From designing his own mischievous gadgets to testifying on Capitol Hill and starring in his own Discovery TV show “Prototype This!” Joe Grand has lived a hacker’s life. I spoke with Joe about his upcoming keynote at AltiumLive in San Diego, “When Hacking and Engineering Collide,” which will focus on the lighter side of engineering and the benefits of thinking like a hacker. Can Joe convince PCB designers to adopt a hacker’s outlook?
In a recent survey, we asked the following question: What feature would you like to see in your CAD tool? Here are a few of the answers, edited slightly for clarity.
CA Design of Santa Rosa, California, is one of the country’s leading—and the most interesting—independent design service bureaus that I know. Owners Bob Chandler and his partner Robin Reynolds have worked together...
In this column, I will focus on our “home team,” if you will—the University of Washington. I counted approximately 163 programs in their catalog of electronics courses. I have pulled out what I think are the most...
Design For Excellence: Karen McConnell on Standards, a conversation with Karen McConnell
The Convergence: IPC Merging CFX with IPC-2581, a conversation with Gary Carter and Michael Ford
Why Does the PCB Industry Still Use Gerber? by Karel Tavernier
Emma Hudson on the Harmonization of Standards, an interview with Emma Hudson
So Many Standards Committees, So Little Time, a conversation with Leo Lambert
ODB++: Transforming Ideas Into Products, by Max Clark
IPC-2581 Continues to Fluorish, by Linda Mazzirtelli
Realizing a Higher Standard for PCB Design, by Tim Haag