Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - pcb - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 10 Feb 2016 02:59:27 PST BLOX v1.01 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/
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:17:49 PST
MakeYour Own PCBs - Toner Method http://www.instructables.com/id/MakeYour-Own-PCBs-Toner-Method-1/
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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 19:18:54 PDT
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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:32:23 PST
Industrial-level quality PCB through hole plating http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-method-of-industrial-level-quality-PCB/
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 09:36:51 PDT
DIY Double Sided PCB/Circuit Board Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Double-Sided-PCBCircuit-Board-Etching/
DIY Double Sided PCB/Circuit Board Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/NJXG/GAPUWTQP/FKPNJXGGAPUWTQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/NJXG/GAPUWTQP/FKPNJXGGAPUWTQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/NJXG/GAPUWTQP/FKPNJXGGAPUWTQP.SMALL.jpg monstamusic This is the method I use to etch double sided circuit boards at home. I've been using various methods for the past few months and have settled on this one, which I find to be the most reliable way to get both sides to line up. What you'll need: Copper-Clad Board Iso-Propyl Alcohol (if you've got it...
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Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:34:44 PDT
Increasing current on 78xx series regulators http://www.instructables.com/id/Increasing-current-on-78xx-series-regulators/
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Thu, 2 Mar 2006 07:30:13 PST
Throbbing/Fading/Flashing LED with 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/ThrobbingFading-LED-with-555-Timer/
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Thu, 16 Jul 2009 18:47:50 PDT
Killer PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Killer-PCBs/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:52:33 PDT
Homemade double-layer PCB with toner transfer method http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-double-layer-PCB-with-toner-transfer-meth/
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Sat, 3 Oct 2015 05:53:36 PDT
Adding Custom Graphics to EAGLE PCB Layouts http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Custom-Graphics-to-EAGLE-PCB-Layouts/
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Sun, 4 Jul 2010 12:59:33 PDT
How to Prototype Without Using Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Prototype-Without-Using-Printed-Circuit-Boa/
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Sun, 23 May 2010 21:13:56 PDT
Fabricating PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/developing-PCB/
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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/
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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
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
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
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
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/
PCB designing and isolation milling using only free Software - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/7VAI/I9RLBMC2/FL67VAII9RLBMC2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/7VAI/I9RLBMC2/FL67VAII9RLBMC2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/7VAI/I9RLBMC2/FL67VAII9RLBMC2.SMALL.jpg ähöüokul In this Instructable I will show you how to design and fabricate your own PCBs, exclusively using free software that runs on Windows as well as on a Mac.Things you need: computer with internet connection cnc mill/router, the more accurate the better 45°/20° V-Bit 0.8mm drill bit 3mm endmill ...
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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/
How to make PCB at Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/SH8Y/I5BS8FSQ/FFPSH8YI5BS8FSQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/SH8Y/I5BS8FSQ/FFPSH8YI5BS8FSQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/SH8Y/I5BS8FSQ/FFPSH8YI5BS8FSQ.SMALL.jpg Engg_suraj Hello everyone,This is instructable is about "How to make PCB at Home" without any special material.As a Electronics Engineering student, I try making DIY projects which require simple electronics circuit and making PCBs.What is PCB?A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electricall...
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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
Tips to Great/Quick DIY PCB Etching you'll love http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-to-GreatQuick-DIY-PCB-Etching-youll-love/
Tips to Great/Quick DIY PCB Etching you'll love - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/W8GS/I3KC6YM8/F3PW8GSI3KC6YM8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/W8GS/I3KC6YM8/F3PW8GSI3KC6YM8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/W8GS/I3KC6YM8/F3PW8GSI3KC6YM8.SMALL.jpg BruceM1 BackgroundThere are many great instructional posts about various methods of etching PCB boards. Most merely describe the process, give a couple pointers but are not very robust and you may end up like me; underwhelmed with your results wondering why you wasted 4 hours on a useless semi-copper plate...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:42:36 PST
PCB etching.. with vinyl! http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-etching-with-vinyl/
PCB etching.. with vinyl! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/NAH8/I0W92I9H/FHBNAH8I0W92I9H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/NAH8/I0W92I9H/FHBNAH8I0W92I9H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/NAH8/I0W92I9H/FHBNAH8I0W92I9H.SMALL.jpg zack247 It's rather unheard of, using adhesives like vinyl as an etch resist. People typically use laser printers and transfer the toner from glossy photo paper, or they use UV lights and images of their circuit printed onto transparencies to develop a photoresist.While both of those methods yield proven, q...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 04:14:08 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
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...
