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An Electrical Engineer’s PCB Proposal

What happens when you have two Electrical Engineering students and one decides to forever “connect” their love together, use a PCB. A PCB, or a printed circuit board, is used to mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components using conductive pathways, tracks or signal traces etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate.
Having recently started a project that required Mara to design a circuit board and have it fabricated. Bill, knowingly decided to help her out by getting the circuit board professionally fabricated by preparing the design to be sent off to Laen’s DorkbotPDX service. As soon as the email to Laen was sent with the design he sent them another email asking if they could add a message to the boards? They agreed.

The package arrived early and Mara was already busy soldering away when Bill came home. Laying the envelope with the PCBs in it next to her he sat at the computer desk near by and waited, patiently. Hours went bye and the torture continued until finally the iron shut off and she started to open the envelope.

What follows is the usual happy ending movie proposal; tears, kisses, everything you would expect. I don’t need to go into details. The bottom line is it worked; she said YES! She was so caught off guard by how I did it she couldn’t stop laughing for a long time after.
Read more in depth into the love story of Mara and Bill, see the rest of the pictures of the circuit boards with “Mara will you marry me” in the silk screen and the rings (Laen also threw in a gold PCB ring) on Bill’s blog The Mind Of Bill Porter.