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Using our Other Brain

Our brain is the central nervous system of our body. It contains over a billion neurons that dictate our bodies how to move, where to go and what to say. We use our brain every day because without it, we wouldn’t be able to function.

What people do not know is that every day, we use another brain, a brain that we use at home, in the office and a brain that never leaves our side. Cellular phones, desktop computers, tablet and all of our every day gadgets have brains and these are called printed circuit boards.

Printed circuit boards are thin boards usually made of fiberglass or any laminate material –

This is often used as the main conductor of electricity inside desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones and tablets. These circuits are held in place by copper tracks instead of wires making these printed circuit boards easier to place in different gadgets. These boards can go as complicated as they will depend on the gadget it will be used for. The more complicated, the more intricate these circuit boards are.

Why is it important to know what PCBs are? Every day, electronic technicians produce these boards for different electronics manufacturing companies. They design, they print, they solder and they test it out. Without these boards, we will be unable to use our mobile phones, laptops and tablets and other electronic device, as they will cease to exist. They all might look the same to the eye but within these circuits are wires that go through so many others.  They are designed for a specific gadget and which makes them very specific and uniquely designed. For more designs visit : pcbnet.


Like the human brain, printed circuit boards functions as the central nervous system of an electronic device:

The electricity, just like neurons, flow through the nerves of the board through the copper wires as this is what connects all specific functions. Because it is the center of all devices, the printed circuit board is well kept and protected from the external shell of the specific device.

Using our brain every day is what makes us human beings and the technology that we use every minute of everyday are able to function because of the extensive work electronic technicians put in creating these boards. Often times we neglect our devices and we take them for granted especially when one is capable of buying a lot of these gadgets. People often tend to forget that these devices; which are essential to our every day lives have been made by human beings with brains. The relationship of human and technology is seen as a symbiotic relationship; one cannot live with the other.


Knowing what our device is made of and how much intricacy is being put unto it is what one should remember the next time a person uses his or her gadgets. Let us all remember that they are just like humans, functioning, relaying messages, making humans lives easier and more convenient. Printed circuit boards are the main reason why these technologies exist.

They differ in size, color and wiring but they all serve the same purpose and that is to function as the devices brain. As humans we use our brain to learn, to act and to think critically and in this technological world, we also get to use our other brain, our other brain that can act for us and inform us. It only takes a millisecond to search something on the web and it only takes a second to put out information. And most of the time, we use our other brain if we want some things done much faster.