The featured image of a blog showcasing how AI reimagines homes if they were in Super Mario’s world.

AI Imagines Each State’s Home in Super Mario’s World

The featured image of a blog showcasing what AI reimagines homes to look like if in Super Mario’s world.

It’s-a me, MRO! As one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time, Super Mario has made us all wonder what life would be like in a world as unique and fun as Mario’s. Since we’re always exploring the capabilities of automation and AI at MRO Electric, we wanted to bring these thoughts to life with an AI image generator. 

To discover if your state’s home would be more like Toad’s House or Peach’s Castle, check out the carousel of images below. Here we go!


We asked ChatGPT to determine which Super Mario games and locations would best suit each state based on themes and brands associated with their geography and culture. From there, we prompted Midjourney with the relevant locations, games, and most popular home design styles in each state to visualize what their homes would look like in Super Mario’s world.

AI Reimagines Every State’s Home in Super Mario’s Style

Mario time! Across the country, many home images visually reference the art style of “Super Mario 64.” From the bold colors to the detailed landscapes, this Mario game seems to represent from coast to coast. Additionally, as you scroll, you will see that the AI slipped in Toad’s bright red mushrooms throughout, solidifying the classic red shroom as one of Mario’s most iconic symbols. 

In classic Mario fashion, it’s all about the castles. Many homes have tall towers and gorgeous windows overlooking the lush plants leading up to the door. Finally, the classic blocky platforms that make the Super Mario games what they are can be seen in the walkways and the base of many homes.  

Arkansas: Daisy’s Castle in Greek Revival Style

An AI-generated image of a home in Arkansas if it was in Super Mario’s world, pulling influence from Daisy’s Castle and Greek revival-style homes.

Arkansas’s home looks very similar to Daisy’s Castle with its orange and yellow theme. There is a clear reference to Peach’s best friend between the arches, towers, and golden doors. There’s even a blooming garden to match her floral namesake! This home’s architecture is based on the Greek Revival style popular in Arkansas, and it can be seen in the columns before the doors. Maybe Arkansans should consider changing their state flower from an apple blossom to a daisy! 

Florida: Renaming the Gulf Coast to Peach Beach

An AI-generated image of a home in Florida if it was in Super Mario’s world, pulling influence from Peach Beach.

Let’s go to the Peach Beach! This setting resembles Peach Beach from “Mario Kart: Double Dash!!” with its faded Y2K colors and palm trees. It also references Peach’s style with the pink flowers and accents. The roof looks like it was made from a shell, which is a nice touch. This house could plop down on the Gulf Coast anytime! 

Michigan: Arts and Crafts Style Meets Mushroom Kingdom

An AI-generated image of a home in Michigan if it was in Super Mario’s world, pulling influence from Arts and Crafts style homes and Mushroom Kingdom.

This image pulls from the New Super Mario Bros style of games with cleaner lines and brighter details, especially with the blocky path that would possibly require a double-jump to get up to. Being the Great Lakes State, this home’s landscape references both the Lake Kingdom and Mushroom Kingdom and the Arts and Crafts style of home depicted is one commonly seen in Michigan. Perhaps a home Mario would have to stop by on his way to save Peach!

Ohio: Industrial Lofts in Toad’s Factory

An AI-generated image of a home in Ohio if it was in Super Mario’s world, pulling influence from Industrial Loft homes and Toad’s Factory.

For Ohio, the AI is pulling from Rust Belt imagery here with the industrial loft homestyle. The art style is much more modern, with the twisting pipes and red accents on a city block. This must be what Toad’s Factory from Mario Kart Wii would look like if it were mixed with New Donk City of Super Mario Odyssey. Downtown Cleveland, watch out! 

Wisconsin: Victorian Home or Luigi’s Mansion?

An AI-generated image of a home in Wisconsin if it was in Super Mario’s world, pulling influence from Victorian homes and Luigi’s Mansion.

This Victorian home in Wisconsin resembles closely to Luigi’s Mansion. Who knew that Luigi is a Cheesehead? It follows Luigi’s style with the green base and purple highlights, as well as the style of his mansion with several stories, windows, and towers. One of the most spectacular references is how the furniture looks covered by a white cloth in the leftmost second-floor window. In Luigi’s mansion, that’s a very common, and spooky, decor choice. As beautiful as this home is, don’t forget that Luigi’s Mansion is haunted!

