Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - pcb - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:04:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 Somewhat Complete PCB Fabrication http://www.instructables.com/id/Somewhat-Complete-PCB-Fabrication/
Somewhat Complete PCB Fabrication - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ZHIN/J0IEHXYT/F3WZHINJ0IEHXYT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ZHIN/J0IEHXYT/F3WZHINJ0IEHXYT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ZHIN/J0IEHXYT/F3WZHINJ0IEHXYT.SMALL.jpg throbscottle There are a lot of guides to individual aspects of making PCBs, but I have tried here to create a complete "start to finish" guide, in the hope that it is useful.A long, long time ago, I made PCB's by converting my schematic to a PCB layout on paper, using a pencil, then I would transfer the design ...
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:49:43 PDT
Modular UV LED Exposure Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-UV-LED-Exposure-Unit/
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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:11:53 PDT
PCB Making. http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Making-1/
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Sat, 4 Mar 2017 22:26:16 PST
DC Low Voltage LIght Sensor Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Low-Voltage-LIght-Sensor-Switch/
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Sat, 4 Mar 2017 09:56:58 PST
Build an ESP Everywhere! Kickstarter Special http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-ESP-Everywhere-Kickstarter-Special/
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Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:58:54 PST
Sponge Etching Method for PC-Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Sponge-Etching-Method-for-PC-Board/
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:30:38 PST
The Torch Which Switches Off When Its Dark! ;) My First Useful Invention http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Torch-Which-Switches-Off-When-Its-Dark-My-Firs/
The Torch Which Switches Off When Its Dark! ;) My First Useful Invention - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/9MFQ/IXUQQBQ7/FI39MFQIXUQQBQ7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/9MFQ/IXUQQBQ7/FI39MFQIXUQQBQ7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/9MFQ/IXUQQBQ7/FI39MFQIXUQQBQ7.SMALL.jpg RobotsMaking Today I'll make my first instructable, it's about my first invention too. My 'torch' is sort of a joke invention that I made because I was bored. It is completely unuseful ;) The torch will turn on when it is light and will turn off when it is dark. Materials The materials you need:- A 100K poten...
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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:45:51 PST
DIY PCB Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-Etching/
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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 11:29:01 PST
Hand-held zoetrope sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-held-Zoetrope-Sculpture/
Hand-held zoetrope sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/XC8I/IVO586Z5/FYTXC8IIVO586Z5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/XC8I/IVO586Z5/FYTXC8IIVO586Z5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/XC8I/IVO586Z5/FYTXC8IIVO586Z5.SMALL.gif joshua.brooks This instructable is a miniaturized, palm-sized version of the beautiful morphing bloom sculptures of John Edmark. The sculpture is internally illuminated by a high-brightness strobe to provide the animation. The spinning part was printed on an Ember 3D printer, and the strobe board was created usin...
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:29:20 PST
PCB Etching (prototyping) http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Etching-prototyping/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:19:01 PST
Prototype to PCB by using Autodesk Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototype-to-PCB-by-Using-Autodesk-Circuits/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:18:44 PST
LED Interactive Copper Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Interactive-Copper-Etching/
LED Interactive Copper Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/A4V7/IVA4LVTP/FYNA4V7IVA4LVTP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/A4V7/IVA4LVTP/FYNA4V7IVA4LVTP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/A4V7/IVA4LVTP/FYNA4V7IVA4LVTP.SMALL.jpg tommo_79 I created this project as a nice memento to mark the birth of my little boy. After experimenting with a copper etching of his newborn hands and feet, I decided to take it a bit further and add electronics.Each hand and foot etched from a copper PCB forms a capacitive sensor plate. An arduino measure...
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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 03:32:05 PST
Simple STM32 heart-shaped led blinker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-STM32-Heart-shaped-Led-Blinker/
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Fri, 4 Nov 2016 15:31:23 PDT
Rechargeable Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Breadboard/
Rechargeable Breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/3W90/IUYD6Q1X/F1X3W90IUYD6Q1X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/3W90/IUYD6Q1X/F1X3W90IUYD6Q1X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/3W90/IUYD6Q1X/F1X3W90IUYD6Q1X.SMALL.jpg nidalh How to make a cordless breadboard with built in batteryHere is how the final board looks like ... files can find on http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1860585 What do we need ? breadboard lithium battery from old cell phone, lithium charger module , 3.7 v to 5v step up converter Change the SM...
