Making my own PCB UV exposure box is so much cheaper and very simple to build, yet is also a very effective way to develop my own PCB at home. The box was made out of MDF board which I recycled from a used carton box. Most people will just throw all these away. I just spent on the electrical stuffs that cost less than MYR100 (USD35) in total.

Step 1: MDF Boards

Here are the list of materials that I used for this project.


Used MDF boards cut into sizes

1/4" screws

1/4" nails

1 x glass

4 x 18W electronic ballast

8 x lamp holder

4 x insect lamp

2 x 2" hinges

1 x fuse holder with 3A fuse

1 piece of reflective paper

6 x metal "L" bracket



Used plastic foam

Glue nails

Tools used:


Plastic cutter





G clamp

Clean the boards properly and cut them into sizes. The size of the box depends on the size of the glass top and the length of the lamp. Below are my board sizes with 1 cm thickness each.

37 cm x 28 cm - 2 pcs (cover and bottom)

28 cm x 11 cm - 2pcs (sides)

37 cm x 11 cm - 2pcs (sides)

<p>Thanks for sharing, Bernard! Awesome!</p>

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