Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - pcb - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:57:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Prototype Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacture http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Prototype-Printed-Circuit-Board-PCB-Manufactur/
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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/
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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/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/67KI/IB0MISGM/FHE67KIIB0MISGM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/67KI/IB0MISGM/FHE67KIIB0MISGM.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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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/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 04:13:31 PDT
PCB designing and isolation milling using only free Software http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-designing-and-isolationmilling-only-using-free/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:17:01 PDT
10Amp Linear Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/10Amp-Linear-Power-Supply/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 21:06:27 PDT
Fading RGB Keyboard Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Fading-RGB-Keyboard-Light/
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Fri, 1 May 2015 14:00:14 PDT
Design Your Own PCB Business Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Your-Own-PCB-Business-Card/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:42:46 PDT
Etching PCBs with Press'n'Peel http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-PCBs-with-PressnPeel/
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:16:34 PDT
PCBs without a printer! http://www.instructables.com/id/PCBs-without-a-printer/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 10:37:09 PDT
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
PCB Laminator on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Laminator-on-the-Cheap/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:08:12 PST
Soldering is NOT Rocket Science! http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-is-NOT-Rocket-Science/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:27:45 PST
How to make PCB at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-PCB-at-Home/
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:25:39 PST
The Nerd Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Nerd-Watch/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:54:17 PST
Making a USB Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-USB-Game-Controller/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:36:25 PDT
Light-Up PCB Pins http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-PCB-Pins/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:18:18 PDT
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - MCU Version http://www.instructables.com/id/Modification-of-the-Lexmark-E260-for-Direct-Laser--1/
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - MCU Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SMALL.jpg mlerman For the latest changes, additions and errata see step 13This is the second version of my E260 modification. It uses an ATtiny13 MCU to control the timing of the printer and make it possible to print double sided PCBs at home.As an electronic hobbyist and inventor I often need to make printed circuit...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:13:01 PDT
DIY PCB using Liquid Photoresist http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-using-Liquid-Photoresist/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:35:29 PDT
The Ultimate FM Transmitter (Long Range Spybug) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-FM-Transmitter/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:44:05 PDT
White Glue Release Agent for PCB Toner Transfer http://www.instructables.com/id/White-Glue-Release-Agent-for-PCB-Toner-Transfer-Me/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 20:31:13 PDT
Toner transfer for PCB : Flamethrower Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Toner-transfer-for-PCB-Flamethrower-Style/
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 21:07:37 PDT
Printed Circuit Board Production using UV Nail Curing Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Printed-Circuit-Board-Production-using-UV-Nail-Cur/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 05:40:42 PDT
Is the best PCB etchant in every kitchen ? http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-the-best-PCB-etchant-in-every-kitchen-/
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Fri, 2 May 2014 19:07:42 PDT
Double-sided PCBs with a laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-sided-PCBs-with-a-laser-cutter/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:05:27 PDT
How to install a Garage Door opener in a dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-Garage-Door-opener-in-a-dashboard/
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:04:20 PST
High Voltage Power Supply for Nixie and Valve Tubes http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Voltage-Power-Supply-for-Nixie-and-Valve-Tube/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:17:45 PST
custom adapter for tiny connectors or IC http://www.instructables.com/id/custom-adapter-for-tiny-connectors-or-IC/
custom adapter for tiny connectors or IC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/BU3G/HMEXX7EP/FG5BU3GHMEXX7EP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/BU3G/HMEXX7EP/FG5BU3GHMEXX7EP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/BU3G/HMEXX7EP/FG5BU3GHMEXX7EP.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi It happens that you find interesting pieces at local fairies. In this case I bought some LCD displays for 1€ each.  Since I wanted to connect them to a breadboard to make prototypes or test some features or codes, I needed to solder many wires to the tiny LCD contacts, or making a PCB to connect tho...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:54:23 PDT
PCB making guide http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-making-guide/
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Sun, 12 May 2013 07:05:02 PDT
Vinyl Sticker PCB - How To http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Sticker-PCB-How-To/
Vinyl Sticker PCB - How To - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/965X/HEXSMS3C/FGM965XHEXSMS3C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/965X/HEXSMS3C/FGM965XHEXSMS3C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/965X/HEXSMS3C/FGM965XHEXSMS3C.SMALL.jpg msuzuki777 So this Lazy Old Geek (LOG) is getting in to making PCBs. I’ve already done one Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/My-PCB-Making/ I still like to use Eagle CadSoft but my friend, OffTheRails2010 told me about a better toner transfer method using vinyl stickers. Well, I don’t know why they...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 10:35:31 PDT
Make 10 Etchants for Copper Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-10-Etchants-for-Copper-Printed-Circuit-Boards/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/DKMA/HA4M8KK8/FZTDKMAHA4M8KK8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/DKMA/HA4M8KK8/FZTDKMAHA4M8KK8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/DKMA/HA4M8KK8/FZTDKMAHA4M8KK8.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We show 10 ways to make PCB etchants using easy to access chemicals 1. Hydrogen Peroxide (5mL of 3%) and Hydrochloric Acid (5mL of 37%) Loses strength in storage but makes copper chloride that can later be used as a fully recyclable etchant. 2. Hydrogen Peroxide (10mL of 3%) + Sulfuric acid (1mL o...
