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Screaming Circuits COVID-19 Updates

Screaming Circuits has implemented a number of changes to allow safe operation under the conditions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these changes, as outlined below, may affect orders and delivery. COVID-19 imposed temporary changes to our terms and... Read more

Update on Wildfires and Screaming Circuits

Update for Thursday, September 24 The air is clear again, rain has fallen and we are back to 100% capacity. However we are not yet back to full-speed. At one point, during the worst of the crisis, we had fires... Read more

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE - AUGUST 2020

Monthly COVID Updates will appear on our Blog at the end of each month. To the Milwaukee Electronics Family: Autumn is upon us, and we continue to work at near full capacity with our staff at-the-ready in this current business... Read more

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE - JULY 2020

Monthly COVID Updates will appear on our Blog at the end of each month. To the Milwaukee Electronics Family: As July turns into August, we are operating at near full capacity under a new normal. As you have read over... Read more

THE STAR CHRONOMETER CLOCK - CHECK THIS OUT.

Contributed by Geoff Byers, Milwaukee Electronics A week ago, Screaming Circuits posted a photo of my father’s side project, the Star Chronometer. His invention is a clock that uses bulbs placed in certain areas on a printed circuit board to... Read more

Choosing Between Flex and Rigid-Flex

You're in the middle of designing a very small wireless data collection. The size has made it a real challenge and you've always thought that you could get another important chip or two on the board if it could just... Read more

Afraid of designing with Flex? Three reasons you might want to try

Until fairly recently the use of flexible PC board material (flex) was considered only for specialized or exotic applications. As tends to happen with advanced technology, the "mainstream" has caught wind of flex. With so many Internet of Things (IoT)... Read more

PCB Choices: THROUGH-HOLE OR SURFACE MOUNT?

Should folks building small numbers of circuit boards use surface-mount parts, or should they stick with through-hole components that are so much easier to handle and solder (not to mention see)? I spend my days and nights surrounded by printed... Read more

Five Misconceptions About Solder Mask

Before parts are added, a typical printed circuit board (PCB) has four ingredients: substrate, metal, solder mask, and silkscreen. Each of those four ingredients comes in a host of variations, and each has varying degrees of “requiredness.” All four should... Read more

Bulletin - Screaming Circuits COVID-19 Impact and Response

This article will be continually updated with our most current status. Screaming Circuits is open to support your manufacturing needs. As of June 2, 2020: Important but unchanged: We delivering orders on-time 98% of the time Our factory is up... Read more