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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

Temporary Suspension of Delivery Guarantee

As promised, Screaming Circuits has kept a close watch on the spread of the Coronavirus and its impact on the world of electronics manufacturing. The situation is changing rapidly and we now need to make some adjustments to keep our... Read more

Prepping - Risk Mitigation

As of this writing, Screaming Circuits has not seen much impact from Coronavirus caused supply chain issues. However, we are keeping a close eye on the situation and have a graduated response plan. Our objective is to minimize the impact... Read more

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