Closing Thoughts

In addition to the whimsical characters and power-ups, Super Mario’s world is filled with advanced technologies and mechanics. With a supply of innovative products and forward-thinking manufacturers, our team at MRO Electric helps distribute and repair the tools needed to make the world just as cutting-edge and imaginative as AI’s depiction of homes in Super Mario’s world.

Troubleshooting Schneider Electric Magelis HMIs

Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) play a crucial role in modern industrial automation, allowing operators to monitor and control various processes. Schneider Electric’s Magelis HMIs are renowned for their reliability and performance. However, like any technology, they can encounter issues that require troubleshooting. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore common problems with Schneider Electric Magelis HMIs and provide step-by-step solutions to help you keep your operations running smoothly.

Schneider Electric XBTGT5330

Understanding Schneider Electric Magelis HMIs

Before diving into troubleshooting, it’s essential to have a basic understanding of Schneider Electric Magelis HMIs. These devices are used in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, energy, and infrastructure. They provide an intuitive interface for operators to interact with machines, view real-time data, and make informed decisions.

Magelis HMIs come in various models and sizes, from compact panels to advanced touchscreens. They are known for their robustness, high-quality displays, and compatibility with Schneider Electric’s automation solutions. However, even the best HMIs can face issues, and knowing how to troubleshoot them can save time and resources.

Common Schneider Electric Magelis HMI Issues

1. HMI Display Problems


  • Blank or distorted screen.
  • Touchscreen not responding.
  • Flickering or frozen display.


  1. Check Power Supply: Ensure the HMI is receiving adequate power. Verify connections to the power source and power supply unit.
  2. Screen Calibration: If the touchscreen is unresponsive or inaccurate, recalibrate it following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Graphics Driver: Update the graphics driver to the latest version compatible with your HMI model.
  4. Hardware Issues: Inspect the HMI for physical damage or loose connections. Replace damaged components if necessary.

2. Communication Problems


  • HMI unable to communicate with PLC or other devices.
  • Error messages related to communication.


  1. Check Cables and Connections: Verify that all cables and connections between the HMI and other devices (PLC, sensors, etc.) are secure and undamaged.
  2. Communication Settings: Ensure that the communication settings (baud rate, protocol, IP addresses) on the HMI match those of the connected devices.
  3. Firewall and Security: Disable or adjust firewall settings on networked devices to allow communication.
  4. Network Troubleshooting: If using a networked HMI, diagnose network issues such as IP conflicts or network congestion.

3. Software and Programming Errors


  • Unexpected program crashes or errors.
  • Incorrect data displayed on the HMI.


  1. Software Updates: Make sure you are using the latest version of the HMI software. Update if necessary.
  2. Check Logic and Scripting: Review and debug the logic and scripts used in your HMI application. Ensure they are error-free.
  3. Backup and Restore: Regularly backup your HMI project. If issues arise, you can restore from a known-good backup.
  4. Memory Management: Check available memory on the HMI. Clear unnecessary files and logs that might be consuming resources.

4. Hardware Failures


  • HMI hardware components (buttons, LEDs, etc.) not functioning correctly.
  • Unusual noises or smells from the HMI.


  1. Component Replacement: If specific hardware components are malfunctioning, replace them with compatible parts.
  2. Overheating: Check for overheating issues by ensuring proper ventilation. Clean any dust or debris that might be blocking airflow.
  3. Inspect Internal Components: If comfortable with electronics, open the HMI enclosure (if applicable) and inspect internal components for damage or loose connections.

5. Security Concerns


  • Unauthorized access to the HMI.
  • Concerns about cybersecurity threats.


