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Today in tech history....

It’s a no-brainer that we would not be as advanced as we are today if it was not for J Presper Eckert and John Mauchly—what? Oh, you know who they are. Read more

Inspired to Become an Engineer

Do you love your job? We pretty much live the majority of our lives at work, so naturally it would seem important that we chose a career that we love, just like choosing a spouse to commit too, you should... Read more

Is it time for USB Type C?

The USB 3.1, type C standard have been around long enough such that the connectors and chips are readily available. But, it's a more complex set up and may have far more capabilities than is needed in your design. As... Read more

TESLA’S MENTOR: SIR WILLIAM CROOKES

Sir William Crookes was the inventor of the vacuum tube, discoverer of helium and master experimenter. He was also a very spiritual man and often experimented with the paranormal. Someone as smart of him MUST have been onto something. Nikola... Read more

Fab Drawings or Assembly Drawing Standards?

It's not always possible to have all of the information needed for a successful PCB assembly printed on the blank PC board. When this is the case, we ask for an assembly drawing - like I suggest here. But what... Read more

A What?

I was asked to write a little something about “makers” and how they are relevant to what we do here. A what? The first step was to ask Google “What is a maker” and find out what I had just volunteered for. Read more

Ada Lovelace day, and more

Today, October 11, is Ada Lovelace day, and the day of the first manned Apollo launch in 1968. What do the two have in common, you might ask? Ada Lovelace is considered to be the first programmer, for her work... Read more

National Coffee Day!!!!!

Happy National Coffee Day! I've been told that much of the world economy exists only because of coffee. That's a bit of hyperbole, but I'm going to have to say that it's accurate hyperbole. @Atmel tweeted a diagram describing the... Read more

Just how Many Parts Do you Need?

Check out the specifics of our 10/10/10 parts attrition guidelines here. And, read the following to see why... Surface mount assembly robots are amazing machines. Not long ago, I read that the pick and place heads in the fastest, highest... Read more

A Day In The Life at ESC (Embedded Systems Conference)

September is usually a decent month to be in Minnesota. The snows haven't arrived, and the summer thunderstorms are past - well, usually. Last night, the lightning looked like a 1970's disco strobe light, and the rain was so intense... Read more