Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - pcb http://www.instructables.com Sun, 24 May 2015 14:30:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 PCB Etching Using OHP sheets http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Etching-Using-OHP-sheets/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 00:52:23 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M1NK/I9UDMC1P/F53M1NKI9UDMC1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/M1NK/I9UDMC1P/F53M1NKI9UDMC1P.SQUARE.jpg http://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
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
PCB Holder with helping hand http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Holder-with-helping-hand/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 01:47:06 PDT
How to solder SMD component on Awesome PCB or any other kind of PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solder-SMD-component-on-Awesome-PCB-or-any-/
How to solder SMD component on Awesome PCB or any other kind of PCB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/G1C1/I96WDV4S/F91G1C1I96WDV4S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/G1C1/I96WDV4S/F91G1C1I96WDV4S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/G1C1/I96WDV4S/F91G1C1I96WDV4S.SMALL.jpg AwesomePCB Step by step tutorial, with no steps to skip.Step 1 - What do we need?Step 2 - Fixing PCBStep 3 - Preparing for solderingStep 4 – RosinStep 5 - Tin - soldering SMD padStep 6 - Soldering 1 pad of SMD componentStep 7 - Soldering 2 pad of SMD componentStep 8 - Placement of the connectorStep 9 - Rosin -...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 00:30:43 PDT
Fading RGB Keyboard Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Fading-RGB-Keyboard-Light/
Fading RGB Keyboard Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/51OT/I95GSBGX/FD351OTI95GSBGX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/51OT/I95GSBGX/FD351OTI95GSBGX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/51OT/I95GSBGX/FD351OTI95GSBGX.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul Old electronics are widely available and can usually be recycled into cool gadgets and incorporated into other projects. This Instructable will go through the process of using an old scanner to make a fading rainbow keyboard light. The inspiration for this project came when I was playing with the ...
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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
Darkness detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Darkness-detector/
Darkness detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/6IAF/I8RRQQHL/FWQ6IAFI8RRQQHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/6IAF/I8RRQQHL/FWQ6IAFI8RRQQHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/6IAF/I8RRQQHL/FWQ6IAFI8RRQQHL.SMALL.jpg Mahitchima in this instructable we will make a "darkness detector", which will put on 2 led's when it gets dark.Parts needed: 2 x LED's ( Light Emitting Diodes). 1 x NPN BC547 transistor. 1 x 10k Ohm potentiometer. 1 x 38k Ohm resistor. 1 x 10k Ohm photocell. 1 x 4,7 Uf capacitor. ( not necessary ) 1 x Button ...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:37:15 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
PCB Electroless Tin Plating http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Electroless-Tin-Plating/
PCB Electroless Tin Plating - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/KGQW/I7SVUIOY/FU1KGQWI7SVUIOY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/KGQW/I7SVUIOY/FU1KGQWI7SVUIOY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/KGQW/I7SVUIOY/FU1KGQWI7SVUIOY.SMALL.jpg daverowntree This is the first is a series of Instructables aimed at documenting all the electronics-related activities that go on at So Make It; Southampton Makerspace (on the South coast, UK) Requests are more than welcome!On eBay and other on-line sources, you can buy these little twin-packs of tin plating ch...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:03:21 PDT
Ultraviolet Exposure Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultraviolet-Exposure-Box/
Ultraviolet Exposure Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/L117/I7CCGV7L/F80L117I7CCGV7L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/L117/I7CCGV7L/F80L117I7CCGV7L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/L117/I7CCGV7L/F80L117I7CCGV7L.SMALL.jpg Chris Meletis Hello, this instruct-able goes through the construction of a simple stand alone Ultra-Violet exposure box.A UV box is used to expose photo-resist boards in order to etch a printed circuit board for hobby electronics, it is not advised to expose or etch very detailed PCB's for it may fail to expose t...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:37:43 PDT
Cool PCB case for your project http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-PCB-case-for-your-project/
Cool PCB case for your project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/1GZI/I6MC3S4Q/F6X1GZII6MC3S4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/1GZI/I6MC3S4Q/F6X1GZII6MC3S4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/1GZI/I6MC3S4Q/F6X1GZII6MC3S4Q.SMALL.jpg DacianT Here is a simple way to create a nice looking product while only using PCB's (the PCB manufacturers will love you :) )Things is that you need PCB's anyway for your electronic product so why not use that as the case also. Component assembly For my Solar BMS project I needed 3 PCB's one for the pow...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:51:38 PST
The Easiest way to make your own pcb http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easiest-way-to-make-your-own-pcb/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08:09:11 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
Solar Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The idea of Iron Man's infinite power Arc Reactor is awe-inspiring and led me to create the next best thing..a solar Arc Reactor night light! How it works The solar cell charges a lithium ion battery during the day and at night the LED Arc Reactor style ring switches on.The circuit uses a LDR esp...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
Micro 555 BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-555-BEAM-robot/
Micro 555 BEAM robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The B.E.A.M robot concept was coined by Mark Tilden which inspired me to build this robot.This robot is based on a circuit design created by Manfred Schaffran.I've simply shrunk it down as small as I can to create this little B.E.A.M robot.It's self sufficient and light seeking, so it can be left to...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:07:28 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/
Soldering is NOT Rocket Science! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/UZU1/I5DSDGJE/F6VUZU1I5DSDGJE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/UZU1/I5DSDGJE/F6VUZU1I5DSDGJE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/UZU1/I5DSDGJE/F6VUZU1I5DSDGJE.SMALL.jpg gizmologist I've seen so many articles on electronic soldering that are either overly verbose and hard to read, too complex for a beginner, insist on expensive tools, or are just plain wrong, that I decided to clear the air a bit by going back to the basics. When I first started soldering, many years ago, "How ...
