Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - pcb - electronics http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:49:20 PST BLOX v1.01 Tips to Great/Quick DIY PCB Etching you'll love http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-to-GreatQuick-DIY-PCB-Etching-youll-love/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:42:36 PST
Dark activated blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-activated-blinking-LED/
Dark activated blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The Idea So far this has just been a project of mine to shrink down a 555 timer circuit as small as I can using micro electronics.It has later evolved into making the circuit dark activated, and now the idea is to use a UV LED in a solar jar & have a solar cell charge the battery during the day....
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:19:20 PDT
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
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
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
Prototyping Circuit Boards with DrawingBoard Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-Circuit-Boards-with-DrawingBoard-Pro/
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:32:32 PDT
2-Layer Circuit Boards Using Laser Cutter / Chemical Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Layer-Circuit-Boards-Using-Laser-Cutter-Chemic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SZ67/HFSHW7FZ/FYXSZ67HFSHW7FZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SZ67/HFSHW7FZ/FYXSZ67HFSHW7FZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SZ67/HFSHW7FZ/FYXSZ67HFSHW7FZ.SMALL.jpg nothinglabs I've kind of been obsessed with trying to make circuit boards on my laser cutter since I got it.  Other people had already done this by using spray paint as resist - then laser-etching the paint off non-trace portions of the board.  This process still requires chemical etching - which I've been tryi...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 23:10:13 PDT
PCB prototyping - a tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-prototyping-a-tutorial/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/PHB1/HFPTEKRN/F3UPHB1HFPTEKRN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/PHB1/HFPTEKRN/F3UPHB1HFPTEKRN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/PHB1/HFPTEKRN/F3UPHB1HFPTEKRN.SMALL.jpg Candymanproductions Here's a little PCB prototyping tutorial I've made, Enjoy!
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 06:21:23 PDT
Laser Cut Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Circuit-Boards/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/45TY/HAVGKLUB/F7T45TYHAVGKLUB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/45TY/HAVGKLUB/F7T45TYHAVGKLUB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/45TY/HAVGKLUB/F7T45TYHAVGKLUB.SMALL.jpg nothinglabs Yes - you can make circuit boards on your 40-watt CO2 laser cutter without etching! Quick summary (step-by-step / more details in video): 1. Attach .001" steel shim to cast acrylic sheet with mounting tape (leave paper backing on acrylic) 2. Cut out though-holes and board itself at 6.5 mm/s (2 pass...
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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:23:55 PST
Making Board(PCBs) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-BoardPCBs/
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Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:22:13 PST
AVR Chronograph from concept to PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/AVR-Chronograph-from-concept-to-PCB/
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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:07:00 PST
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
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
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
Easy PCB Holder (prototype) http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Holder-prototype/
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 1 Aug 2011 03:27:35 PDT
Motion activated dropping spider, low cost, no programming http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-motion-detecting-prop-dropper/
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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 22:26:34 PDT
DIY Etch Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Etch-Tank/
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Wed, 7 Jul 2010 10:00:30 PDT
Killer PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Killer-PCBs/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:52:33 PDT
The return of the dead flatbed scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/The-return-of-the-dead-flatbed-scanner/
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