Instructables: exploring - technology - tools - pcb - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:09:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Magnetic Base Circuit Board Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Base-Circuit-Board-Holders/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 20:14:15 PDT
Tinker Rule - The Makers Swiss Army Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/Tinker-Rule-The-Makers-Swiss-Army-Knife/
Tinker Rule - The Makers Swiss Army Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/ETJ5/I6WDPWDI/F79ETJ5I6WDPWDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/ETJ5/I6WDPWDI/F79ETJ5I6WDPWDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/ETJ5/I6WDPWDI/F79ETJ5I6WDPWDI.SMALL.jpg indiantinker I source a lot of my components from Local Markets in Delhi,India like Lajpat Rai Market etc. The problem was that when buying stuff from such places we dont always get a part number, datasheet or footprint details with it, this is very bad when you want to use it in a board that you want to etch or...
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:34:23 PST
Motorized Plunge PCB Drill Using a USB Microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Plunge-PCB-Drill-Using-a-USB-Microscope/
Motorized Plunge PCB Drill Using a USB Microscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/W3AH/I24LYOPZ/FP5W3AHI24LYOPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/W3AH/I24LYOPZ/FP5W3AHI24LYOPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/W3AH/I24LYOPZ/FP5W3AHI24LYOPZ.SMALL.jpg mlerman This Instructable is an improved version of the USB Microscope Guided PCB Drill I published HERE. The subject of PCB drilling has come up many times on the Homebrew_PCBs Yahoo Group. Among the many interesting thoughts was Harvey White's description of the PCB drill he had constructed using a TV cam...
By: mlerman

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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:52:17 PST
USB Microscope Guided PCB Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Microscope-Guided-PCB-Drill/
USB Microscope Guided PCB Drill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/UAS8/I07YNFMT/FXHUAS8I07YNFMT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/UAS8/I07YNFMT/FXHUAS8I07YNFMT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/UAS8/I07YNFMT/FXHUAS8I07YNFMT.SMALL.jpg mlerman Most of the printed circuit boards I make at home are simple single sided boards. Drilling requirements are minimal, mostly holes to mount the board and an occasional through-hole component or connector that is only soldered on one side. For these boards I generally use a small, high speed drill pre...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:04:03 PDT
DIY mini drill http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-mini-drill/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:17:46 PDT
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Sprayer Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Printed-Circuit-Board-PCB-Sprayer-Machine/
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Sprayer Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/JLXV/GX3LR6HL/FEQJLXVGX3LR6HL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/JLXV/GX3LR6HL/FEQJLXVGX3LR6HL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/JLXV/GX3LR6HL/FEQJLXVGX3LR6HL.SMALL.jpg crreed How would you like to make a single or multiple Printed Circuit Boards in less than 2 minutes? Hey again.  Hope everyone enjoyed my last Instructable on how to make a grappling hook launcher.  Today I go down a slightly different path of creation. This project has been in my mind for quite some...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 20:35:52 PST
Battery Powered Portable VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Powered-Portable-VU-Meter/
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 03:22:26 PDT
Sponge + Ferric Chloride Method -- Etch PCBs in One Minute! http://www.instructables.com/id/Sponge-Ferric-Chloride-Method-Etch-Circuit-Bo/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 16:10:58 PDT
Turn your EAGLE schematic into a PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-your-EAGLE-schematic-into-a-PCB/
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Wed, 25 Oct 2006 17:48:14 PDT
Two sided PCB using toner method http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-sided-PCB-using-toner-method/
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Sat, 24 Feb 2007 17:16:06 PST
Render 3D images of your PCBs using Eagle3D and POV-Ray http://www.instructables.com/id/Render-3D-images-of-your-PCBs-using-Eagle3D-and-PO/
Render 3D images of your PCBs using Eagle3D and POV-Ray - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/97CF/FFNEHOJ1/F8F97CFFFNEHOJ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/97CF/FFNEHOJ1/F8F97CFFFNEHOJ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/97CF/FFNEHOJ1/F8F97CFFFNEHOJ1.SMALL.jpg ongissim Using Eagle3D and POV-Ray, you can make realistic 3D renderings of your PCBs. Eagle3D is a script for EAGLE Layout Editor. This will generate a ray tracing file, which will be sent to POV-Ray, which in turn will eventually pop out the finalized image of your PCB. Things you'll need -EAGLE Layou...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:46:45 PDT
The Saltwater etch process http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Saltwater-etch-process/
The Saltwater etch process - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/MMMR/NB6EV2Z5LOA/FM0MMMRNB6EV2Z5LOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/MMMR/NB6EV2Z5LOA/FM0MMMRNB6EV2Z5LOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/MMMR/NB6EV2Z5LOA/FM0MMMRNB6EV2Z5LOA.SMALL.jpg neelandan This is a one-off process to produce one printed circuit board by removing unwanted copper by electrolysis in a saltwater solution.I shall illustrate the process by etching and building a board for 18-pin PIC (for the PC16F54, but any 18 pin PIC will fit in it) in the figure. It has to plug into my ...
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Tue, 5 Dec 2006 05:58:30 PST