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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 06:01:00 PDT
How to Make PCB using Marker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-PCB-Using-Marker/
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:44:02 PDT
Stripboard PCB design http://www.instructables.com/id/Stripboard-PCB-Design/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:56:07 PDT
Laser Printed PCB's, Perfect and Easy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Printed-PCBs-Perfect-and-Easy/
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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:13:32 PDT
Led POV SMD PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-POV-SMD-PCB/
Led POV SMD PCB - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/MGUN/ITKJ6UV9/F8NMGUNITKJ6UV9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/MGUN/ITKJ6UV9/F8NMGUNITKJ6UV9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/MGUN/ITKJ6UV9/F8NMGUNITKJ6UV9.SMALL.jpg jyax garcia Hello everyone, I bring a very interesting project and I like a lot, a Led POV which creates the illusion of seeing a number of characters from a row of leds that are rotating.This project was created several years ago, and I share the idea to build.The first thing I did was prepared with 8 standard...
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:39:48 PDT
Following line Arduino PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Following-Line-Arduino-PCB/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:54:47 PDT
Collaborative PCB Intro http://www.instructables.com/id/Collaborative-PCB-Intro/
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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:11:23 PDT
milling small pcb's (using a big machine to do little things) http://www.instructables.com/id/Milling-Small-Pcbs-using-a-Big-Machine-to-Do-Littl/
milling small pcb's (using a big machine to do little things) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/ESKW/IRGZTN8U/FCOESKWIRGZTN8U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/ESKW/IRGZTN8U/FCOESKWIRGZTN8U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/ESKW/IRGZTN8U/FCOESKWIRGZTN8U.SMALL.jpg kidNeutrino Instead of a true instructable this is a series of notes that I am putting down about my experiences using a TechnoCNC LC 4896 to mill some circuit boards. I have been training myself on large bed CNC with about a 5inch Z. In the past year I started making my own PCB's and I thought it would be a w...
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Thu, 4 Aug 2016 17:47:45 PDT
Simple and Fun Proximity Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Fun-Proximity-Alarm/
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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:50:54 PDT
PCB Etching using Toner transfer method http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Etching-Using-Toner-Transfer-Method/
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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:36:15 PDT
SMART LED FLASHLIGHT - a tiny personal emergency Light sensing LED flashlight, made from available components and very simple for replicate itself in 20 minutes. http://www.instructables.com/id/SMART-LED-FLASHLIGHT-a-Tiny-Personal-Emergency-Lig/
SMART LED FLASHLIGHT - a tiny personal emergency Light sensing LED flashlight, made from available components and very simple for replicate itself in 20 minutes. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/2D52/IQ8SCZH4/F2X2D52IQ8SCZH4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/2D52/IQ8SCZH4/F2X2D52IQ8SCZH4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/2D52/IQ8SCZH4/F2X2D52IQ8SCZH4.SMALL.jpg Vitaliy_M How it works:The flashlight turns on automatic for 60 seconds when it senses that the room is dark enough.To turn on manual light for additional 60 seconds you need to push the RST button.The Light sensing LED Flashlight is invaluable for emergencies such as power failures or blackouts. ‚ÄčThe Flash...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2016 22:34:21 PDT
DIY 1GHz* Active Probe For Under 20$** http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1GHz-Active-Probe-for-Under-20/
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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:39:12 PDT
Intro to Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Printed-Circuit-Boards/
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:34:55 PDT
How to build 100 watt 12v DC to 220v AC inverter circuit using EasyEDA http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-100-Watt-12v-DC-to-220v-AC-Inverter-C/
How to build 100 watt 12v DC to 220v AC inverter circuit using EasyEDA - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/THMO/IOQ1LV0P/FZ2THMOIOQ1LV0P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/THMO/IOQ1LV0P/FZ2THMOIOQ1LV0P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/THMO/IOQ1LV0P/FZ2THMOIOQ1LV0P.SMALL.jpg vividz We all face power cuts in our houses or offices some time or another. At those times we generally use Generator or an Inverter. Power generators use petrol or diesel as fuel and they are noisy. We will not be discussing about the power generators here. Here we will be talking about the Inverter. Inv...
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Sat, 28 May 2016 02:11:03 PDT
Circuit Board Manufacturing Without a Computer Part 1: the Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Manufacturing-Without-a-Computer-Par/
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Wed, 25 May 2016 12:07:50 PDT
Circuit Board Manufacturing Without a Computer Part 2: the Etching Process http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Manufacturing-Without-a-Computer-Par-1/
Circuit Board Manufacturing Without a Computer Part 2: the Etching Process - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/QE3M/IOMP14LX/FAMQE3MIOMP14LX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/QE3M/IOMP14LX/FAMQE3MIOMP14LX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/QE3M/IOMP14LX/FAMQE3MIOMP14LX.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech This instructable is part two in my circuit board manufacturing series. This part can be used as a stand alone instructable about etching circuit boards. After the traces on the board are drawn with a permanent marker, all the copper around the traces can be removed by a process called ferric chlor...
