Saturday, November 29, 2014

Super CyberMonday Continues: These Daylight Lamps Make Great Gifts, Work Additions

Our CyberMonday promo continues this weekend all the way through Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Save an extra 25% off select Daylight Lamps with our cyber2014 Coupon Code (Please note: Discount will be shown after item has been added to your cart).


We’ve worked with Daylight Company to select five high-quality lamps that are a great addition to your workspace or even better gifts for this holiday season. Offering features and benefits for a number of applications such as assembly, hobbies, crafts, jewelry making, manicure/pedicure, and more. Promo-eligible Daylight lamps include:
For more information about our CyberMonday promo and to make a purchase, please visit our CyberMonday 2014 Promo page at QSource.com. You may also contact us via our Web site, phone (800-966-6020), or by email. Remember, this promo expires on December 3, 2014.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014 from Q Source

Happy Thanksgiving from Q Source! We are thankful for our customers, vendors, and all of you who follow us online. As we near the end of our 30th year in business, we’ve had a chance to reflect on just how grateful we are for all of your support and patronage over the years. May you and your families have a very happy and safe holiday.

Please Note: Q Source is closed for Thanksgiving Day (November 27th) and Friday (November 28th). Our Web site, QSource.com, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and any orders placed during the holiday break will be processed as soon as possible at the start of business on Monday, December 1st. For additional questions about orders placed while the office is closed, please send us an email or give us a call (800-966-6020).

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CyberMonday Starts Today: Save an Extra 25% on Select Daylight Lamps

Yes, you read that right, CyberMonday starts today at Q Source with our extra 25% off select Daylight Lamps promo. And, we’ve super-sized CyberMonday even further to run until Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (the cyber2014 Coupon Code is valid 11/26 to 12/3/14). (Please note: Discount will be shown after item has been added to your cart.)

Our friends at Daylight have helped us select five high-quality lamps that will make perfect gifts or be valuable additions to your work- or craft-space. These versatile lamps offer features and benefits for a number of applications such as assembly, hobbies, crafts, jewelry making, manicure/pedicure, and more.

Promo-eligible Daylight lamps include:
Daylight U22080 Ultra-Slim Mag Lamp
For more information about our CyberMonday promo and to make a purchase, please visit our CyberMonday 2014 Promo page at QSource.com. You may also contact us via our Web site, phone (800-966-6020), or by email. Remember, this promo expires on December 3, 2014.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Top 10 Posts from the 1st Year of Q Source’s Social Rewind Column

We created our weekly Social Rewind column to share some of the most interesting, informative, and fun social media posts we come across each week. Social Rewind recently passed its one-year anniversary and we thought we’d look back and choose our ten favorite posts of that period.

Our criteria for choosing our favorites were that we wouldn’t pick the same source more than once, we wouldn’t pick a post that was about something timely like a holiday or event, and most of all, they had to be posts that made us think, smile, or laugh. So, in no particular order, here are our Top Ten Social Rewind Posts of the Past Year:

Wireless technology. Intrigue. Murder! EE Times’ post about Guglielmo Marconi and the telegraph is a must-read (10/14/13).

They say that adults are just children with bigger toys. Laughing Squid’s post about a giant game of “Jenga” played by Caterpillar Excavators makes us believe it (4/21/14).

Did you know there’s an old Cold War nuclear missile silo under downtown Seattle? Check out this post shared by Laboratory Equipment magazine for the secret details (4/7/14).

We’re not sure whether to be in awe of this, or just utterly creeped out. Check out Mashable’s post about a 3D-printed replica of Vincent van Gogh’s ear based on DNA from a distant relative of the great artist (6/9/14).

Conductive Containers gave us a huge chuckle with this post. Way to make scientists cool and hip (7/21/14).

Workrite Ergonomics tweeted a Fast Company piece about 10 breakthroughs that will impact the world in 2025. We’re still waiting for flying cars…see if they’re on this list (7/7/14).

An adult-sized Big Wheel. That’s all you have to know about this MAKE Magazine post (8/25/14).

Sure, you can 3D-print food, but how does it taste? According to this post by ThomasNet.com…it’s pretty good (6/2/14).

