Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - pcb http://www.instructables.com Mon, 8 Feb 2016 02:45:37 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/
How to make a low-power Power Supply Unit from discarded DVD player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SMALL.jpg Qwertypat Have had enough of taping together batteries or making tagliatelli of wires to provide some volts for your electronic project? Yes you have !Instead of buying a new PSU (power supply unit) why not use a power circuit board of discarded A/V equipment or other home appliances. Many audiovisual devices...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:17:49 PST
How to Make PCBs Using Modela MDX-20 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-PCBs-Using-Modela-MDX-20/
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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 02:20:38 PST
Using Flex rigid PCB for GSM/GPS tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Flex-Rigid-PCB-for-GSMGPS-Tracker/
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 23:51:37 PST
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
Simple PCB Exposure Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PCB-Exposure-Unit/
Simple PCB Exposure Unit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/YE5I/IIQC9T82/FZ2YE5IIIQC9T82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/YE5I/IIQC9T82/FZ2YE5IIIQC9T82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/YE5I/IIQC9T82/FZ2YE5IIIQC9T82.SMALL.jpg ThomasK19 Sometimes I'm creating small PCBs, and always below Euro-size. For the design of the PCBs I use either Fritzing or Eagle. Since my designs are also fairly simple there is no way to have them produced professionally. That would simply be too expensive. Also a (semi-) professional exposure unit was by...
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Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:58:49 PST
DIY PCB track cutter (no glue needed) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-Track-Cutter-no-Glue-Needed/
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 13:48:44 PST
Atmega Alarmclock & Thermohumidity meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Atmega-Alarmclock-Thermohumidity-meter/
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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:33:40 PST
Designing an Expansion PCB (Intel® IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-an-Expansion-PCB/
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 23:45:43 PST
PCB mount holder for coin cell batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-mount-holder-for-coin-cell-batteries/
PCB mount holder for coin cell batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/LY4U/IG5GKR8C/FD3LY4UIG5GKR8C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/LY4U/IG5GKR8C/FD3LY4UIG5GKR8C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/LY4U/IG5GKR8C/FD3LY4UIG5GKR8C.SMALL.jpg jhoffnun This instructable will show you how to make a coin cell battery holder that can be soldered to your project, and will allow easy insertion and replacement of the battery. Gather the materials Mini fuse clipElectrical tape Small piece of thin tin, tin snips Felt tip marker 22ga copper wire, ~ 2 in...
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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 05:04:47 PDT
Compact Circuit Boards with Eagle ... No Etching! http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Circuit-Boards-with-Eagle-No-Etching/
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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 10:04:46 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
Touch Activated Blinky Badge http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Activated-Blinky-Badge/
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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:17:13 PDT
SPI to 4 x UART Bridge (MULTIUART) http://www.instructables.com/id/SPI-to-4-x-UART-Bridge-MULTIUART/
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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 05:33:03 PDT
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
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/
DIY a PCB board of Bistable circuit with eagle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/3VHC/ICFKPJPC/FZU3VHCICFKPJPC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/3VHC/ICFKPJPC/FZU3VHCICFKPJPC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/3VHC/ICFKPJPC/FZU3VHCICFKPJPC.SMALL.jpg maker_studio I want to build a bistable circuit with a pcb board but I don't want to send my eagle pcb to the manufacture factory so I DIY an pcb like this.What is bistable circuit? Bistable circuit is a circuit in which the circuit is stable in either state. It can be flipped from one state to the other by an...
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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/
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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/
DIY Prototype Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SMALL.jpg JackDavies I have built a number of projects that required PCBs to work as well as they do, I produced a number of boards for my Ultimaker 3D Printer project and I thought I would document the process of making PCBs from scratch! For the prototype stage I manufactured the boards myself as it would have been t...
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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/
Simple Home Made PCB layout Using 'eagle software' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SMALL.jpg hemaraj (UPDATED ON : 09/07/2015) Surprise for viewers I have earned pro membership for that i got promo codes & offers from these websites (adafruit, lion brand yarns, lumi, pijuice, pisupply, brainybits).Anybody who want buy anything from those sites Click Here there i have posted all the promo code whic...
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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-/
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
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/
Ultraviolet Exposure Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/TPR3/IG8BEZ7Q/F2NTPR3IG8BEZ7Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/TPR3/IG8BEZ7Q/F2NTPR3IG8BEZ7Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/TPR3/IG8BEZ7Q/F2NTPR3IG8BEZ7Q.SMALL.jpg Chris Meletis Hello, this instructable goes through the construction of a simple stand alone Ultra-Violet exposure box.Ever come across large and complex schematics or wanted to take advantage of ready PCB layouts included in tutorials and instructables? Well if yes, then this UV Box may help you solve that probl...
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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/
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/
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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