SN74LS90 years and we're having a party - a party for engineers. Good food & drink, factory tours, door prizes, presentations... You just need to RSVP to: email@example.com or call us at 503-266-9100.
July 18, 2013, 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
1140 NW 3rd Avenue, Canby, Oregon 97013
See all the details here.
ladies and gentlemen and engineers of all ages...
Screaming Circuits, A Milwaukee Electronics company, is celebrating ten years of specializing in speedy prototype assembly.In honor of your great support, we're having a party! Come and see where it all happens. Take a tour. Enjoy a come-when-you-can buffet, beer, wine and SMT parts. We promise that the food and drink will all be lead-free.
See more details here:
July 18, 2013, 3:00pm to 7:00pm. 1140 NW 3rd Avenue, Canby, Oregon 97013
- Food to eat. It will be delicious, but we can't promise it will be nutritious.
- Wine and beer from Canby's own St Josef's Winery
- Fabulous door prizes
- A Google Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi tablet for one lucky winner**
- A $2,500 assembly coupon for another lucky winner**
- A nice little gift pack from Screaming Circuits for everybody
- Tables with people to answer any questions about any part of what we do for you
- Informative presentations***
- A few examples of fun projects we build for people
- The "Game room" where you can challenge a Screaming Circuits champion to pool or ping pong
Come on in and see what's happening
Pay the price*, get your tickets* for the show
* The price is free. just send an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org" and you don't really need tickets.
** We consider you all to be winners, but only one of you will with the tablet.
*** This is supposed to be fun and informative. Sales pitches have been banned from the event.
In days of yore (last month), the PCB design process would more or less start with the schematic. (I'm ignoring all of the work that has to take place before the schematic) The bill of materials would typically come together during the schematic phase and get refined during PCB layout.
After that, it would be time to enter your bill of materials, a line at a time, into a parts website, upload your Gerbers to Sunstone Circuits for boards and then (hopefully) send the boards, parts and files to Screaming Circuits for assembly. If you're hand soldering, you might skip the last step. We hope you don't, but certainly understand if you do.
But here's something new:
At the Screaming Circuits website, you can now quote and order all three in real time.
- Quote the assembly labor
- Quote the cost of Sunstone PCBs
- Upload your BOM and quote parts
If it looks good to you, you can place the order right then and there. Of course, we still have folks to talk things through on the phone if you have questions or need non-standard services, but if you like what you see, it's a real quote and real order. No waiting for an email quote back. No going to three websites.
As always, we’ll happily build as few as one board or up into the thousands (or hundreds of thousands in our EMS division). Once we have your parts and boards, we can assemble it all in as little as one day.
Sharing is what our partner Sunstone Circuits would like today - sharing your stories. We've been partners with Sunstone Circuits for a very long time. When we purchase boards turn-key, we go to them first. They even build a fair number of the boards that we don't personally order. We can tell by the labels on the boxes on our receiving dock.
Naturally, when I had some projects to build, (like this one) I went to Sunstone for PCBs. I've run a few other projects with their boards as well. The reason I bring this up is that they are running a design story contest right now (stories.sunstone.com). It looks to be a fun way to run a contest and you can make a game of it. They want you to submit a story involving their PCBs, share it and get your friends to vote for it. The contest ends December 16 of this year, so if it's the year 2015 and you're reading this in the archives; too late.
Personally, I would recommend that everyone vote for my story, except that I haven't submitted it yet. And, if I do end up submitting mine, I'll be like a third party candidate and steal votes from one of the true contenders. Being a Sunstone partner, I wouldn't be eligible for a prize, but I could still upset the whole balance of promotion by grabbing votes that would otherwise go to a more worthy candidate. So, if I ever do get my story uploaded, don't vote for me.
I'm not red or blue. I'm sepia
If you happened by our booth at DesignEast, you may have gotten a personal preview of our new automated parts quoting system. If you didn't get to see it, you will shortly. It's in the final stages of beta.
This sample shows what you might see when you order Screaming Circuits assembly along with Sunstone PCBs, and components from our website.
In the meantime, you can still quote your assembly and PCB prices online here, and you can have us quote your parts offline.
Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
You won't regret it.
My post title rhymes. I'm a poet and don't even know it.
So, what about that free thing at ESC? And is there a catch? Of course there's a catch. There's always a catch. This is a good catch though.
If you are an electrical design engineer and are at ESC this coming May, come to our booth and see if you make the cut. The first 50 qualified electronic design engineers will get one of these things. Yes, I'm being non-specific about the details. That's a technique. It's supposed to make you more curious. That's what they tell me anyway.
Embedded System Conference, Silicon Valley
McEnery Convention center
San Jose, CA
Expo is May 3-5
We're in booth 823.
Robots for world domination!
Drop by Virtual-PCB on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, to join into my group moderated chat session: "DFM: From the Assembler's Perspective."
Registration is free. The session is accessible by logging on to Virtual-PCB.com and selecting my chat room from the VPCB foyer. It's at 3:30, Eastern Standard time, 12:30 Pacific Standard time and lasts for 30 minutes.
Come for the information. Stay for the donuts.
Wait... No donuts (unless you supply them)
Yes, we need help. We're growing and need to add to our web development team. We have an entry level opportunity for someone ready to get started on their software engineering career.
We won't be providing for any relocation, so you really should already live in the Portland, Oregon area. Take a look at the job description and shoot a resume to email@example.com. Yes, it will go to HR, but don't worry. We aren't a mega-corp with an impenetrable, monolithic HR fire wall. We're just some people that want to build a great website.
And, just where are we? We're in Canby, Oregon. Just a short drive through Milwaukie and Oregon City South of Portland. It's a great "Norman Rockwellish" small town that's close enough to have an easy commute but just out enough to be a lot quieter and more relaxed.