In this informative post, Agilent Technologies asks the question: “Who really invented the telephone?” (8/11/14)

Are you a “Nomophobic?” This PanaVise retweet of a post by Wilson Electronics offers a look at the fear of being without a mobile device (Nomophobia) (10/6/14).

Well, there you have it. Ten of our favorite posts from the first year of the Social Rewind column. Thank you for reading the weekly column and for contributing your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column every Monday.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable. You can follow Q Source on various social media networks including Twitter, Facebook & Google+.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

The Social Rewind for November 24, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week, American Hakko retweeted this cool post about Ladyada’s "E is for Electronics" coloring book. We must get one! Um, you know, not for us…for any kids who stop by the office. Yeah, that’s it!

Popular Science shared a post that had us repeating this line in our heads: “Adaptable, self-replicating robots. Oh, my. Adaptable, self-replicating robots. Oh, my. Adaptable, self-replicating robots. Oh, my.”

Siberia? A scientific expedition? Mystery holes? How could you not want to read this post by Laboratory Equipment magazine?

The Edison Awards know about creativity and genius and they shared a current example with this post about Diet Coke printing 2 million unique bottle labels.

Is your photo next to “absent-minded” in the dictionary? We just remembered to tell you about this Instructables post outlining how to make your own “Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine.”

And we close out this week’s column with our post where we asked the question: What do you use to clean up a big ol’ mess?

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

A QUICK THANK YOU
Our Social Rewind column recently passed its one-year anniversary. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Save Almost $50 on 3M’s 724 Dual-Wire Workstation Monitoring Kits w/Our Featured Product Friday Promo

Save 17% off the MSRP on the 3M 724 Dual-Wire Workstation Monitoring Kits (Q Source SKU: 724K-WM10-S036 (Gray) & 724K-WM11-S036 (Blue)) when you use our FPF112114 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, November 21, 2014 through Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Each 724 Kit includes a 724 Dual Wire Workstation Monitor, a 2368 Dual Wire Fabric Wrist Band for Monitors, a 2360 Dual Conductor 5’ Ground Cord, and either a gray or blue Dissipative Rubber Table Mat. Regularly listed at $284.18, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $235.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Each week, we promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, and via our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to subscribe to those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

3M 701 Static Control Test Kit on Flickr

Our 3M rep, Dave Leventhal, stopped by Q Source the other day to demo 3M’s 701 Static Control Test Kit. In addition to making a video of the demo (available on our YouTube Channel), we also snapped a few pics to share with you. The 3M 701 includes all of the items needed to simply and accurately test mats and other surfaces. Check out our latest Flickr photo set for a closer look.


To purchase the 701 Test Kit please visit QSource.com.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bevco 9000 Series Added to QSource.com: Top-Quality Chairs w/Numerous Options

We've recently added more than 330 Bevco Ergonomic Seating 9000 Series Chairs to QSource.com (adding to the hundreds of other Bevco seating solutions we offer online). This top-quality line of regular, cleanroom, and ESD-safe chairs come standard with a number of impressive features and also provide a variety of options to allow for customization to your exact requirements.

Bevco's 9000 Series features adjustable backrests with lumbar support, pneumatic height adjustment, 360º swivel, and 300-lb. weight capacity as standard specs. Depending on the model, there are options based on cleanroom class, height adjustment range, color, material, and type of glides. Visit our Web site or contact us for assistance with building seating solutions to meet your needs.

To purchase your Bevco 9000 Series Chairs, please visit the 9000 Series Department at QSource.com or visit the Bevco Ergonomic Seating page for our full selection of Bevco products. You may also contact us via our Web site, by phone (800-966-6020), or by email.

If there's a product or topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share this blog post with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about these exclusive Bevco Ergonomic Seating products, please either leave us a message in the comments section or contact us directly.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

The Social Rewind for November 17, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week, our long-time vendor partner, Brady Corp., posted about being invited to celebrate their 100th anniversary by ringing the closing bell at the NYSE. Congrats!

Tektronix shared a post with several cool stories, but this one about a spoon that provides the user with a salty taste without the salt really caught our attention as a solution for people with food restrictions.

You must watch the video portion of this post by MAKE Magazine because this 3D-printed gun that folds and launches paper airplanes has to be seen to be truly appreciated.