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Wed, 25 May 2016 12:07:37 PDT
Circuit Board Manufacturing Without a Computer Part 3: Surface Mount Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Manufacturing-Without-a-Computer-Par-2/
Circuit Board Manufacturing Without a Computer Part 3: Surface Mount Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/PHF5/IOMP14UM/FV2PHF5IOMP14UM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/PHF5/IOMP14UM/FV2PHF5IOMP14UM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/PHF5/IOMP14UM/FV2PHF5IOMP14UM.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech This instructable is part 3 of my Circuit board manufacturing series. This instructable can also function as a stand alone instructable about easy surface mount soldering. After the circuit board is made, it still needs to be soldered. For this instructable, I will show a surface mounting techniq...
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Wed, 25 May 2016 12:06:11 PDT
Ferric Chloride Agitator for Circuit Board Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/Ferric-Chloride-Agitator-for-Circuit-Board-Etching/
Ferric Chloride Agitator for Circuit Board Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/INRP/IOIQSCA2/F6DINRPIOIQSCA2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/INRP/IOIQSCA2/F6DINRPIOIQSCA2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/INRP/IOIQSCA2/F6DINRPIOIQSCA2.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech When manufacturing circuit boards, the most popular method of removing the copper around the traces is ferric chloride etching. This process is slow, but can be sped up by agitating and heating the solution during the etching process. This instructable will show you how to build a contraption that...
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Mon, 23 May 2016 14:38:12 PDT
Design a Romantic PCB Using a Free PCB Design Tool - EasyEDA http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-a-Romantic-PCB-Using-a-Free-PCB-Design-Tool/
Design a Romantic PCB Using a Free PCB Design Tool - EasyEDA - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/EBC5/IYYT5IZT/FZZEBC5IYYT5IZT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/EBC5/IYYT5IZT/FZZEBC5IYYT5IZT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/EBC5/IYYT5IZT/FZZEBC5IYYT5IZT.SMALL.jpg vividz Have you ever tried to design a PCB for your lover or children or friends on a special day? Why not? PCB also could be an amazing gift which reveals your creativity also hones your PCB skills. Here I’d like to share a Romantic PCB designed using EasyEDA. It is a free, web-based and easy-to-use EDA t...
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Mon, 9 May 2016 03:59:57 PDT
Etching PCBs with Pickle Juice http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-PCBs-With-Pickle-Juice/
Etching PCBs with Pickle Juice - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/2G2J/IN9457H9/FKJ2G2JIN9457H9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/2G2J/IN9457H9/FKJ2G2JIN9457H9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKJ/2G2J/IN9457H9/FKJ2G2JIN9457H9.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison When I am asked a question about science, I advise people to do the experiments or to build the device and play it safe. It’s not important if your device works or not, it is what you learn from your effort.“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Thomas A. EdisonEarlier thi...
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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:08:31 PDT
Circuit Planning: Create a Dual Flashing LED Circuit on Protoboard with 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Planning-Create-a-Dual-Flashing-LED-Circui/
Circuit Planning: Create a Dual Flashing LED Circuit on Protoboard with 555 Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/ED9T/IMCFAHCN/FH3ED9TIMCFAHCN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/ED9T/IMCFAHCN/FH3ED9TIMCFAHCN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/ED9T/IMCFAHCN/FH3ED9TIMCFAHCN.SMALL.jpg sfcircuits The goal for this DIY project is to take you through all stages of circuit development that a company would typically go through when prototyping a product; not just a simple “how-to.” This includes: Mapping out the electronicsDesigning the schematicCreating a bill of materialsTesting a proof-of-con...
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:33:51 PDT
The ultimate helping hands http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Helping-Hands/
The ultimate helping hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0SYT/ILY98FYH/F690SYTILY98FYH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0SYT/ILY98FYH/F690SYTILY98FYH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0SYT/ILY98FYH/F690SYTILY98FYH.SMALL.jpg MakerBox I'm sure that most makers and electronics enthusiasts have encountered the dreaded cheap helping hands that continue to tip over at any and every opportunity, generally ruining the current project. i'm also sure that many of you have looked at better vices and helping hands, the problem with these i...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:25:57 PDT
Laminator Mod for PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Laminator-Mod-for-PCBs/
Laminator Mod for PCBs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/VLYW/ILBGSTLB/F2XVLYWILBGSTLB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/VLYW/ILBGSTLB/F2XVLYWILBGSTLB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/VLYW/ILBGSTLB/F2XVLYWILBGSTLB.SMALL.jpg ThomasK19 Now that I produce some more PCBs I have been looking for other ways than my past photosensitive PCB approach. Although this produced good results, it was a bit of tedious to create the negatives and also it needs expensive PCBs with a photosensitive layer. So Google got me to the heat transfer meth...
