Screaming Circuits: Engineer stories

PROTOTYPE AND SMALL VOLUME
PCB ASSEMBLY MADE EASY

Buddy the Board Takes a Trip

All of our assembly work for Screaming Circuits takes place right here in Canby, Oregon and most of our blank PCBs are built by Sunstone Circuits, ten miles away, in Mulino, Oregon. But that doesn't mean that we aren't a... Read more

Halloween Time on the Assembly Floor

It's not about what happens late at night after all the workers have gone home, because they don't go home at night. At Screaming Circuits, our lines run 24 hours a day, six or seven days a week. The robots... Read more

All Done and Ready to Go! Or is It?

Most of what I write about here on the Screaming Circuits blog relates to DFM (design for manufacturing) and PCB layout best practices. Being in the business of prototype and on demand manufacturing (POD), we are frequently exposed to the... Read more

150 Years of Predicting the Elements of Electronics: Part 4 - Palladium

A Few Words from Sara Shepherd, Screaming Circuits Contributing Blogger... Welcome back to our fourth installment celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table and the elements in it that make circuitry possible. Today we take a closer look at... Read more

Those Who Remember Gray Code

Most people in the electronics world are familiar with the now quite old and trite pun: "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't." If you never had the privilege of... Read more

150 YEARS OF PREDICTING THE ELEMENTS OF ELECTRONICS, PART 3 - Tantalum

A Few Words from Sara Shepherd, Screaming Circuits Contributing Blogger... We hoped our previous blog posts (one and two) on the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table would tantalize (ouch - yes. we did that) you to want to learn... Read more

150 Years of Predicting the Elements of Electronics, Part 2

A Few Words from Sara Shepherd, Screaming Circuits Contributing Blogger... We return to our series celebrating the periodic table’s 150th birthday. As we learned in our first post on the subject, there were several chemists working to arrange the elements,... Read more

150 Years of Predicting the Elements of Electronics

A Few Words from Sara Shepherd, Screaming Circuits Contributing Blogger... A poster of this was likely tacked to the wall of every science classroom you sat in and -- if you’re anything like me -- you may still have occasional... Read more

Why Are We Here?

It's pretty easy to get caught up in the little details of the day and lose sight of what it is that we really do and why - like on a macro scale. (I really wanted to avoid use of... Read more

The End is Near - X30

Let me be more specific. The end of the year 2018 is near. Some might argue that with air conditioning to keep us cool in the summer, heating to keep us warm in the winter and an industrialized global food... Read more