Screaming Circuits: Engineer stories


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

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


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

And just one more thing...

Manufacturing is a complex process. Few people would disagree with that. Quality in manufacturing is all about isolating complexities and reducing big challenges into a lot of little manageable tasks. Much of that reduction must be done at the manufacturer... Read more

Thanksgiving is over - How to prevent holiday induced design errors.

Whether you ate turkey, ham or squash, the feast is over. If you’re like me, a big meal and a holiday weekend make it rather difficult to re engage your work brain come Monday morning. Wait. Scratch that and reverse.... Read more

The work world in 2021

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That often used (or yelled by my Jr High School football coach) statement has always struck me as being a bit odd. I’m sure my coach intended it to mean that... Read more

A New Job. A New World - Stories from 2020

Screaming Circuits is open for business and for our customers, we’re hoping it is as close to “as usual” as possible. For us on the inside though, it is anything but. Welcome our newest employee, Geoff Byers who started a... Read more

Can you Combine Panelization Techniques?

Yes. As a matter of fact, you can. This example - our "You Do You" motion activated lapel pin for the 2020 Open Source Hardware summit in New York City, March 13 says that you can. You can find all... Read more

Yes. Even in 2020, footprints still matter

In designing my YouDoYou lapel pin for the upcoming Open Source Hardware Summit (March 13, 2020 in New York city), I had a couple of firsts. This was my first design using a lot of 0201 passives and this was... Read more