By: mlerman

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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/
DIY PCB using Liquid Photoresist - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/40I6/HZB3KUPQ/FI740I6HZB3KUPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/40I6/HZB3KUPQ/FI740I6HZB3KUPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/40I6/HZB3KUPQ/FI740I6HZB3KUPQ.SMALL.jpg synthdood I have been an avid electronics DIY guy for many years now, and I have spent a lot of that time struggling to learn how to make my own PCBs. I have tried every technique that I have come across on the internet, from iron-on print outs to dry photosensitive blue sheets. Sometimes I was successful in ...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:35:29 PDT
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Modification-of-the-Lexmark-E260-for-Direct-Laser-/
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/1MLO/HYCSXVJJ/F4S1MLOHYCSXVJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/1MLO/HYCSXVJJ/F4S1MLOHYCSXVJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/1MLO/HYCSXVJJ/F4S1MLOHYCSXVJJ.SMALL.jpg mlerman For the latest version click here: Latest versionAs an electronic hobbyist and inventor I often need to make printed circuit boards (PCBs) in single or small quantities. Usually these are relatively simple circuits: an MCU, some input conditioning circuitry, some output circuitry, and usually they a...
By: mlerman

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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:28:53 PDT
The Ultimate FM Transmitter (Long Range Spybug) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-FM-Transmitter/
The Ultimate FM Transmitter (Long Range Spybug) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0PKQ/HXYG860M/FAC0PKQHXYG860M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0PKQ/HXYG860M/FAC0PKQHXYG860M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0PKQ/HXYG860M/FAC0PKQHXYG860M.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Have you ever wanted to broadcast your own radio station within your neighborhood? Ever get curious on where people get those "Surveillance Bugs" from spy and action movies? This small and simple FM transmitter is the toy that geeks have always wanted.FM transmitters can be complicated to build, tha...
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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/
White Glue Release Agent for PCB Toner Transfer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/78WT/HX7PAFJN/FX078WTHX7PAFJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/78WT/HX7PAFJN/FX078WTHX7PAFJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/78WT/HX7PAFJN/FX078WTHX7PAFJN.SMALL.jpg MrJohnHSmith After spending two and a half months of concerted effort trying various methods of transferring artwork to a copper clad board; I have recently discovered a simple, low skill method of doing so. The result is a transfer which looks like an art project, and is so simple that I simply must share.Here ...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 20:31:13 PDT
Most Simple Home-Made PCB by Toner Transfer http://www.instructables.com/id/Most-Simple-Home-Made-PCB-by-Toner-Transfer/
Most Simple Home-Made PCB by Toner Transfer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/9OGN/HDYZ7TBW/FP99OGNHDYZ7TBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/9OGN/HDYZ7TBW/FP99OGNHDYZ7TBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/9OGN/HDYZ7TBW/FP99OGNHDYZ7TBW.SMALL.jpg electrodragon Compare to Photo-sensitive PCB, toner transfer PCB require less tools, steps to do, also every easy to control. We finish this simple board in 10 minutes. Of course, we provide a very professional PCB service now, you can get a very high quality PCB sample from our this service. I have to say this ...
By: electrodragon

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Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:38:41 PST
Toner transfer for PCB : Flamethrower Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Toner-transfer-for-PCB-Flamethrower-Style/
Toner transfer for PCB : Flamethrower Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/81J4/HW4OI2E3/FH681J4HW4OI2E3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/81J4/HW4OI2E3/FH681J4HW4OI2E3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/81J4/HW4OI2E3/FH681J4HW4OI2E3.SMALL.jpg fmarquis Hello everyone!If you are a Maker interested in electronics, chances are you are trying (or tried, or gave up trying) to make your own PCBs. Going for professional PCB manufacturing may be a very good idea, especially if you are working on anything where reliability is not an option or if you need a...