It rolls and patrols! Laughing Squid posted about the Knightscope K5, an egg-shaped robotic security guard that may someday replace humans for some applications.

“Sweep the leg!” Uh, better think twice and read this Mashable post. Google’s robot does a perfect Karate Kid Crane Pose.

And we close out this week’s column with our post of a little Friday Fun imagining alternate uses for some of the products we carry: Check out DuraStripe’s Footprints Floor Safety Signs used for dance lessons.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

A QUICK THANK YOU
Our Social Rewind column recently passed its one-year anniversary. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable.

For additional Q Source news, product information, reviews, how-to articles, and special offers please subscribe to our email newsletter and to The Q Source Resource Blog.

Friday, November 14, 2014

No Static, Just Savings! Get $175 Off This Transforming Technologies Ptec Ionizer

Save 18% off the MSRP on Transforming Technologies IN3425PE Ptec Ionizer AC Ionizing Nozzle w/Photoelectric Eye (Q Source SKU: T070-000450) when you use our FPF111414 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, November 14, 2014 through Sunday, November 16, 2014.

The IN3425PE Ptec Ionizer does not require calibration and is an extremely reliable ionizer designed to remain in balance and alert the user when the HV output affects performance. The compact, lightweight unit is perfect for use in a myriad of industrial and manufacturing applications where static electricity remains a problem.

Regularly listed at $1,000.00, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $825.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Each week, we promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, and via our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to subscribe to those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Social Rewind for November 10, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week, R&R Lotion posted about the potential dangers of using spray sunscreens. The FDA is investigating possible risks to the respiratory system from inhaling these types of sunscreens.

Shades of the movie, Minority Report, Tektronix’ post describes a device that allows you to move holographic images through the air as if using a touchscreen.

NIST posted about a new clock that is so innovative it may end time as we know it. Does this mean we can’t hit the snooze button in the morning anymore?

Here’s an excellent post by MAKE Magazine for beginning welders or those who need some tips. Check out these six things before you start to weld.

Remember those old, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials? EE Times’ post tells us about a new shirt that can monitor your heart and alert your doctor via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi if there is a problem.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about Steve Allen’s latest Guest Blog, which focuses on flux use in electronics soldering.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

A QUICK THANK YOU
Our Social Rewind column recently passed its one-year anniversary. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable.

For additional Q Source news, product information, reviews, how-to articles, and special offers please subscribe to our email newsletter and to The Q Source Resource Blog.

Friday, November 7, 2014

See the Light (and $70 Savings) w/Our Daylight Slimline LED White Magnifying Lamp FPF Promo

Save 35% off the MSRP on Daylight Company’s Slimline LED White Magnifying Lamp (1.75x - 2.25x Mag. w/5" Lens) (Q Source SKU: U25030-D070) when you use our FPF110714 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, November 7, 2014 through Sunday, November 9, 2014.

The Daylight U25030 LED Magnifying Lamp is a unique and stylish lamp with low-heat LEDs that never need replacing. Regularly listed at $200.00, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $130.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Each week, we promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, and via our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to subscribe to those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

3M’s 724 Dual-Wire Workstation Monitoring Kits: All You Need to Create a Static-Safe Workstation

Do you have work areas/stations you need to monitor for static safety? Confused about what you need or what works together well to accomplish such monitoring? 3M has now made it a little easier for you with their new 724 Dual-Wire Workstation Monitoring Kits.

These two kits (identical other than the color of the included table mat) offer a ready-to-use monitoring solution that as all you need to create and maintain a static-safe workstation. The 3M 724K-WM10 724 Dual-Wire Workstation Monitoring Kit w/Gray 8810 Mat and 724K-WM11 724 Dual-Wire Workstation Monitoring Kit w/Blue 8811 Mat include the following:
  • 724 Dual-Wire Workstation Monitor
  • 2368 Dual-Wire Fabric Wrist Band for Monitors
  • 2360 Dual-Conductor 5’ Ground Cord
  • 8810 or 8811 Dissipative Rubber Table Mat in gray or blue, respectively
Each kit regularly sells for $284.18, but you'll save more than $30.00 when you purchase them at QSource.com. Visit our 3M 724 Dual-Wire Workstation Monitor Kit page to place your order or contact us by phone (800-966-6020) or via email.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

