Duane Benson

Screaming Circuits blog author

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As a mostly self-taught hardware designer, I started my career by disassembling small household appliances. That, and, as a five-year old, reading my dad's electronics text books for fun. In the 1980s (yes, time does go back that far), I started hardware in earnest by designing audio equipment to listen for termites and wood-boring bees. I then got some "formal" education in software.

By day, I'm the Marketing Manager and Chief Technology Officer for Screaming Circuits. In my spare time, I use advanced microcontrollers, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and a wide range of sensors to create my robotics hobby projects.

A Look at TinyFPGA Boards

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TinyFPGA boards offer an inexpensive way for 'microcontroller jockeys' to get an introduction to the world of FPGAs

Missing Devices and Haunted During a Night at Work, An Engineer’s Story of Survival

Monday, October 23, 2017

Stolen stepper motors and laptops, and an alarm system that remained quiet. Who was this undetected thief?

Continuing Experiments with Silego's GPAK Device

Friday, April 21, 2017

It's been nearly a year since I've spent any time writing about my Raspberry Pi Zero LiPoly charger / power supply design. Nonetheless, I have moved this project forward during that time.

Manufacturing for Makers: Keeping Costs Down

Friday, March 27, 2015

Creating a QFN Custom Stencil Layer in Eagle

Friday, December 30, 2011

Major Major Standards Standards

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Small Open Vias under a QFN

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

That Final Check...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nightmare on BGA Street

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thermal Mass

Saturday, January 22, 2011