Instructables: exploring - technology - tools - pcb - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:52:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 USB Microscope Guided PCB Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Microscope-Guided-PCB-Drill/
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By: mlerman

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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/
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By: crreed

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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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By: Vlorbschnat

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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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By: TechShopJim

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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
Another Quick PCB Prototyping Method http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Quick-PCB-Prototyping-Method/
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Sun, 7 Jun 2009 00:44:04 PDT
Two sided PCB using toner method http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-sided-PCB-using-toner-method/
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By: jmengel

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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/
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By: neelandan

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Tue, 5 Dec 2006 05:58:30 PST