Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - pcb http://www.instructables.com Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:41:55 PST BLOX v1.01 Tips to Great/Quick DIY PCB Etching you'll love http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-to-GreatQuick-DIY-PCB-Etching-youll-love/
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!" 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
Dark activated blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-activated-blinking-LED/
Dark activated blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The Idea So far this has just been a project of mine to shrink down a 555 timer circuit as small as I can using micro electronics.It has later evolved into making the circuit dark activated, and now the idea is to use a UV LED in a solar jar & have a solar cell charge the battery during the day....
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:19:20 PDT
Making a USB Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-USB-Game-Controller/
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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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-/
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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/
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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
The Extension of DIY Clock :Electronic Calender of Pen Holder Shape http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Extension-of-DIY-Clock-Electronic-Calender-of-/
The Extension of DIY Clock :Electronic Calender of Pen Holder Shape - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/KIDN/HT9AWV9T/FI9KIDNHT9AWV9T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/KIDN/HT9AWV9T/FI9KIDNHT9AWV9T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/KIDN/HT9AWV9T/FI9KIDNHT9AWV9T.SMALL.jpg ICStation Today ICStation Team introduce you the amazing calendar. You may say there is nothing special from the front of the picture.But this calendar can display apart from year, month, day, week, hour, minute, second and also the real temperature.And I still think the information is not enough, so I add th...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:44:12 PDT
Simple Stepper Motor Driver For Arduino CNC Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Stepper-Motor-Driver-For-CNC-Projects/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:37:15 PDT
Making double side boards in reflow oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-double-side-boards-in-reflow-oven/
Making double side boards in reflow oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/WNXH/HSICZ851/FA8WNXHHSICZ851.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/WNXH/HSICZ851/FA8WNXHHSICZ851.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/WNXH/HSICZ851/FA8WNXHHSICZ851.SMALL.jpg ecobra After learning how to make PCB Boards at a class at #MakerPlace I started making a lot of little inventions primarily for my electric cars I recently got a reflow oven for $250 (awesome) and have been using it for my prototyping. Many of my boards are double sided and I came up with the idea of us...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 08:44:08 PST
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 JigMcFigg 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
The Introduction of XL6009 Step-up Power Module DC-DC Converter http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Introduction-of-XL6009-Step-up-Power-Module-DC/
The Introduction of XL6009 Step-up Power Module DC-DC Converter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/0UR8/HQCPML31/FC30UR8HQCPML31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/0UR8/HQCPML31/FC30UR8HQCPML31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/0UR8/HQCPML31/FC30UR8HQCPML31.SMALL.jpg ICStation ICStation team have developed this new product-XL6009 Step-up Power Module recently.We share the knowledge of this product in details and show you the actual testing results with the digital storage oscilloscope.You could find the information about applicable occasion, feature,function,diagram, and ...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:57:03 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
Simple Cheap VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cheap-VU-Meter/
Simple Cheap VU Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/3IPB/HNT43KLW/F0D3IPBHNT43KLW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/3IPB/HNT43KLW/F0D3IPBHNT43KLW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/3IPB/HNT43KLW/F0D3IPBHNT43KLW.SMALL.jpg TSJWang I've been wanting to post this for a while but I never had the time. Here is the original. Basically, a while ago I wanted to make a VU meter (because they are awesome). I went through multiple designs, and this one was the one that I liked the most. So far, I have not found any other VU circuit a...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:05:06 PST
SERVO DRIVER / TESTER (IC4001) http://www.instructables.com/id/SERVO-DRIVER-4001/
SERVO DRIVER / TESTER (IC4001) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/FDZF/HV3Q450A/F40FDZFHV3Q450A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/FDZF/HV3Q450A/F40FDZFHV3Q450A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/FDZF/HV3Q450A/F40FDZFHV3Q450A.SMALL.jpg frapedia SERVO DRIVER (one axes real time position) This is a circuit made long time ago but serve me well with no problems at all. The circuit here it's been used to rotate a mini camera which have been placed into a plexiglass enclosure for waterproofing purposes. It can be used for 90/180 degrees and co...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:14:48 PDT
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
My first PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/My-first-PCB/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/N3PR/HLZRQVQB/FOCN3PRHLZRQVQB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/N3PR/HLZRQVQB/FOCN3PRHLZRQVQB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/N3PR/HLZRQVQB/FOCN3PRHLZRQVQB.SMALL.jpg misaq2 This is my first PCB I made recently (August 2013). I designed the circuit using Proteus(tm) software and etched the board with traditional(!) ironing method. some electronics guys said I had chosen the tracks too narrow and the circuit components too sparse! I will correct it in next projects.