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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/
Printed Circuit Board Production using UV Nail Curing Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/EZFI/HVCUUDML/FNUEZFIHVCUUDML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/EZFI/HVCUUDML/FNUEZFIHVCUUDML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/EZFI/HVCUUDML/FNUEZFIHVCUUDML.SMALL.jpg qthurtle This Instructable is to accompany a demonstration to be given to Ipswich (UK) Makerspace in May 2014, but might be of interest to any would-be PCB producers, particularly based in the UK (due to the sourcing of materials).It is a 'photographic' system, using pre-sensitised boards (4" x 6" at £2-40 i...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 05:40:42 PDT
How to waterproof circuit boards (epoxy method). http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-waterproof-circuit-boards-epoxy-method/
How to waterproof circuit boards (epoxy method). - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/CJ0X/HV9HODX2/F7OCJ0XHV9HODX2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/CJ0X/HV9HODX2/F7OCJ0XHV9HODX2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/CJ0X/HV9HODX2/F7OCJ0XHV9HODX2.SMALL.jpg David97 In this instructable I will show you how to waterproof a circuit board. I will be waterproofing a cheap RC receiver from HobbyKing, but the same method can be applied to many different boards. I have used this technique for a few years now, and never had issues with it.This will void warranty! Do at...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 15:51:23 PDT
Step-up Booster http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-up-Booster/
Step-up Booster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/HWNJ/HV0KZ11N/FXNHWNJHV0KZ11N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/HWNJ/HV0KZ11N/FXNHWNJHV0KZ11N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/HWNJ/HV0KZ11N/FXNHWNJHV0KZ11N.SMALL.jpg frapedia This is a DC-to-DC Step-up Booster circuit (Input 3.5V-13V) to 12VDC / 1.5A Output Introduction The schematic is from the www.elecfree.comI encourage you to pay a visit as there are lots of useful schematics to use freely.All I did was to draw the PCB layout and test the circuit which works perf...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 22:03:06 PDT
Is the best PCB etchant in every kitchen ? http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-the-best-PCB-etchant-in-every-kitchen-/
Is the best PCB etchant in every kitchen ? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/7VBR/HUPHN4N6/FY17VBRHUPHN4N6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/7VBR/HUPHN4N6/FY17VBRHUPHN4N6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/7VBR/HUPHN4N6/FY17VBRHUPHN4N6.SMALL.jpg Feynmaniac After a lot of reading and inspiring from Instructables for two years now I decided to step ahead and do my first Instructable on two subjects I particularly like : PCB making & The scientific method. Feel free to comment and criticize my work, I think scientific method is also about improving an...
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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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By: joebell

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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/
How to install a Garage Door opener in a dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/2TQ8/HRGP5YKZ/FG62TQ8HRGP5YKZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/2TQ8/HRGP5YKZ/FG62TQ8HRGP5YKZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/2TQ8/HRGP5YKZ/FG62TQ8HRGP5YKZ.SMALL.jpg Thomas_Murphy I had an issue... We have a Craftsman garage door opener, and two remotes. The problem is that the remotes kept getting lost because they had no clips on them. My wife's car doesn't have a built in garage door button, so I started thinking of how to make them easily accessible, and not get lost as...
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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/
High Voltage Power Supply for Nixie and Valve Tubes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/HI2X/HO236OMT/F3THI2XHO236OMT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/HI2X/HO236OMT/F3THI2XHO236OMT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/HI2X/HO236OMT/F3THI2XHO236OMT.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Since in last years nixies displays attracted my attention so much that I bought many of them, I finally managed to design a good power supply and my nixie clock is on the way... [UPDATE: done! read instructable here) With this circuit you can test a nixie display, or power a multiplexed nixie clock...
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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
Easy, Consistent & Cheap Toner Transfer Method for Single & Double Sided PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Consistent-Cheap-Toner-Transfer-Method-for-Si/
Easy, Consistent & Cheap Toner Transfer Method for Single & Double Sided PCBs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/K641/HKUD17E0/F7ZK641HKUD17E0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/K641/HKUD17E0/F7ZK641HKUD17E0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/K641/HKUD17E0/F7ZK641HKUD17E0.SMALL.jpg dodgey99 Yes, yet another toner transfer PCB etching tutorial - But wait! I've experimented a LOT and found the key to producing reliable results. The secret is in the execution, NOT the materials. I'm now producing 2 sided PCBs with perfect tracks on my 1st attempt. So, let's go.... What you'll Need - A ...
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:34:45 PDT