Electronic Skin Tattoos Literally Bring Circuit Boards Alive

ard that comes in the shape of a temporary tattoo. Known as SkinMarks, these incredibly thin e-tattoos would turn a person’s skin into a touch-sensitive control, meant primarily for interacting with digital devices. If the invention works, SkinMarks could be…
How Should You Mark Your Diodes?

Current flows through a diode from the anode to the cathode — it will pass current only when the potential on the anode is greater than the potential on the cathode. This is mostly true, but not always. For the…
The IPC Hand Soldering Competition

The IPC Hand Soldering Competition supported by Advanced Rework Technology will be running on both days of What’s New in Electronics Live at The NEC from 9th – 10th May – www.wnie.co.uk/live This contest recognises the best skills in hand…
PCB Boards: What Makes a Good Fiducial Mark?

Accountants may have a fiduciary responsibility, but that really has nothing to do with PC board assembly. Change the “ry” to a “ls”, however, and you get fiducials, which does have something to do with PCB assembly. A fiducial is…