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:01:11 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
QCB: QUICK CIRCUIT BOARD http://www.instructables.com/id/QCB-QUICK-CIRCUIT-BOARD/
QCB: QUICK CIRCUIT BOARD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/BDWR/HKHPOIW0/FVDBDWRHKHPOIW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/BDWR/HKHPOIW0/FVDBDWRHKHPOIW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/BDWR/HKHPOIW0/FVDBDWRHKHPOIW0.SMALL.jpg Captain Vyom QCB stands for Quick Circuit Board. The concept of QCB is based on scoring the non-connections rather than laboriously draw connections on the copper clad board. The complexity of technology of making traditional PCBs can be virtually reduced to pencil and paper technology using QCB. Though very co...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 14:56:57 PDT
Universal programmer for AVR's and S51 plus ZIF socket ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-programmer-for-AVRs-and-S51-plus-ZIF-so/
Universal programmer for AVR's and S51 plus ZIF socket ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/07H4/HJZ86GDO/F6T07H4HJZ86GDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/07H4/HJZ86GDO/F6T07H4HJZ86GDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/07H4/HJZ86GDO/F6T07H4HJZ86GDO.SMALL.jpg armstk180 This programmer has been designed by the company and has been produced at least 2500PCS of this and it's quite tested and standards and now we don't manufacture this version any more , here is the link product (Sorry only Farsi was available) Universal AVR programmer Notice: This programmer PCB and...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:04:26 PDT
Digital Calendar Clock made from CMOS Chips http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Calendar-Clock-made-from-CMOS-Chips/
Digital Calendar Clock made from CMOS Chips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/7FA8/HK1DFYE5/F7E7FA8HK1DFYE5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/7FA8/HK1DFYE5/F7E7FA8HK1DFYE5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/7FA8/HK1DFYE5/F7E7FA8HK1DFYE5.SMALL.jpg Mattosx This is a continuation of my 24 hr clock from 2012. I organically intended to include these circuits, but ran out of time (and PCB board space) to get it done. This is what it does: 1) It keeps track of the day of the week with 7 separate LEDs. The weekend LEDs are a different color :) 2) It keeps...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:07:25 PDT
4093 Schmidt Trigger / Fan Speed Regulation http://www.instructables.com/id/4093-Schmidt-Trigger-Fan-Speed-Regulation/
4093 Schmidt Trigger / Fan Speed Regulation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/NG1V/HHJOIRDI/F4KNG1VHHJOIRDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/NG1V/HHJOIRDI/F4KNG1VHHJOIRDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/NG1V/HHJOIRDI/F4KNG1VHHJOIRDI.SMALL.jpg WWC If you have a fan that needs the speed regulated than a Schmidt Trigger such as this is one way to do it. Basically a Schmidt trigger works with PWM pulse width modulation. If you are really interested in knowing all the workings of Schmidt Trigger and PWM then check the links below. Schmidt Trigg...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 20:11:32 PDT
PCB making guide http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-making-guide/
PCB making guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/S4TJ/HFD16XWB/FIJS4TJHFD16XWB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/S4TJ/HFD16XWB/FIJS4TJHFD16XWB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/S4TJ/HFD16XWB/FIJS4TJHFD16XWB.SMALL.jpg pinomelean There are many ways to make your own homemade PCB's, They all work, but some better than other, some faster than other, ones are cheap and others expensive.... After several attempts, i found the way of making PCB's, wich is the cheapest, easiest and fastest for me. I hope this instructable will he...
