Instructables: exploring - technology - etch http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:39:32 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Arduino Etch-A-Sketch Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Etch-A-Sketch-Clock/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:21:26 PDT
Vector etch anodized aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Vector-etch-anodized-aluminum/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/3ALQ/HSVH1DKO/FI43ALQHSVH1DKO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/3ALQ/HSVH1DKO/FI43ALQHSVH1DKO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/3ALQ/HSVH1DKO/FI43ALQHSVH1DKO.SMALL.jpg wavehawk42 This instructable goes over how I laser etched black anodized aluminum using vector graphics.   I made it at Techshop using their 60watt Epilog Helix CO2 laser.  Check them out at Techshop.ws, they have a lot of great machines there.  There are a lot of instructables showing the steps to etch anodi...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:45:39 PDT
Re-upcycled wood pendant, made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-upcycled-wood-pendant-made-at-Techshop/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:57:21 PST
Distorting Artwork for Glass Chemical Etching and Sandblasting http://www.instructables.com/id/Distorting-Artwork-for-Chemical-Glass-Etching/
Distorting Artwork for Glass Chemical Etching and Sandblasting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/0FMY/HQYWSHIL/F3L0FMYHQYWSHIL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/0FMY/HQYWSHIL/F3L0FMYHQYWSHIL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/0FMY/HQYWSHIL/F3L0FMYHQYWSHIL.SMALL.jpg lindy.liggett If you’re using a laser to etch glass, you can use your regular artwork without any problem. However, if you are using a vinyl cutter or adhesive paper to make a mask for chemical etchant (like this) you will want to manipulate the artwork for it to look better on the conical glass shape. This inst...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:45:40 PST
Laser Etch Leather Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etch-Leather-Gloves/
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:21:11 PST
Laser Etched Leather Bracelets - Valentines Gifts http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Leather-Bracelets-Love-Poems/
Laser Etched Leather Bracelets - Valentines Gifts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/D3FR/HPT69DMH/FA8D3FRHPT69DMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/D3FR/HPT69DMH/FA8D3FRHPT69DMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/D3FR/HPT69DMH/FA8D3FRHPT69DMH.SMALL.jpg Alyssa Ravenwood Masks Create lovely leather bracelets etched with your favorite sayings/poems. This project uses a laser cutter. You can make it at the Tech Shop http://www.techshop.ws/ I made these bracelets at the Mid-Peninsula Tech Shop on the 45 watt Epilog laser. I teach these and other leather craft workshops at ...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:56:37 PST
Laser etch your leather wallet and stop a robbery http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-etch-your-leather-wallet-and-stop-a-robbery/
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 16:53:13 PST
Electroluminescent Etch A Sketch http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroluminescent-Etch-A-Sketch/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/WNMZ/HSYO1WX9/FR3WNMZHSYO1WX9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/WNMZ/HSYO1WX9/FR3WNMZHSYO1WX9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/WNMZ/HSYO1WX9/FR3WNMZHSYO1WX9.SMALL.jpg janth Hi, aftergetting some electroluminescent stuff for an exercise for http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/mcp1314 to play around, that's my (first) try to build an electroluminescent EAS (and to make a Instructable :-): I Used: - an Etch A Sketch (quite obvious :-) - electroluminescent foil with a correspond...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 06:50:25 PST
Laser-etched Equipment Nameplates http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-etched-Equipment-Nameplates/
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 13:28:49 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
A Stainless Steel Bitcoin Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Stainless-Steel-Bitcoin-Wallet/
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 22:00:33 PDT
Laser Etch a Wooden Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etch-a-Wooden-Sign/
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By: Norahbelle

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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:29:26 PDT
Trying my hand at: Laser Cutting and Etching [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] http://www.instructables.com/id/The-laser-cutter-control-panel/
Trying my hand at: Laser Cutting and Etching [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/3QI7/HI3TYI2A/FVK3QI7HI3TYI2A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/3QI7/HI3TYI2A/FVK3QI7HI3TYI2A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/3QI7/HI3TYI2A/FVK3QI7HI3TYI2A.SMALL.jpg thisisanexparrot Today at the Pittsburgh Tech Shop, I took a class in laser cutting and etching. A laser cutter is a machine that uses a focused laser to burn or melt away an image onto a sheet of raw material. Laser cutters can be used to etch or cut a variety of different materials from certain kinds of plastics t...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 07:28:01 PDT
Laser Etch a Baseball http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etch-a-Baseball/
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Tue, 14 May 2013 17:22:00 PDT
SK3TCH - Balance Board Controlled Etch-A-Sketch http://www.instructables.com/id/SK3TCH-Balance-Board-Controlled-Etch-A-Sketch/
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Mon, 6 May 2013 13:50:49 PDT
How to make large PCBs with a Sublimation Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-large-PCBs-with-a-Sublimation-Machine/
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:10:53 PDT
Virtual Etch A Sketch http://www.instructables.com/id/Virtual-Etch-A-Sketch/
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:08:14 PDT
Most Simple Home-Made PCB by Toner Transfer http://www.instructables.com/id/Most-Simple-Home-Made-PCB-by-Toner-Transfer/
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By: electrodragon

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Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:38:41 PST
Super portable etchant drum (LATEST VERSION AND MOST PREFERED) http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-portable-etchant-drum-LATEST-VERSION-AND-MO/
Super portable etchant drum (LATEST VERSION AND MOST PREFERED) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/LUYU/HD4VOY82/FQKLUYUHD4VOY82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/LUYU/HD4VOY82/FQKLUYUHD4VOY82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/LUYU/HD4VOY82/FQKLUYUHD4VOY82.SMALL.jpg delokaver Hi All, After 3 times doing and building the etchant tank, which is http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-etching-machine-from-scratch-VERY-easy-to-b/ is my FIRST BUILD ATTEMP and http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Portable-Ecthan-Tank-Improved-version/ for the SECOND ATTEMP. Now this build is I th...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:06:36 PST
How to etch your own circuit board at home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-etch-your-own-circuit-board-at-home/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/FS7U/HCV9CH5W/FCAFS7UHCV9CH5W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/FS7U/HCV9CH5W/FCAFS7UHCV9CH5W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/FS7U/HCV9CH5W/FCAFS7UHCV9CH5W.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil How to make a PCB using pre-coated positive photoresist fibreglass (FR4) board. How to develop using UV light and Potassium Carbonate solution developer. And finally etching using Ferric chloride
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 01:55:23 PST
make your own bubble etch tank http://www.instructables.com/id/make-your-own-bubble-etch-tank/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/NE2H/HCV8X37Q/FKPNE2HHCV8X37Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/NE2H/HCV8X37Q/FKPNE2HHCV8X37Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/NE2H/HCV8X37Q/FKPNE2HHCV8X37Q.SMALL.jpg andrew mcneil Make your own bubble etch tank for less than £20. Using a Ferrero Rocher chocolate box, aquarium pump and heater.
