History of Circuit Boards

The Beginning of the Twentieth Century

The History of Circuit Boards dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Albert Hanson, a German scientist, and inventor, first described the use of multiple layers of foil conductors laminated to an insulating board in 1903.

In 1927, Charles Ducas’s circuit method placed an electronic…

The Purpose of Ground Wires plays a critical role with safety. Especially considering that our electrical products and devicdes serve daily lives.

Grounding, often referred to as earthing, is a connection of an electrical system to the ground. …


Prototype! A well working Prototype!

To continue our discussion on New Product Development by building “Building a Better Mousetrap”, let’s explore creating a prototype.

When starting out with a brand new product, perfecting a working model is crucial. Yet, establishing a fully functioning prototype does not necessarily…


Basics of Grounding Wires

In an electrical current, there are many pieces that come together to make a circuit run smoothly. One essential part of an electrical circuit is a grounding wire. A grounding wire acts as a shock absorber. Taking on excess electrical charges and safely transport them in a process…


What is a Grounding Wire?

The process is simple: pick up a cord, plug it in, and voila — the light is turned on, the computer is charging, or the toaster makes toast. From a user’s perspective, the process of using an electrical outlet to power our devices seems pretty straightforward. What we don’t see…


Avoiding Grief and Pain When Using Your Soldering Iron

In a previous blog post, we discussed soldering safety tips. Our team brings over 100 years of experience with soldering circuit boards. Over the years, we have learned the best practices on how to efficiently and safely solder a variety of electrical…


Custom ground wires are made-to-order when you use the Ground Wire Configurator from Falconer Electronics. This on-line resource provides instant quotes and all you have to do is answer a few questions on your screen. Just follow the Ground Wire Configurator’s prompts and select your answers from the…


Looking for an electrical engineer to help you create your new product?

Recently, we discussed “Building the Better Mouse Trap“. So let’s just say that you have a brilliant new product in mind. A solution that customers will love!

It’s now time to move forward with your…

The best inventions — and often the simplest — become, so seamlessly, a major part of our lives. Even without us ever stopping to take notice. Think of the hundreds of items you use daily — an alarm clock, a toothbrush, a toaster, backpacks. You probably do not stop very…


Custom ground straps are made to order with instant quotes when you use the Ground Strap Configurator from Falconer Electronics. This on-line tool makes it easy to find a custom ground strap because all you have to do is answer a few questions on your screen. There are…

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