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Thu, 3 Mar 2016 06:12:14 PST
How to make a low-power Power Supply Unit from discarded DVD player http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Low-Power-Supply-From-a-Discarded-DV/
How to make a low-power Power Supply Unit from discarded DVD player - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SMALL.jpg Qwertypat Have had enough of taping together batteries or making tagliatelli of wires to provide some volts for your electronic project? Yes you have !Instead of buying a new PSU (power supply unit) why not use a power circuit board from a discarded A/V piece of equipment or some other home appliance. Many au...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:17:49 PST
Component Tester - Test almost anything !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Component-Tester-Test-Almost-Anything-/
Component Tester - Test almost anything !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SMALL.jpg baweja_akshay Being an Electronics student or hobbyist, you may have thought of getting a tester that could test almost anything "THE ELECTRONICS COMPONENTS, OBVIOUSLY!!"Now what if I tell you that you can have one and that too made by yourself under INR 600 only (USD 10).Coming upon COMPONENT TESTER so it can te...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:23:31 PST
Heatless (cold) Toner Transfer for PCB making http://www.instructables.com/id/Heatless-cold-Toner-Transfer-for-PCB-Making/
Heatless (cold) Toner Transfer for PCB making - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/GYCE/IIYZ3WRE/FH5GYCEIIYZ3WRE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/GYCE/IIYZ3WRE/FH5GYCEIIYZ3WRE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/GYCE/IIYZ3WRE/FH5GYCEIIYZ3WRE.SMALL.jpg simpletronic Toner transfer method for making PC boards is very practical and economical. The use of heat for the transferring is not. Large boards expand with heat (more than the laser print) and heat is applied to the top of the toner and not to the bottom contacting the copper layer. Too much heat melts and d...
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Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:32:23 PST
Atmega Alarmclock & Thermohumidity meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Atmega-Alarmclock-Thermohumidity-meter/
Atmega Alarmclock & Thermohumidity meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/UUKJ/IHCBQKGY/FLKUUKJIHCBQKGY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/UUKJ/IHCBQKGY/FLKUUKJIHCBQKGY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/UUKJ/IHCBQKGY/FLKUUKJIHCBQKGY.SMALL.jpg nitram147 First, let me introduce you my project. I made an Alarm clock with extended functionality & thermometer and humiditymeter. Everything started when my friend (who used to bring me some old electronic rubbish and I used to check if there's not something useful) brought me some cashing register display...
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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:33:40 PST
PCB mount holder for coin cell batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-mount-holder-for-coin-cell-batteries/
PCB mount holder for coin cell batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/LY4U/IG5GKR8C/FD3LY4UIG5GKR8C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/LY4U/IG5GKR8C/FD3LY4UIG5GKR8C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/LY4U/IG5GKR8C/FD3LY4UIG5GKR8C.SMALL.jpg jhoffnun This instructable will show you how to make a coin cell battery holder that can be soldered to your project, and will allow easy insertion and replacement of the battery. Gather the materials Mini fuse clipElectrical tape Small piece of thin tin, tin snips Felt tip marker 22ga copper wire, ~ 2 in...
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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 05:04:47 PDT
Homemade double-layer PCB with toner transfer method http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-double-layer-PCB-with-toner-transfer-meth/
Homemade double-layer PCB with toner transfer method - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/K6YA/IF9T8VD5/F2XK6YAIF9T8VD5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/K6YA/IF9T8VD5/F2XK6YAIF9T8VD5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/K6YA/IF9T8VD5/F2XK6YAIF9T8VD5.SMALL.jpg ArturS8 Home made Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are a great way to try out your prototypes before sending them for manufacturing. The toner transfer method is a simple way of making PCBs because all you need is a printer, an iron, some laminate and etching agent. However, if your design requires two layers,...