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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
Acid Etching Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Acid-Etching-Printed-Circuit-Boards/
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:00:51 PST
From Arduino and perfboard to PCB with standalone MCU http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Arduino-and-perfboard-to-PCB-with-standalone-/
From Arduino and perfboard to PCB with standalone MCU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/IBO5/I4PHL6IQ/FVYIBO5I4PHL6IQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/IBO5/I4PHL6IQ/FVYIBO5I4PHL6IQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/IBO5/I4PHL6IQ/FVYIBO5I4PHL6IQ.SMALL.jpg Marc_Escobaem This Instructable is a direct successor of THIS ONE. At the end of this build up, my TURNTABLE PROJECT is nearly complete (finally). The goal is developing a good looking and working PCB with SMD electronic with a working ATtiny85 + software!So, the starting situation here is a perfboard like shown ...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:46:22 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/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:42:36 PST
"Hello, World!" Build your first Othermill project! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hello-World-Build-your-first-Othermill-circuit/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:10:46 PST
Tutorial PCB doble cara. Método de planchado / PCB double layer http://www.instructables.com/id/Tutorial-PCB-doble-cara-Método-de-planchado-PCB-do-1/
Tutorial PCB doble cara. Método de planchado / PCB double layer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/O5B1/I36LHREW/FT0O5B1I36LHREW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/O5B1/I36LHREW/FT0O5B1I36LHREW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/O5B1/I36LHREW/FT0O5B1I36LHREW.SMALL.jpg IAP Este es un pequeño y sencillo tutorial para la realización de PCB (printed circuit board) o circuitos impresos (en este caso de doble cara) Materiales - Diseño de algún PCB - Papel couché- 1 plancha- Cinta adhesiva- Cloruro férrico - Taladro pequ...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 18:46:50 PST
Strain Relief - wire to board connections http://www.instructables.com/id/Strain-Relief-wire-to-board-connections/
Strain Relief - wire to board connections - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/6WWX/I34E0STR/F646WWXI34E0STR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/6WWX/I34E0STR/F646WWXI34E0STR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/6WWX/I34E0STR/F646WWXI34E0STR.SMALL.jpg hydronics I've struggled with appropriate wire-to-board connections over the years.Here's one of OMSI's mainstays that I've co-opted that I'd like to share: all you do is Step 1: add a hole in your printed circuit board Step 2: route the wire through the holeStep 3: solder the wire to the boardin this case it...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:11:43 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
Homemade PCB Etching (through hole parts) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-PCB-Etching-through-hole-parts/
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:26:43 PDT
Micro 555 timer circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-activated-blinking-LED/
Micro 555 timer circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/LVZU/I7MX2K9C/FK1LVZUI7MX2K9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/LVZU/I7MX2K9C/FK1LVZUI7MX2K9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/LVZU/I7MX2K9C/FK1LVZUI7MX2K9C.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean At 10mm x 10mm, this is one of the smallest 555 I.C circuits you'll ever see! 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 L...
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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/
Making a USB Game Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SMALL.jpg NextFab Here at NextFab, we designed a fully functional, USB game controller for Philly Tech Week. This project will be particularly tricky without some more serious electronics equipment or a local makerspace with the proper tools, but we thought we would post our walk-through in case you do have the acce...