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 16:00:54 PST
AVR Chronograph from concept to PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/AVR-Chronograph-from-concept-to-PCB/
AVR Chronograph from concept to PCB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/XY8B/H8OJETX7/FQNXY8BH8OJETX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/XY8B/H8OJETX7/FQNXY8BH8OJETX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/XY8B/H8OJETX7/FQNXY8BH8OJETX7.SMALL.jpg mofoya A chronograph is a device used to measure the speed of a passing object.  In it's simplest form, this involves two sensors of some kind that 'see' the object, some device that can measure time, and some output to deliver the data to the user. In this instructable, I'll be showing how I designed, pr...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:07:00 PST
How to remove and re-attach LCD Ribbon from a PCB with a Fine Pitch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-and-re-attach-LCD-Ribbon-from-a-PCB-/
How to remove and re-attach LCD Ribbon from a PCB with a Fine Pitch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/9FT7/H7432F00/FR49FT7H7432F00.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/9FT7/H7432F00/FR49FT7H7432F00.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/9FT7/H7432F00/FR49FT7H7432F00.SMALL.jpg chaoticandrandom This instructable came about from a broken LCD control module out of a modern VW Camper Van. The LCD module is part of a control unit which was virtually unreadable and a replacement for a new unit was £400+. It really was a no lose option, either have a go at fixing it or end up buying a new unit. ...
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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 04:48:57 PDT
The Etchinator - low cost PCB spray etcher (under $100) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Etchinator-low-cost-spray-etcher/
The Etchinator - low cost PCB spray etcher (under $100) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/MDLV/H73WY87I/FC4MDLVH73WY87I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/MDLV/H73WY87I/FC4MDLVH73WY87I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/MDLV/H73WY87I/FC4MDLVH73WY87I.SMALL.jpg cunning_fellow What/Where/Why/How? What is etching and what is spray etching? Etching is the process of eating away a pattern on a target material by using an etchant liquid that attacks the target material. The most common target materials are copper and brass. The most common etchant liquids are ferric ch...
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:25:24 PDT
Flexible Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Flexible-Circuits/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/CESG/H6DWVLCX/FKVCESGH6DWVLCX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/CESG/H6DWVLCX/FKVCESGH6DWVLCX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/CESG/H6DWVLCX/FKVCESGH6DWVLCX.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei I used conductive paint to make a simple flexible circuit that lights and dims an LED depending on how much it is flexed.  I used to work on a project that involved fabricating circuits on contact lenses, where we used micron-precision lithography to lay down tiny conductive traces on the surface of...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 21:30:17 PDT
Logic Probe with a Paperclip http://www.instructables.com/id/Logic-Probe-with-a-Paperclip/
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Fri, 24 Aug 2012 20:18:10 PDT
Soldering a LED to the 'Wrong' Side of a PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-a-LED-To-The-Wrong-Side-Of-A-PCB/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/EJ64/H5W8AJI0/FJ5EJ64H5W8AJI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/EJ64/H5W8AJI0/FJ5EJ64H5W8AJI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/EJ64/H5W8AJI0/FJ5EJ64H5W8AJI0.SMALL.jpg AndyGadget Why would you want to mount LEDs on the copper side of a single sided board?  How about if you want to mount a board directly behind a front panel with the LEDs showing through holes in the panel.  You can't put them on the usual side because the other components would stop the board fitting flush t...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:56:41 PDT
24 Hr Digital Clock only with basic CMOS Chips http://www.instructables.com/id/24-Hr-Digital-Clock-only-with-basic-CMOS-Chips/
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 08:34:15 PDT
How To Quickly Find And Trace PCB Tracks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Quickly-Find-And-Trace-PCB-Tracks-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/AR5E/H5JVORZ4/FRSAR5EH5JVORZ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/AR5E/H5JVORZ4/FRSAR5EH5JVORZ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/AR5E/H5JVORZ4/FRSAR5EH5JVORZ4.SMALL.jpg hertzgamma This instructable will show you how to create a tool that will allow you to easily and quickly find and trace a PCB track. Whether you are creating a PCB or you are modifying or repairing it - this tool will save you lots of time and energy! Stuck with finding a track on a multi-layered PCB? No pro...
