Consultant/Freelancer | Connector Geek
Connector Geek is Dave in real life. With 29 years in the industry, Dave still likes talking about connectors almost as much as being a Dad to his two kids. He still loves Lego too...
6 hours ago
The connector market boasts one of the broadest ranges of products in electronics today. This range of choice can be overwhelming, but advances in contact design are making this task easier for the modern engineer.
Advances in connector design are rarely revolutionary. More often, they build upon what has gone before. But there used to be connectors that were just a little bit... different.
The issue of single-use plastics has become a hot topic, with good reason. But is the medical industry an exception? We look at medical connectors and see whether it is possible to make them disposable.
What did electronics look like before the printed circuit board? Wired circuits may seem like old technology, but wires might be the key to handling the high data speeds of the future.
2 months ago
In my first article about the new decade, I looked at how the innovations of the 1920s have helped shape the 2020s. In this article, we’ll look even further back to the 1820s to see if technology has been influenced by inventions from 200 years ago.
Using the 7-step concept from Entrelec, I explore the key milestones to get the best from your design. These are planning, termination technologies, installation techniques, marking, testing & maintenance, power distribution and grounding.
3 months ago
The 20s are with us - the 2020s. What technological marvels from the 1920s are proving to be inspirational for the engineers of today?
Even Geeks can enjoy Christmas, especially when it comes to making Christmas trees...
Meeting the needs of customers depends on in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience. But in a modern marketplace that relies less on face-to-face relationships, how can we identify the leaders and experts of tomorrow?
What lesson can we learn from a failed space mission in 1960? The lesson that components matter!
11 months ago
While semiconductors are at the heart of the electronics industry, they simply cannot do what connectors can. In this article, we look at why connectors are the true superheroes of the electronics industry.