Instructables

Where can I gat cheap materails for setting up a etching station in New Zealand?

I have wanted to etch my own PCBs but didn't have the money. Now I have got a little bit of money and wonderd where the cheapest place was to get etching materails in New Zealand (preferabially in christchurch). Can anyone help?

Im in NZ and use Ferric chloride granules. I get them from element14
http://nz.element14.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=2106+204018&Ntk=gensearch&Ntt=ferric&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial
It comes from Oz however if ordered before 6:30pm oz time, it arrives the next day!
You need hydrochloric acid sometimes called muriatic acid, and some hydrogen peroxide. The acid is used as a brick cleaner. H2O2 can be bought at hair-care suppliers - its used as hair bleach.

Then this:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-using-Ferric-Chloride-etchant!--A-better-etc/

is a good starting guide.

Steve
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!