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Sun, 12 May 2013 07:05:02 PDT
2-Layer Circuit Boards Using Laser Cutter / Chemical Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Layer-Circuit-Boards-Using-Laser-Cutter-Chemic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SZ67/HFSHW7FZ/FYXSZ67HFSHW7FZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SZ67/HFSHW7FZ/FYXSZ67HFSHW7FZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/SZ67/HFSHW7FZ/FYXSZ67HFSHW7FZ.SMALL.jpg nothinglabs I've kind of been obsessed with trying to make circuit boards on my laser cutter since I got it.  Other people had already done this by using spray paint as resist - then laser-etching the paint off non-trace portions of the board.  This process still requires chemical etching - which I've been tryi...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 23:10:13 PDT
PCB prototyping - a tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-prototyping-a-tutorial/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/PHB1/HFPTEKRN/F3UPHB1HFPTEKRN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/PHB1/HFPTEKRN/F3UPHB1HFPTEKRN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/PHB1/HFPTEKRN/F3UPHB1HFPTEKRN.SMALL.jpg Candymanproductions Here's a little PCB prototyping tutorial I've made, Enjoy!
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 06:21:23 PDT
How to make large PCBs with a Sublimation Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-large-PCBs-with-a-Sublimation-Machine/
How to make large PCBs with a Sublimation Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/KRJW/HFSH4YXH/FA1KRJWHFSH4YXH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/KRJW/HFSH4YXH/FA1KRJWHFSH4YXH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/KRJW/HFSH4YXH/FA1KRJWHFSH4YXH.SMALL.jpg icecreamterror In this Instructable I'm going to show you how I use a Sublimation Machine to print and etch large PCBs or multiple board. What is a Sublimation Machine!? First, 99% of people will be asking "what is a Sublimation Machine".........and its a good question! A Sublimation Machine is a heat press ...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:10:53 PDT
Vinyl Sticker PCB - How To http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Sticker-PCB-How-To/
Vinyl Sticker PCB - How To - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/965X/HEXSMS3C/FGM965XHEXSMS3C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/965X/HEXSMS3C/FGM965XHEXSMS3C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/965X/HEXSMS3C/FGM965XHEXSMS3C.SMALL.jpg msuzuki777 So this Lazy Old Geek (LOG) is getting in to making PCBs. I’ve already done one Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/My-PCB-Making/ I still like to use Eagle CadSoft but my friend, OffTheRails2010 told me about a better toner transfer method using vinyl stickers. Well, I don’t know why they...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 10:35:31 PDT
DIY Portable UV Exposure Box (PCB Making Gadget) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-UV-Exposure-Box-PCB-Making-Gadget/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/TZEH/HEXS4QR5/FIBTZEHHEXS4QR5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/TZEH/HEXS4QR5/FIBTZEHHEXS4QR5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/TZEH/HEXS4QR5/FIBTZEHHEXS4QR5.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Here's a preview of my DIY UV exposure box that I made this past December. I use it for developing "Presensitized PCBs" (Photopositive PCB). Presensitized PCBs are usually developed under sunlight, it takes 3 minutes to fully expose it. By the aid of my DIY UV box, it speeds up the process to 30 sec...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:45:18 PDT
VU-METER http://www.instructables.com/id/VU-METER-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/S8YK/HET0YCZT/FJTS8YKHET0YCZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/S8YK/HET0YCZT/FJTS8YKHET0YCZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/S8YK/HET0YCZT/FJTS8YKHET0YCZT.SMALL.jpg Mock5 A mono VU-Meter with power supply. Parts: 10K potentiometer 1.2K R 470uF cap LM7812 12V transformer MIC BR610 Square Bridge Rectifier LM3915 3x 0.1uF caps. 10 LEDs misc. This is a simple VU-meter that uses the LM3915. The input are the 2 floating connections. It uses 12 V AC that is converted into ...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:04:53 PDT
LED Driver (5 LEDs) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Driver-5-LEDs/
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:05:29 PDT