On Thursday, September 26, 2019 the IEEE Houston Section will be hosting a seminar with special guest Chris Macha of Electronic Parts Outlet (EPO). EPO is one of the largest local electronics supply stores in the Metro Houston area, they are the go to resource to those working in electronics, electro-mechanical, and much more. Owners Rick Zamarripa and Chris Macha of EPO are a brick and mortar family oriented local business.
Chris Macha and some of his knowledgeable staff of the legendary Electronic Parts Outlet (EPO) are going to present on local maker and hobbyist trends in electronics. Chris Macha, is a Houston native and graduate of the University of Houston Downtown, after working at EPO for 14 years in 2013 entered into a partnership with Rick Zamarripa to purchase the store. EPO is the ultimate destination for all those rare parts needed for electronics projects, repairs, gently used equipment. Many of our members have visited EPO for the advice, to browse the wares, and possibly to attend their numerous free workshops. Almost every month, EPO hosts free Saturday workshops, usually taught by a customer, to teach anyone about electronics. Recent workshop topics have included introduction to operational amplifiers, a virtual radio frequency lab, and programming in Arduino. Chris Macha is involved in FRC First Robotics as a mentor and finds time to support his church as a fundraising Chairman. He is an expert in photography, a HI-FI enthusiast, and does both metal and wood working. He recently also was part of the Spring of 2019 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Graduate Cohort 24.
Please welcome Chris, and his EPO team on Thursday evening at 6:30 at the HESS Club, at 5430 Westheimer. It is going to be an informative presentation and great networking opportunity.
For registration information visit the Houston Section Events page.
Article by Vincent Palughi
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