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Prepping for Supply Chain Issues - Alternate part numbers

So far, Screaming Circuits has seen little impact from the world-wide coronavirus outbreak. However, that may change as component manufacturer factory closures in the affected areas start to eat into the supply chain. Shortages could start to appear at any... 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

The Screaming Circuits Sunstone Circuits Open Source "YDY" Lapel Pin

Are you going the the Open Hardware Conference in New York (March 13, 2020)? If you are, you can get your hands on the Screaming Circuits / Sunstone Circuits "You Do You" electronic lapel pin. If you are not going... Read more

Edge Mount Rf Connectors

Some parts just look cooler than others. I really like the super tiny WLCSP (wafer level chip scale package) BGAs that some newer ARM microcontroller and power components come in. They not only fit the "smaller is cooler" mantra, but... Read more

Tip of The Day - For the Engineer's Desk

That one weird trick... Working at home can be a nice break, or it can be a chore. Regardless, it is a change and change can lead to problems or unintended consequences. When you set up your home workstation, bring... Read more

Secure Your Fabricators & Assembly House(s) ASAP

Engineers and designers are sometimes so quick to get their designs started and completed that they often overlook the obvious, who is going to build our boards? Every fabricator has different materials in stock, and different processes they employ. Work... Read more

THE ENGINEERS' DESK WALL CALENDAR 2020

Update: The calendars are on the way! you would like one, or more, just email marketing@screamingcircuits.com with your postal address, and we will make sure you get one. (while supplies last) They are large, and glossy and super dorky, and... Read more

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

The taxes, they are a-changin'

What's that? Sales tax on the Internet, you say? Unfortunately, very soon we will have to say that. Due to a recent Supreme Court ruling, the internet is no longer a sales tax-free zone. Actually, it never was. It's just... Read more