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 03:22:33 PDT
Dry Film Solder Mask http://www.instructables.com/id/Dry-Film-Solder-Mask/
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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:33:00 PDT
New Terminal Connector Options for Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Terminal-Connector-Options-for-Circuits/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/4FKS/H4AGLD17/FFJ4FKSH4AGLD17.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/4FKS/H4AGLD17/FFJ4FKSH4AGLD17.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/4FKS/H4AGLD17/FFJ4FKSH4AGLD17.SMALL.jpg ProvideYourOwn A common way to connect wires to a circuit is to use a male or female header. While this type of connection is useful, it has two drawbacks - 1) a connector must be fitted to any connecting wires and 2) it isn't a very reliable connection. Screw terminals are often used to remedy these problems, but...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:21:35 PDT
Visual rain sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Visual-rain-sensor/
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Wed, 23 May 2012 19:01:46 PDT
Panelizing PCBs for Seeed Using Eagle Free / Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Panelizing-PCBs-for-Seeed-Using-Eagle-Free-Light/
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Fri, 18 May 2012 18:48:14 PDT
Toner transfer no-soak, high-quality, double sided PCBs at home http://www.instructables.com/id/Toner-transfer-no-soak-high-quality-double-sided/
Toner transfer no-soak, high-quality, double sided PCBs at home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/6SDQ/H1EMHYF5/FDR6SDQH1EMHYF5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/6SDQ/H1EMHYF5/FDR6SDQH1EMHYF5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/6SDQ/H1EMHYF5/FDR6SDQH1EMHYF5.SMALL.jpg dustinandrews Warning: There are hot surfaces, chemicals and possibly ill advised actions like you would expect in many Instructables here. You will also be running tape and un-approved paper through a laser printer. There is a very real danger of messing up your printer. If you do wreck a printer please comment ...
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:11:07 PDT
View Your PCB Design in 3D Online for Free http://www.instructables.com/id/View-Your-PCB-Design-in-3D-Online-for-Free/
View Your PCB Design in 3D Online for Free - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/3YP7/H0OIVHMC/FJN3YP7H0OIVHMC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/3YP7/H0OIVHMC/FJN3YP7H0OIVHMC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/3YP7/H0OIVHMC/FJN3YP7H0OIVHMC.SMALL.jpg Mayhew Labs Whether you're a first-time circuit board designer or you've been doing it for years, you know how difficult it can be to visualize layout, spacing, and relative size in PCB layout software.  You might have also experienced that uneasy "I hope everything is right" feeling when you submit your design...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:10:32 PDT
Easy PCB Holder (prototype) http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Holder-prototype/
Easy PCB Holder (prototype) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/AWEP/GWXCYFYT/FTHAWEPGWXCYFYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/AWEP/GWXCYFYT/FTHAWEPGWXCYFYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/AWEP/GWXCYFYT/FTHAWEPGWXCYFYT.SMALL.jpg bricabracwizard Are you fed up with crocodile clips holding your PCB and moving at the critical moment you need to solder a component or that to turn the board over you have to unclip and then reclip the board?  Well hopefully this instructable will be of benefit to you.  This device is capable of holding your boar...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:34:06 PST
Converting an Inkjet Printer to Print PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-an-Inkjet-Printer-to-Print-PCBs/
Converting an Inkjet Printer to Print PCBs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/32ZR/GU59Z17U/F3532ZRGU59Z17U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/32ZR/GU59Z17U/F3532ZRGU59Z17U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F35/32ZR/GU59Z17U/F3532ZRGU59Z17U.SMALL.jpg pourcirm SEE STEP 12 FOR NEW RESULTS AND AN ETCHING/PROJECT UPDATE! Recently one of my focuses has been to find a way to make the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) creation process easier. I like being able to design something based on what I want in a circuit and just making it myself on the random weekend. Whil...
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Sat, 15 Oct 2011 17:24:10 PDT
Visualizing EAGLE Edits with a Gerber Viewer http://www.instructables.com/id/Visualizing-EAGLE-Edits-with-a-Gerber-Viewer/
Visualizing EAGLE Edits with a Gerber Viewer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/K7FR/GQT21XJS/FY7K7FRGQT21XJS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/K7FR/GQT21XJS/FY7K7FRGQT21XJS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/K7FR/GQT21XJS/FY7K7FRGQT21XJS.SMALL.jpg westfw The EAGLE Schematic/PCB editor keeps up to 10 backups of your board and schematics, reflecting the board start at the last times you saved you work.  This can be very valuable if you screw something up, but I've always been a bit frustrated that it isn't easier to look at those files to see what cha...
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Mon, 1 Aug 2011 03:27:35 PDT