  1. Password Protection: Ensure that your HMI is password-protected. Change default passwords and enforce strong password policies.
  2. Firewall and Security Measures: Implement firewalls, access control lists, and other security measures to protect your HMI from external threats.
  3. Regular Updates: Keep the HMI software and firmware up to date to patch security vulnerabilities.
Schneider Electric HMIGTO5310 HMI

Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques

For more complex issues that cannot be resolved using the above solutions, consider these advanced troubleshooting techniques:

  1. Log Analysis: Examine system logs and error messages to identify the root cause of the problem.
  2. Factory Reset: As a last resort, perform a factory reset of the HMI, but only after backing up essential data.
  3. Technical Support: Contact Schneider Electric’s technical support or consult their knowledge base for assistance with specific issues.
  4. Hardware Diagnostics: Use diagnostic tools and equipment to test the HMI’s hardware components thoroughly.

Preventive Maintenance

Preventing issues is as important as troubleshooting them. Here are some preventive maintenance tips for Schneider Electric Magelis HMIs:

  1. Regularly clean the touchscreen and enclosure to prevent dust and dirt buildup.
  2. Monitor system logs and performance regularly to catch issues before they become critical.
  3. Update software and firmware as recommended by Schneider Electric.
  4. Train operators and maintenance personnel on proper HMI usage and basic troubleshooting.


Schneider Electric Magelis HMIs are vital components in industrial automation and keeping them in optimal condition is crucial for efficient operations. With the troubleshooting techniques and preventive maintenance tips outlined in this guide, you’ll be better equipped to address common HMI issues and ensure the continued success of your automation processes. Remember, when in doubt, consult Schneider Electric’s technical support for expert assistance.

Siemens SINAMICS Drives: Powering Precision and Efficiency in Industrial Automation

In today’s rapidly evolving industrial landscape, efficiency, precision, and adaptability are paramount. Siemens SINAMICS drives have emerged as a cornerstone technology, playing a pivotal role in ensuring that manufacturing and automation processes run seamlessly. These drives, engineered by Siemens, a global leader in industrial automation, bring sophistication and versatility to motor control systems. In this comprehensive post, we will delve into the world of Siemens SINAMICS drives, exploring their features, applications, benefits, and why they are the preferred choice in various industries.

Siemens Sinamics 6SL3120-1TE13-0AD0

Table of Contents:

  1. Understanding Siemens SINAMICS Drives
    • Introduction to SINAMICS Drives
    • Key Components
    • Variants and Models
  2. Applications Across Industries
    • Manufacturing and Robotics
    • Energy and Utilities
    • Automotive Industry
    • Materials Handling
    • More Beyond the Horizon
  3. Advanced Features of SINAMICS Drives
    • Seamless Integration
    • Precise Control and Feedback
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Safety and Reliability
  4. Benefits of Utilizing Siemens SINAMICS Drives
    • Increased Productivity
    • Reduced Energy Consumption
    • Enhanced Process Control
    • Maintenance and Cost Savings
  5. SINAMICS Drives in Action: Real-World Success Stories
    • Case Study 1: Automotive Manufacturing
    • Case Study 2: Renewable Energy
    • Case Study 3: Food and Beverage Industry
  6. Future Trends and Innovations
    • Digital Twins and Predictive Maintenance
    • IoT Integration
    • Sustainability Initiatives
  7. Conclusion: Powering the Future of Industrial Automation
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Troubleshooting Fanuc Power Supplies: A Comprehensive Guide

Power supplies are the lifeblood of any industrial automation system, and Fanuc power supplies are no exception. These critical components ensure that your machines receive a stable and reliable source of electrical power, enabling them to function efficiently and accurately. However, like any other electronic equipment, Fanuc power supplies can encounter issues that disrupt production and lead to costly downtime. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the world of troubleshooting Fanuc power supplies, equipping you with the knowledge and tools to identify and resolve common problems effectively.

Fanuc A06B-6140-H015 Power Supply

Understanding Fanuc Power Supplies

Before we dive into troubleshooting, it’s crucial to have a basic understanding of Fanuc power supplies. These units are responsible for converting the incoming electrical power (typically AC voltage) into the required DC voltage to operate various components within a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) system. They play a pivotal role in ensuring that the control system, servomotors, and other machine components receive the right voltage and current for smooth operation.