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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/
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
Express and very easy pcb making ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Express-and-very-easy-pcb-making-/
Express and very easy pcb making ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/NBNB/HYTI2834/F25NBNBHYTI2834.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/NBNB/HYTI2834/F25NBNBHYTI2834.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/NBNB/HYTI2834/F25NBNBHYTI2834.SMALL.jpg Yoruk Hi all, As an electronics hobbyist, I need sometimes to create custom PCBs. You have a lot of different methods available for an amateur : engraving with a CNC router, etching with perchlorate, toner-transfer method...I usually use the transfer-toner method for my PCBs. But today, a little piece of ...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:09:01 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...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:28:53 PDT
How to make PCBs easily http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-PCBs-using-a-DIY-Laser-Engraver/
How to make PCBs easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/3RA6/HY12HN71/FTT3RA6HY12HN71.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/3RA6/HY12HN71/FTT3RA6HY12HN71.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/3RA6/HY12HN71/FTT3RA6HY12HN71.SMALL.jpg john1a Who doesn't like the idea of PCB home manufacturing? But who can make PCBs at home?Usually this defines the "pro" hobbyist from the amateur one...The ability to make PCBs at home is the Holly Grail of an electronics enthusiast because it makes possible the (larger) production of a useful circuit wit...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:26:55 PDT
Paper circuit board (P!.C.B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-circuit-board-PCB/
Paper circuit board (P!.C.B) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/V2V7/HXVPWWQ1/FXHV2V7HXVPWWQ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/V2V7/HXVPWWQ1/FXHV2V7HXVPWWQ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/V2V7/HXVPWWQ1/FXHV2V7HXVPWWQ1.SMALL.jpg aaaaoooo Many small circuits like MIC preamp , guitar preamp , FET booster , rain detector etc has few parts We can use a hard paper tomake them Here we see how to do that ..... Draw in MsPaint Make a small sketch of the layout in mspaint Draw on paper and glue parts Draw the parts on paper . Cut l...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:15:27 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
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
Easy BGA alignment with Laser-Cut Kapton http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-BGA-alignment-with-Laser-Cut-Kapton/
Easy BGA alignment with Laser-Cut Kapton - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/DLZI/HV9HSDHX/FAKDLZIHV9HSDHX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/DLZI/HV9HSDHX/FAKDLZIHV9HSDHX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/DLZI/HV9HSDHX/FAKDLZIHV9HSDHX.SMALL.jpg openschemes I recently enjoyed the experience of hand-mounting a 484-ball BGA, and found a great trick to make it stupid easy to get these things perfectly aligned and solder pasted in about 20 minutes. The chip was a Xilinx FPGA, namely a Spartan6 LX45T, and the board was the Spartan 6 PCIexpress card from Ch...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 21:10:18 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
Prototyping Circuit Boards with DrawingBoard Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-Circuit-Boards-with-DrawingBoard-Pro/
Prototyping Circuit Boards with DrawingBoard Pro - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/PATD/HU1RX9QE/FJCPATDHU1RX9QE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/PATD/HU1RX9QE/FJCPATDHU1RX9QE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/PATD/HU1RX9QE/FJCPATDHU1RX9QE.SMALL.jpg agaunt DrawingBoard Pro is a free windows 8.1 app for prototyping and archiving circuits on stripboard, perfboard, breadboard or PCBs. It is aimed primarily at hobbyists wanting to quickly sketch down and save their circuit ideas.The image above shows the main design screen of the app annotated with the ...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:32:32 PDT
PCB Hole Size Chart http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Hole-Size-Chart/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/SNR1/HTNO6RTG/FTHSNR1HTNO6RTG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/SNR1/HTNO6RTG/FTHSNR1HTNO6RTG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/SNR1/HTNO6RTG/FTHSNR1HTNO6RTG.SMALL.jpg vreinkymov If you're into electronics, you might give PCB layout software a chance. This is what I'm doing because I'm finding that larger projects just take too long to solder by hand with perf-board and wire. This chart is generic so it will work with whichever layout software you chose since the end-file is...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 01:05:38 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
Building an SMD PCB Stencil and Frame with Eagle software http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-SMD-PCB-Stencil-and-Frame-with-Eagle-s/
Building an SMD PCB Stencil and Frame with Eagle software - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/W9R8/HTC62CHZ/FXYW9R8HTC62CHZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/W9R8/HTC62CHZ/FXYW9R8HTC62CHZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/W9R8/HTC62CHZ/FXYW9R8HTC62CHZ.SMALL.jpg HomeCSP There are several articles that discuss DIY stencils, but I couldn't find any that covered using stencil with a frame. I make lots of pcbs that are 5x5cm or smaller. Since they are so small, it's nice to do several at once. Commercial entry level stencil frames cost hundreds of dollars. CadSoft's Ea...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:22:05 PDT