More About the Basics of Flux in Electronics Soldering – Guest Blog

by Steve Allen, VP Marketing and Innovation, ACL Staticide

Steve Allen, from ACL, is back with a further discussion of the basics of flux in electronics soldering

For those of us associated with the electronics manufacturing industry, we are well aware that solder flux is a very important part of the soldering process. Flux is necessary to reduce the oxides that tend to form whenever you have hot metals in contact with the air. In electronics, we use a rosin-core solder, a mild no-clean solder, a more aggressive lead-free solder, or a water-soluble solder to aid the soldering process and eliminate metal oxides. We take great care regarding flux to make sure that we have selected a product that's not plumbing flux or acid-core flux because we know that will tend to corrode parts and components over time; they're okay for pipes but not for electronics.

In many cases, we're looking at rosin solder flux (in paste form) for most applications. If the temperature's a little bit colder, it will tend to crystallize and solidify. But it can be melted with a little bit of heat from the soldering iron. Of course, when you heat flux it tends to produce smoke, so it's good to have ventilation or a fume extractor to be sure that you're not breathing in the caustic vapors created from heating the flux. When you heat a work piece, flux reacts with the metal oxides that are forming with the temperature and exposure to the air. These residual metal oxides tend to interfere with the metal-forming process of soldering. Flux will chemically react with these oxides to make a nice, clean metal from the solder forming process that will form a pristine alloy on the board.

As we know, many solders come with flux in the core. The solder is actually hollow and inside the solder wire there is a central core of flux. As you feed the solder into your work piece, the flux then distributes itself over the surface of the work, reducing the formation of metal oxides and preventing them from occurring during soldering. Flux core solder can be helpful in many soldering instances for small, specific solder and repair projects. Additionally, we should talk about water-soluble flux, which is a recent and significant improvement in flux. With water-soluble flux, cleaning becomes easier. With rosin-core flux, the flux is not water-soluble. It takes an aggressive solvent cleaner to dissolve it and to remove it from the work piece. While easier to clean, water-soluble flux may not be appropriate in all circumstances. It can leave a residual layer that may interfere with high-impedance and high-resistance circuits where you have resistances (10 mega-ohms or greater). The water-based flux may actually lower that resistance and cause the circuit to malfunction.

Solder flux is an essential element when soldering, as it makes the soldering project much easier and of higher quality. Unfortunately, leaving even the no-clean fluxes behind on a PCB can cause some serious issues in circuit performance and even disable components. As part of the basics of flux, it's important that we understand what leaving flux on a PCB can do to your circuit.
Leaving fluxes behind can seriously damage a PCB.

In many instances, no-clean flux may not need to be cleaned from a circuit to prevent the flux from physically destroying the circuit. Unfortunately, the presence of flux changes the capacitance between traces, conductive pins, and circuits, and can ultimately get into the mechanical workings of electromechanical components and bind them up. Flux that requires cleaning is very acidic and can eat away at traces and pins, changing their resistance and even destroying surface mount components if the flux is left in place too long.

One particular location in board rework and repair, where the direct presence of residual flux has a significant impact, is on or near the input circuits to a differential input. Differential inputs are often balanced and used for very precise measurements. The presence of flux here will not only throw off any measurement, but can cause the readings to drift significantly over time.

Electromechanical components are also significantly impacted by flux. Often these components are soldered in by hand in the first few prototypes. The hand soldering of these components often works just fine, and the circuit moves on to an initial low-rate production run where problems start to occur in switches and other “mechanical-based” components. Often what happens is that the change in flux application techniques causes flux residue to build up inside the mechanical component and either prevents it from physically moving or makes the switch work intermittently. Troubleshooting these problems is extremely difficult and can lead to significant time loss during troubleshooting. This leads to quality problems we are trying to prevent.

Often when making prototypes components will be hand-soldered in place, circuits will be modified during testing, and parts will be replaced. Each of these operations requires the use of flux, which will need to be cleaned. ACL has developed a complete line of flux removers for all of these specific applications.

