Screaming Circuits: General interest

PROTOTYPE AND SMALL VOLUME
PCB ASSEMBLY MADE EASY

Screaming Circuits introduces new Cordwood assembly service!

Tired of all those small parts? Can't figure out how to route traces to all 1,900 balls on that hot new FPGA? If 0201 passives have you running scared and the thought of 0.3mm pitch parts has you on the... Read more

Robots on Mars!

And t he Curiosity Rover has landed! People can be so cool when we set our minds to it. Touchdown at 10:14:39 Earth Pacific Daylight Time. Duane Benson One small step for A robot. One giant leap for the rocket... Read more

Retrospective

The other day, I needed just a few things at the grocery store which, given the small town I'm in, should have been a quick no-stress fifteen minutes. But, some kids were sitting in the middle of the first intersection... Read more

Ode to Competition

Thanks to Theodore Roosevelt, we almost all have competition of some sort or another. I'm not a big fan of the statement made so often: "We welcome the competition, It validates the market." or similar such sentiments. You usually hear... Read more

Sardines Seven Miles High

Being in the electronics industry means working on cool projects with cool people, but it also means other things. Like plane travel. I love flying. Not necessarily in an airplane though. I mean, I do prefer to be in an... Read more

Zzzzzzzap!!! Static be Bad

Engineers these days have so many issues to worry about just in component handling alone: Do my parts need baking to get the moisture out before reflow soldering? Are my parts in stock? Are my parts real or are they... Read more

Thanksgiving - Real or Manufactured?

A decade or so ago, PC (political correctness) was the phenomena of the day. People talked about it. People implemented it. People balked at it. The end result was good, but the period was kind of a mess as some... Read more

40 Years of 4004

I'm assuming eight pages excerpted out of 142 qualifies as fair use. I had forgotten that I had this thing buried in a box in my garage. I have a lot of old junk hidden in boxes out there, but... Read more

Flutter

If there was a lot of twittering going on, I think I'd call it "flutter." I could call it "a bunch of Twitter tweets", but that's too long and awkward, so I'm good with flutter. Probably because it's short and... Read more

So Long Old Friend

Just watching the final shuttle launch and pondering a few questions. A significant number of innovations came out of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs and filtered down to public life. Some were in materials, some were in electronics, some... Read more