circuit boards

  • Jargon Buster

    As with any industry, electronics has a language of its own. Here are some definitions for some of the most common terminology you may come across on our site.

    3D Printer – 3D printer is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a computer model on a digital file

    AC – Alternating current

    Circuit – A complete and closed path of electrical elements including capacitors, resistors, inductors, transmission lines, switches and power source, around which a electric current can flow and circulate Continue reading

  • How to Desolder

    Once you have got the hang of soldering, you will quickly learn that desoldering is also a very important skill to have.

    What is Desoldering?

    In electronics, desoldering is the removal of solder or components from a circuit board, allowing you to rectify any mistakes or make repairs. In some cases it can be a crucial skill, that is even more useful than soldering itself. Continue reading

  • New Tech Makes Circuit Board That is 90% Recyclable

    Electronic waste is becoming more of a troubling problem with the global volume of electronic waste expected to grow by 33% in the next four years. According to the UN’s ‘Step initiative’ nearly 50m tonnes of e-waste was generated worldwide last year, about 7kg for every person on the planet, as old devices were discarded to sit in landfills.

    Even when devices are recycled responsibly, circuit boards in everyday electronics are based on reinforced epoxy glass and solder, which makes it hard for them to be taken apart safely. Continue reading

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