand the importance of elections and knowing that your vote is counted right....
  • October 18, 2016 October is Fire Safety and Prevention Month There’s a keystone in every great invention. Why would a manufacturer of electronic hardware and interconnect components be concerned with fire safety and prevention? Simply take a look at our motto: there’s a Keystone in every great invention....
  • September 20, 2016 Back to School, Back to Webcams There’s a keystone in every great invention.   When your kids head back to school, whether they are headed to college or a boarding school, going to a campus that is just across the state or halfway across the country, you want to be able to keep in touch....
  • August 23, 2016 Electric Fans Were a Game Changer and Still Are There’s a keystone in every great invention. Have you ever seen a portrait of someone being fanned by another in earlier times? That was the image of summer before the invention of the electric fan....
  • July 12, 2016 Beyond the Drink: A Look Inside Today’s Soda Machines There’s a keystone in every great invention. As the summer season kicks off we’re taking a look at one old school alternative to beat the blistering heat. Soda, a popular drink choice year-round, really is a sweet treat when enjoyed in moderation....