No Cleaning – If the circuit is slow, not susceptible to noise errors or increased DC offsets, then no cleaning could work just fine. However, for most circuits leaving the solder flux on the board will cause errors and make troubleshooting much more difficult.

Hand Cleaning – Better than no cleaning at all. Circuits see faster warmup periods and less current offset issues.

Soaking in an Aerosol Solvent Spray – Similar to hand cleaning, aerosol soak and rinse methods can be very helpful in cleaning out mechanical components where hand cleaning simply can't reach.

While it is tempting to save the 10 minutes or so and not perform a proper cleaning, for precision circuits, cleaning is an essential step in the testing and manufacturing process. Keeping a PCB board free of flux build up will save countless days in the testing and troubleshooting process and significantly reduce the stress of tracking down random errors and quality problems. Invest the money and time in an effective cleaner and cleaning process and spend more time building and designing great circuits (rather than countless hours troubleshooting problems).

Thanks Steve, for yet another Guest Blog full of must-have info that our Q Source Resource readers can apply to their own work environments.

For information about ACL Staticide and their related products, please visit our ACL Staticide Department at QSource.com. You may also contact us via email or phone at 800-966-6020 and one of our associates will be happy to assist you.

If there's a product or topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share this blog post with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments for Steve about this, or any of his Guest Blogs, please leave him a message in the comments section.

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Steve Allen's Previous Guest Blogs

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Save an Extra $100 on Select ASG Items Thru the End of 2014

As a way of helping us celebrate our 30th anniversary, we're working with our long-time vendor-partner ASG to offer you an extra $100 off select ASG products at QSource.com. This limited-time promo requires no coupon codes and expires December 31, 2014.



Eligible ASG items include the following:
  • ASG EZ 9000 Automatic Tape Dispenser – A versatile dispenser designed for industrial or commercial use and compact enough to fit on most workbenches/stations. Safely reduces operator fatigue while boosting productivity. Features preset- and loop-dispensing modes.
  • ASG Digital Torque Wrenches (standard and wireless) – These durable, ASG gold standard quality digital torque wrenches feature a full-color LED screen, multiple modes, color indication lights, audible alarm, and 99 programmable presets.
  • ASG BLG Brushless Electric Drivers – These compact, lightweight drivers are designed for medium-to-light torque applications and feature ASG's world class ultimate gold quality. Made with an anti-static plastic body, they offer the flexibility for small fasteners or vacuum pick-up applications.
  • ASG ST Series Smart Transducers – These ultimate gold world class quality transducers use plug-and-play technology for ultimate flexibility and feature a torque accuracy of +/- 0.5%.
Visit the 30th Anniversary Promo page at QSource.com for the complete list of eligible ASG items. Prices displayed on QSource.com reflect the $100 discounted offer. Make your purchases online or send us your questions via our Contact Us page, phone (800-966-6020), or by email. Promo is valid thru the end of 2014.

If there's a product or topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share this blog post with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about this exclusive ASG promo, please either leave us a message in the comments section or contact us directly.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

The Social Rewind for November 3, 2014

TITLE: The Social Rewind for November 3, 2014

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week, Agilent Technologies shared a post describing how static on Bell Telephone’s lines in 1931 led to the discovery of radio waves from outer space.

Transforming Technologies gave us one of those, “I didn’t know that” trivia posts about why the first place ribbon is called the blue ribbon.

So, Lowe’s is trying out Robot Shopping Assistants to help you identify the exact parts you’re shopping for (like screws, etc.). This Robot Magazine post doesn’t mention if the robot assistants can help a couple stop arguing over what color to paint the bedroom.

With Halloween being last Friday, there were a lot of cool holiday-related posts. Laboratory Equipment magazine shared this cool image of a periodic table made of jack-o-lanterns. Geek Halloween at its best!

Of all the cool Star Trek technology, the tricorder has always seemed just out of reach. This Laughing Squid post about tricorder-like disease detection shows us a step in the right direction.

And we close out this week’s column with our post of a little bit of poetry and patriotism recognizing the Statue of Liberty’s dedication.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

A QUICK THANK YOU
Our Social Rewind column recently passed its one-year anniversary. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable.

For additional Q Source news, product information, reviews, how-to articles, and special offers please subscribe to our email newsletter and to The Q Source Resource Blog.