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Sat, 3 Oct 2015 05:53:36 PDT
DIY Pyralux for Flexible Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Flexible-Circuit-or-DIY-Pyralux/
DIY Pyralux for Flexible Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/AUGV/IDBHZBLO/F0LAUGVIDBHZBLO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/AUGV/IDBHZBLO/F0LAUGVIDBHZBLO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/AUGV/IDBHZBLO/F0LAUGVIDBHZBLO.SMALL.jpg tdonoclift Flexible circuits have their uses in many applications but the fastest growing application is in wearable electronics. I was originally interested in making a flexible circuit to be fixed to the circumference of an acrylic disc, so after browsing instructables I came across a very good instuctable t...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:20:48 PDT
Fabricating PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/developing-PCB/
Fabricating PCB - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/JXP7/ID77NEUN/FW1JXP7ID77NEUN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/JXP7/ID77NEUN/FW1JXP7ID77NEUN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/JXP7/ID77NEUN/FW1JXP7ID77NEUN.SMALL.jpg parths1 Generating a final printed circuit board for anyone's circuit or project is a tedious work, either print it which takes time or order it online which takes much money, This tutorial is about printing (the already designed circuit in eagle cad or any other alternative )the circuit onto a single layer...
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:36:03 PDT
DIY Prototype Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacture http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Prototype-Printed-Circuit-Board-PCB-Manufactur/
DIY Prototype Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacture - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SMALL.jpg JackDavies I have built a number of projects that required PCBs to work as well as they do, I produced a number of boards for my Ultimaker 3D Printer project and I thought I would document the process of making PCBs from scratch! For the prototype stage I manufactured the boards myself as it would have been t...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 06:11:47 PDT
A multipurpose business card http://www.instructables.com/id/A-multipurpose-business-card/
A multipurpose business card - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/PCNV/IBUXMP86/FWDPCNVIBUXMP86.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/PCNV/IBUXMP86/FWDPCNVIBUXMP86.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/PCNV/IBUXMP86/FWDPCNVIBUXMP86.SMALL.jpg Dimitris Platis Stand out from the competition with an easy to make (as easy as editing few lines in a text file) PCB business card!First impressions matter, but what about… the second ones? Say you have met a potential employer or business partner, awed them with your skills, personality, knowledge (or your intera...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:02:27 PDT
Simple Home Made PCB layout Using 'eagle software' http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Home-Made-PCB-layout-Using-eagle-software/
Simple Home Made PCB layout Using 'eagle software' - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SMALL.jpg hemaraj (UPDATED ON : 09/07/2015) Surprise for viewers I have earned pro membership for that i got promo codes & offers from these websites (adafruit, lion brand yarns, lumi, pijuice, pisupply, brainybits).Anybody who want buy anything from those sites Click Here there i have posted all the promo code whic...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:24:39 PDT
Make a proper PCB exposure unit out of a cheap UV nail curing lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-proper-PCB-exposer-out-of-a-cheap-UV-nail-c/
Make a proper PCB exposure unit out of a cheap UV nail curing lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/67KI/IB0MISGM/FHE67KIIB0MISGM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/67KI/IB0MISGM/FHE67KIIB0MISGM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/67KI/IB0MISGM/FHE67KIIB0MISGM.SMALL.jpg alibenpuff What do PCB production and fake fingernails have in common? They both use UV light sources of high intensity and, as luck would have it, those light sources have exactly the same wavelength. Only the ones for PCB production are usually quite costly and the ones for fake fingernails are a bit more co...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:36:28 PDT
Creating Circuits using the Silhouette Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Circuits-using-the-Silhouette-Portrait/
Creating Circuits using the Silhouette Portrait - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/ZJN1/IATH6Q6Y/FS1ZJN1IATH6Q6Y.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/ZJN1/IATH6Q6Y/FS1ZJN1IATH6Q6Y.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/ZJN1/IATH6Q6Y/FS1ZJN1IATH6Q6Y.SMALL.jpg BaltimoreHackerspace Today we will be creating circuits using the Silhouette Portrait. While this may not be all that practical, it is an excellent introduction to circuit-board layout. Sort of a "My First PCB" if you will.Materials: Silhouette Portrait plotter Foil tape (available at any auto-parts or hardware store) ...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:30:58 PDT
DIY PCB lab for under $35.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-lab-for-under-3500/
DIY PCB lab for under $35.00 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M1NK/I9UDMC1P/F53M1NKI9UDMC1P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M1NK/I9UDMC1P/F53M1NKI9UDMC1P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M1NK/I9UDMC1P/F53M1NKI9UDMC1P.SMALL.jpg silentbogo Greetings, fellow electronics hobbyists!In this instructable I am going to describe a very cheap and precise way of manufacturing PCBs at home.Unlike toner transfer, this method allows you to produce tracks as thin as 0.016" and is very useful when making two-sided boards(...and it does not require ...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 04:13:31 PDT