Screaming Circuits: Top-Ten Lists

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Multidisciplinary Trivia

I sometimes spend my Tuesday evenings engaging in pub trivia. It's a thing here in Oregon - maybe in other places too. I do okay, but there always seems to be too many sports and contemporary pop culture questions. I'm... Read more

Top 5 Ways to Mitigate Component Availability Problems

Most of the electronics design world is by now aware that we're in a very serious period of components shortages. The hardest hit seem to be ceramic capacitors, but other passives as well as a variety of connectors and silicon... Read more

5 Reasons Screaming Circuits is Screaming Forward

As most of you likely know, I was recently interviewed by reporter Bill Thomson from the industry journal, AFI International. It wasn't one of my usual interviews focusing on usage of new component form factors, general design for manufacturing, or... Read more

Twelve Things that started in 2017 and will finish in the next decade or so

It seems like not but just a year ago, I was already forgetting to write a new year's prediction blog post. If that didn't make much sense, then likely neither did my predictions post from a year ago. I started... Read more

Five traps to avoid when changing from hand assembly to machine assembly

In the past, it was usually pretty easy to find chips in both surface mount and thru-hole packages. Somewhere in the last decade or so, component manufacturers stopped introducing thru-hole versions of their newest chips as standard practice. In many... Read more

Top 10 Valentine's Day Movies for Engineers

Here are the top 10 best Valentine's Day movies for engineers, loaded with actual story, in addition to human (mostly human) emotional interaction: Read more

Top-ten PCB Assembly tips for 2016

I've already written my top-ten predictions for the coming decade, in this blog post. But, while predictions might be fun to muse upon, they really won't help you get your job done. My top-ten8 pieces of PCB assembly advice for... Read more

My top ten predictions for 2026 - Cyborgs are upon us

In the year 2525... Not long ago, social speculators talked about how the younger generation grew up with computers, the Internet, and cell phones; that they have fully integrated this technology into their lives. I would maintain that today, it's... Read more

The Coming Robot Uprising - 10 Ways To Survive

So, dancing robots are now in the Guinness Book of Records. Not too many things can compete in the category of "dancing robots", so a world record is not all that impressive a feat. Of course, when you're talking over... Read more

Top 5 Things to Know When Moving from Hand Assembly to Robotic Assembly

A lot of factors go into the decision to hand build or outsource circuit boards. I hand build my own sometimes, simply because I enjoy the challenge. Of course most of the projects I design are for my own use,... Read more