Common Issues with Fanuc Power Supplies

Fanuc power supplies are robust and reliable, but they can still experience problems over time. Here are some common issues you might encounter:

  1. No Power Output: The power supply fails to provide any output voltage, resulting in a complete machine shutdown.
  2. Voltage Fluctuations: The output voltage fluctuates, leading to erratic machine behavior and potential damage to sensitive components.
  3. Overheating: Excessive heat generation within the power supply can lead to thermal shutdowns or even permanent damage.
  4. Fuse Blown: Frequent blowing of fuses can indicate a problem within the power supply or an overload in the connected equipment.
  5. Noise and Interference: Poorly filtered power supplies can introduce electrical noise into the system, causing erratic operation or sensor errors.
  6. Inadequate Output: The power supply might not provide enough current for the connected devices, leading to operational issues.
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Understanding the Varied Roles of Voltmeters and Multimeters in Electrical Measurements

In the realm of electrical measurements, two fundamental tools stand out: voltmeters and multimeters. While both instruments are used to measure voltage, they serve distinct purposes and offer unique features that cater to different needs. In this comprehensive blog post, we will delve deep into the differences between voltmeters and multimeters, shedding light on their individual strengths, applications, and how they contribute to efficient electrical testing and troubleshooting.

Voltmeters: The Voltage Measurement Specialists

Voltmeters are specialized instruments designed primarily for the measurement of voltage, which is the potential difference between two points in an electrical circuit. They come in various forms, including analog and digital voltmeters, and serve a critical role in electrical engineering, electronics, and physics experiments.

Analog Voltmeters: Analog voltmeters provide continuous voltage readings through a pointer on a scale, making them ideal for applications where precise values are not required. They offer excellent sensitivity and are often used in laboratory setups for experimental work. However, their limitations lie in accuracy, as reading analog scales can introduce parallax errors.


Digital Voltmeters: Digital voltmeters, on the other hand, display voltage readings as numerical values on a digital screen. They are known for their accuracy, precision, and ease of use. Digital voltmeters can measure both AC (Alternating Current) and DC (Direct Current) voltages, making them versatile tools for various applications.

Applications of Voltmeters: Voltmeters are primarily used for:

  • Monitoring power supply voltages.
  • Troubleshooting electrical circuits to detect voltage drops.
  • Measuring voltage levels in electronics and electrical appliances.
  • Analyzing voltage waveforms and harmonics in power systems.
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The Most Widely Believed Myths by Americans

featured image for the survey about commonly believed myths

We’ve all heard them — those myths that stick with you like bubblegum on a hot sidewalk. “Wait 30 minutes after eating to swim,” they say. “Don’t crack your knuckles, or you’ll get arthritis,” warn the cautious. But how many of these long-standing beliefs actually hold water? Spoiler alert: not many.

At MRO Electric, we’re not just about keeping your operations running smoothly but also about setting the record straight. So, we took it upon ourselves to survey Americans to determine which states are most likely to fall for these myths: hook, line, and sinker. 

Are you ready to find out if your state made the list? Or better yet, are you prepared to challenge some of your long-held beliefs? Buckle up, because we’re about to take you on a myth-busting journey across America.

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Demystifying the Magic: How Servo Motors Work

Servo motors are the unsung heroes of the modern technological landscape, silently powering everything from robots and drones to 3D printers and CNC machines. These miniature marvels are responsible for precise control and motion, making them indispensable in various industries. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll demystify the magic behind servo motors, explaining their operation, applications, and the intricate engineering that allows them to work their wonders.

Introduction to Servo Motors

At first glance, a servo motor may appear to be a simple, compact device. Still, beneath its unassuming exterior lies a sophisticated piece of engineering that combines precision, feedback control systems, and electrical circuits to deliver highly accurate rotational motion.

Fanuc Servo Motor Internal Parts

A servo motor typically consists of four main components:

  1. Motor: The heart of the servo, this component generates mechanical motion when electricity is applied.
  2. Feedback system: A sensor (usually a potentiometer or an encoder) that continuously monitors the motor’s position, allowing for real-time adjustments.
  3. Control circuit: The brain of the servo, responsible for processing feedback data and determining the required motor movement.
  4. Output shaft: This shaft extends from the motor and connects to the equipment or mechanism that requires precise motion.

Now, let’s dive into the inner workings of servo motors.

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