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How To Make A PCB / PCB Making Guide

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In This Instructable, You Will Learn That How To Make A PCB In Just 9 EASY Steps. You Can Make Any PCB In Your Home With This Tutorial, There Is NO NEED OF ORDERING THE PCB ONLINE WHICH IS VERY EXPENSIVE. This Does NOT Require Any Special Skills

Things Needed :-
1. Copper Clad Board
2. Glossy Photo Paper or Magazine Paper (I Used Glossy Photo Paper)
3. Copper Etching Chemical (Ferric Chloride or Hydrogen Peroxide) (I Used Ferric Chloride)
4. Iron
5. 2 Containers (1 Small And 1 Big) (Make Sure That The Smaller One Gets Fitted Between The Bigger One, There Must Be Space                 Between Them)   
6. Hand Drill Machine (With 1mm Bit)
7. Laser Printer (If You Don't Have Then Draw the Designs With Permanent Marker On Copper Clad Board)
8. PCB Designs On Your Computer (Make Your Own In Proteus Software)

 
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Step 1: Design Your Schematics And Print Them

Download Any Design Or Make Your Own. I Used Proteus.

Print The Design On Glossy Photo Paper Or Magazine Paper Using Laser Printer Only.

If You Don't Have A Laser Printer Then You Can Draw The Design With Permanent Marker On The Copper Clad Board.

Step 2: Prepare Your Copper Clad Board

To Prepare The Copper Clad Board :- 

1. Apply Liquid Soap Or Dishwasher Liquid On The Copper Clad Board
2. Rub Steel Wool On It Till It Gets Shiny
3. Rub It With Scotch-Brite
4. Soak It With Water
5. Finally, Clean It With A Cloth

Now Your Copper Clad Board Is Ready For Toner Transfer (Toner Onto The Board) .

Step 3: Toner Transfer (Transfer Of Toner Onto The Board)

For The Toner Transfer:-

1. Heat The iron to its Maximum Setting.
2. Cut The Design And Place It Upside-Down On The Board And Make Sure That It Is Completely on the Board.
3. Slowly Move And Press the Iron On The Board with Pressure For 20-25 Minutes.
cooldharap4 days ago

grt tutotal ... but i m stuck at printing part ... i have an inkjet printer ... what should i do ? i used express pcb to design layout ....

HM1522 (author)  cooldharap4 days ago

sorry, but u cannot do it with an inkjet printer, u can use a shared laser printer of someone u know!.

Thank You

thanks for the reply ..... is there any alternative way to laser printer ? i know its silly but at current situation worth A TRY FOR ME ...
nodoubtman4 months ago

After the iron,under the copper it's all black, is it possible that my
iron is too hot, the iron settings is before steam. What do you suggest?
thank you!|

HM1522 (author)  nodoubtman4 months ago

After Ironing, The Printed Tracks(On Paper) Will Be Transferred To The Plate, And After That You Have To Dip That Plate In Ferric Chloride.

gada8881 year ago
thanks,it's clear explained.
HM1522 (author)  gada8881 year ago
Welcome :)
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