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                              Lasers in space
                              Do you remember the first time you saw Star Wars? I was 12 and it changed my world forever. I’d seen my future. Instead of a car, I would fly a spaceship. Instead of being an accountant like my father, I would be a lightsaber wielding Jedi. Sadly, I turned out to be neither a Jedi or an accountant, but a humble PCB designer. Lasers still have a place in my life, though not in the way I thought they would. Instead of using them to blast holes in the Death Star.
                              The Terminator
                              With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), I’m afraid that Skynet is just on the horizon. Myriads of everyday items are being imbued with the gift of “intelligence.” The only comfort I have is that many IoT “smart” devices are so useless that there’s no way they could take over the world. There are three devices in particular that put Skynet class PCBs into items that should have stayed dumb. These include the HAPIfork, Sensoria’s smart socks, and the Juicero juicer.
                              Diode strip
                              It seems like as soon as I master some brand new technology, it’s time for the next big thing and I have to start all over again. Well my PCB designer friends, it’s time for you to learn the next big thing in PCB design, flex and rigid flex. In the fast growing world of PCBs, flexible PCBs are growing the fastest. The Internet of Things (IoT), wearable electronics, and flexible displays are all pushing the industry towards flexible and rigid-flex PCBs. That means it’s time for you to roll your eyes, let out a sigh, and start to learn the design principles for the next generation of PCBs.
                              3D Printer
                              It’s no surprise that you hate waiting for prototypes. In the time it takes for the test board to arrive you could probably invent a new method for fabricating prototypes. Lucky for you, someone already came up with a new method. New 3D printers use nanoparticle technology to suspend metals in ink (I don’t know how this works, so don’t ask) in order to print conductive layers. Just like a normal 3D printer, they can also print layers of plastic or other materials to form a substrate. 3D printing can streamline the design process, build functional prototypes, and optimize designs. All for less money.
                              Flexible circuit on PCB
                              The Internet of Things is a new category of exciting gadgets and appliances transforming the consumer market. However, developing that smartwatch isn’t as easy as putting it on. PCB designers are encountering unique challenges when developing powerful hardware solutions for these products. These PCB’s have to pack performance into a small space while preserving reliability and product budget. Thankfully, recent improvements to an oft-overlooked category of PCB’s have turned the tables on that challenge. Flexible PCB’s have emerged as the best strategy for designers on Internet-of-Things projects.
                              Round dial thermostat
                              By CircuitStudio, Apr 07, 2017
                              For the longest time, the humdrum thermostat was ignored by startups and hardware designers. Contemporary examples were lacking in features: read the thermometer, set the temperature. Nest, founded in 2011, set out to create a disruptive thermostat that turned this concept on its head. By taking advantage of cheaper, higher performing PCB technology that can fit into smaller spaces, Nest was able to introduce a “smart” thermostat, one that can anticipate your heating and cooling choices. However, only through efficient design and application of new PCB technologies Nest was able to create a successful entrant in the “smart home” space. Read on to find out they did it.