Parts Shortage

While assembling SMT PCBs for a customer, the line unexpectedly ran out of 01005 package size resistors during the production run. This was due to an error on the customer’s part; they simply did [...]

Cool Facts about PCBs That You Probably Didn’t Know

PCBs – Interesting Facts PCBs are older than you’d think: The concept of a PCB is 80 years old! The first PCB was designed by an Austrian (Paul Eisler) inventor in 1936. He used the board in a [...]

Mirror Mirror

A mirror can bring bad luck, it is said. In this PCB assembly challenge, it certainly did when a mirrored pad layout for a transformer made it impossible to mount the component to its intended [...]