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What Can You Do About Parts Shortages

I hate to put such a grim face on things, but the supply chain is a mess. There is no way to sugar coat it - a coating of sugar may make things taste better, but it mucks up the... Read more

Happy April Joule's Day

Celebrating April Joule’s Day! A Few Words from Sara Shepherd, Screaming Circuits Contributing Author... Today is April 1st - happy April Joules Day! That’s no joke. Today we’re celebrating the unit of energy called the “joule” and the English physicist... Read more

And now, Back to Our Regularly Scheduled "Fun with LEDs" Programming

Fun with LEDs, from the Screaming Makers LEDs are one of our favorite subjects here in the Screaming Circuits blog. Between inconsistent marking and... Well, it's mostly about inconsistent marking. In fact (or maybe in opinion), LEDs are one of... Read more

Supply Chain - Again...

This is just getting worse, folks. The way our supply chain experts describe the situation to me: "There are parts shortages all over." That pretty much sums it up. The situation is unpredictable, dynamic and kind of ugly. So, what... Read more

Nationwide Weather Delays - and, yes we can quote your PCBs

Update, Feb 23, 2021 - It is getting better. We now have on-line PCB fab quoting for one week or longer fab quotes. Faster turns are available with a phone call or email (1-866-784-5887 or email sales@screamingcircuits.com). Faster turns will... Read more

Kasparov vs. Deep Blue, Feb 10, 1996

A Few Words from Sara Shepherd, Screaming Circuits Contributing Author... What the famous chess match continues to teach us about the limits of AI and the richness of our own humanity Twenty four years ago, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov traveled... Read more

Component supply - Is it panic time?

Is it panic time? If you know where your towel is, then no. But, it is time to prepare and take some action to protect yourself against supply chain disruptions. So, here's what we know: A fair number of silicon... Read more

Jered Stoehr named new Chief Executive Officer

Milwaukee Electronics, the parent company of Screaming Circuits, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jered Stoehr to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding his father, P. Michael Stoehr, who will serve in the role of Executive Chairman.... Read more

ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS MONTH - 100 years!

A Few Words from Sara Shepherd, Screaming Circuits Contributing Author... "Robot" was first publicly used by Karel Čapek in the January 25, 1921 debut of his play play "R.U.R.", or "Rossum's Universal Robots." January is not only the month the... Read more

Supply Chain Challenges are Back

Time to prepare for shortages Shortages and price increases are hitting the supply chain again. Some of the greatest effects are occurring in raw materials used in PCB fab and metal fabrication. Silicon components and capacitors are also showing increases... Read more