Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - pcb http://www.instructables.com Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:23:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino 1-wire sniffer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-1-wire-sniffer/
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:57:04 PDT
PCB's: Can I Get Rid Of That #^%$! Top Layer Trace? http://www.instructables.com/id/PCBs-Can-I-Get-Rid-Of-That-Top-Layer-Trace/
PCB's: Can I Get Rid Of That #^%$! Top Layer Trace? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/J311/IDCXNACU/FDZJ311IDCXNACU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/J311/IDCXNACU/FDZJ311IDCXNACU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/J311/IDCXNACU/FDZJ311IDCXNACU.SMALL.jpg Stoneshop So, you've designed a circuit, and turned it into a PCB design, following this Instructable. Looks good. Except for that single one irritating top-layer trace. It looks like you could run it between the legs of one of the transistors ... Unfortunately, the design rules that make it easy for you to ...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:16:43 PDT
DIY Pyralux for Flexible Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Flexible-Circuit-or-DIY-Pyralux/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:20:48 PDT
How to design a simple PCB gerber file http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-design-a-simple-PCB-gerber-file/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 02:31:18 PDT
Fabricating PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/developing-PCB/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:36:03 PDT
Chemical Metalisation of Through Holes on a PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Reliable-Chemical-Metalisation-of-Through-Holes-on/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 08:18:51 PDT
DIY Cheap and Easy way to tin your PCB using soldering iron http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cheap-and-Easy-way-to-tin-your-PCB-using-solde/
DIY Cheap and Easy way to tin your PCB using soldering iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/1YI7/ICNNHR44/F3N1YI7ICNNHR44.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/1YI7/ICNNHR44/F3N1YI7ICNNHR44.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/1YI7/ICNNHR44/F3N1YI7ICNNHR44.SMALL.jpg Tanishq Jaiswal When I was a beginner in PCB printing, and soldering I always had problem that the solder isn't sticking at right place, or the copper traces break, get oxidized and many more. But I got familiar with a lot of techniques and hacks and one of them was, Tinning. For those who didn't know about tinning...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:12:12 PDT
DIY a PCB board of Bistable circuit with eagle http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-a-PCB-board-of-Bistable-circuit-with-eagle/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:21:28 PDT
Soldering tips and tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-tips-and-tricks-1/
Soldering tips and tricks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/VCWX/ICD7DPUE/F1SVCWXICD7DPUE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/VCWX/ICD7DPUE/F1SVCWXICD7DPUE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/VCWX/ICD7DPUE/F1SVCWXICD7DPUE.SMALL.jpg theVader75 This is an instructables to make everything easier. Tools -You will need a soldering iron (maximum 50w) or a soldering station, the gun has a powerfull electromagnetic field and can damage some components, and you can't use it for a long period of time.-Soldering resin is the best choice because ...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:30:50 PDT
Experimento de Fabricación de PCB hecho con Dremel http://www.instructables.com/id/Experimento-de-Fabricación-de-PCB-hecho-con-Dremel/
Experimento de Fabricación de PCB hecho con Dremel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/C91G/IC7HKW4E/FQOC91GIC7HKW4E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/C91G/IC7HKW4E/FQOC91GIC7HKW4E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/C91G/IC7HKW4E/FQOC91GIC7HKW4E.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 El día de hoy queremos subir un intento/experimento para hacer PCBs utilizando dremel y papel. La idea de este tutorial es que nos ayuden a terminarlo y mejorarlo, por ahora hicimos esto:Herramientas y materiales Dremel 4000 Punta diamante para Dremel Cinta adhesiva Gafas para protección Cubreboca...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:52:02 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
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
Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching/
Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/RJ87/IATH76GE/FMMRJ87IATH76GE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/RJ87/IATH76GE/FMMRJ87IATH76GE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/RJ87/IATH76GE/FMMRJ87IATH76GE.SMALL.jpg KahaanZ Things Required 1. Copper clad 2. Etching solution (30%hcl and 6%h2o2)3. Correction pen4. Nail polish remover Preparing The Etching Solution Mix HCl acid (hydrochloric acid )and H2o2 (hydrogen peroxide ) in 4:1 ratio.AND THIS IS ALL U NEED .*NOTE - the concentration of reactions and the mix r...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:15:38 PDT
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/
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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-/
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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/
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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
light sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Darkness-detector/
light sensor - 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 ) ...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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
Acid Etching Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Acid-Etching-Printed-Circuit-Boards/
Acid Etching Printed Circuit Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/KGVN/I53I5CC3/F42KGVNI53I5CC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/KGVN/I53I5CC3/F42KGVNI53I5CC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/KGVN/I53I5CC3/F42KGVNI53I5CC3.SMALL.jpg baelza.bubba I've been playing with the toner transfer method of producing printed circuit boards for some time now and I've met with varying degrees of success. This is a reproduction of my blog article that I thought that I would provide here as an instructable.Making your own printed circuit boards doesn't ne...
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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/
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
Hello World: Your First Othermill Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Hello-World-Build-your-first-Othermill-circuit/
Hello World: Your First Othermill Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/IWFB/I395KUWJ/FNXIWFBI395KUWJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/IWFB/I395KUWJ/FNXIWFBI395KUWJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/IWFB/I395KUWJ/FNXIWFBI395KUWJ.SMALL.jpg othermachine The Othermill is an easy-to-use desktop CNC mill that can fabricate amazing things out a variety of materials, including wood and metal. Etching printed circuit boards (PCBs) for electronics is one task it handles particularly well. In this tutorial, we show you how to make a light-up circuit board ...
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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/
Homemade PCB Etching (through hole parts) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/33MG/I0VONYCQ/F7Y33MGI0VONYCQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/33MG/I0VONYCQ/F7Y33MGI0VONYCQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/33MG/I0VONYCQ/F7Y33MGI0VONYCQ.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this tutorial I will show you how to make single layer PCBs at home. The chemicals that you will need to etch the copper are pretty cheap and widely available. But always be careful with etchants and do NOT use your sink to get rid of the waste later. Watch part 1 of the video! The video gives...
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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/
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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