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 16:06:14 PST
RoboDolly http://www.instructables.com/id/RoboDolly/
RoboDolly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QP4S/HCJOCXN3/F0QQP4SHCJOCXN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QP4S/HCJOCXN3/F0QQP4SHCJOCXN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QP4S/HCJOCXN3/F0QQP4SHCJOCXN3.SMALL.jpg aandre The Birth of RoboDolly The conception of the RoboDolly can be traced back to my senior year of high school.  This aluminum ornament evolved from housing a few flashing lights to displaying a fully handmade LED matrix.  The final product was awarded to my robotics programming mentor; it now sits on h...
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 22:15:52 PST
Mini Portable Ecthan Tank - Improved version http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Portable-Ecthan-Tank-Improved-version/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/MWTR/HBHGJ2OK/FMBMWTRHBHGJ2OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/MWTR/HBHGJ2OK/FMBMWTRHBHGJ2OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/MWTR/HBHGJ2OK/FMBMWTRHBHGJ2OK.SMALL.jpg delokaver HI All after succeed with my first version of http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-etching-machine-from-scratch-VERY-easy-to-b/ The etch-an thank now I am going to post again my newly build with the small and quite version of the etch-an thank. The idea is came from the WAY WATER FOUNTAIN WORKS An...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:45:39 PST
The Etchinator - low cost PCB spray etcher (under $100) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Etchinator-low-cost-spray-etcher/
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:25:24 PDT
3D Printed Chess Piece Models http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Chess-Piece-Models/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/5H12/H5TUCN9T/FZ15H12H5TUCN9T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/5H12/H5TUCN9T/FZ15H12H5TUCN9T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/5H12/H5TUCN9T/FZ15H12H5TUCN9T.SMALL.jpg randofo One of the perks of working for Autodesk is occasionally getting to try out fancy-shmancy new software before the public. I recently got the opportunity to play with such a piece of design software, and used it to make this chess set. Why 3D print a chess set? Can't you just buy a chess set? Well,...
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Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:02:25 PDT
laser etching a spiral design on a glass http://www.instructables.com/id/laser-etching-a-spiral-design-on-a-glass/
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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:59:01 PDT
laser etching a school logo on a glass http://www.instructables.com/id/laser-etching-a-school-logo-on-a-glass/
laser etching a school logo on a glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/9B2O/H4VQGUXP/FRR9B2OH4VQGUXP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/9B2O/H4VQGUXP/FRR9B2OH4VQGUXP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/9B2O/H4VQGUXP/FRR9B2OH4VQGUXP.SMALL.jpg kwolff11 I recently took the rotary laser class at the TechShophttp://www.techshop.ws and tried putting the school logo (Which I had saved in Corel Draw from an earlier project) on a small drinking glass the TechShop http://www.techshop.wsuses either Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator. I have Corel. I made ...
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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:34:00 PDT
How to make a hair comb with Corel Draw and a laser cutter : A workflow storyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-hair-comb-with-Corel-Draw-and-a-lase/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/WZ1W/H3Z3OO83/FJUWZ1WH3Z3OO83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/WZ1W/H3Z3OO83/FJUWZ1WH3Z3OO83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/WZ1W/H3Z3OO83/FJUWZ1WH3Z3OO83.SMALL.jpg Jason von Techshop One of the most interesting aspects of a laser cutter is how easily it cuts intricate, complex profiles and leaves a passibly finished edge. Another interesting aspect is that they do great things with the patterns you can generate easily in graphic design software. ...and so, a hair comb! Made at ...
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:04:19 PDT
Making a Project Description Plaque http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Project-Description-Plaque/
Making a Project Description Plaque - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/WKHC/H1HMDQUS/FVAWKHCH1HMDQUS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/WKHC/H1HMDQUS/FVAWKHCH1HMDQUS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/WKHC/H1HMDQUS/FVAWKHCH1HMDQUS.SMALL.jpg TSSJ-ryan In this Instructable I will show my process in making plaques for TechShop member's project pictures. We have MANY great members at TechShop, who make incredible things, and we like to show them off. =) These little plaques describe the project, a little bit about the member, and the tools/classes t...
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:48:48 PDT
Toner transfer no-soak, high-quality, double sided PCBs at home http://www.instructables.com/id/Toner-transfer-no-soak-high-quality-double-sided/
Toner transfer no-soak, high-quality, double sided PCBs at home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/6SDQ/H1EMHYF5/FDR6SDQH1EMHYF5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/6SDQ/H1EMHYF5/FDR6SDQH1EMHYF5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/6SDQ/H1EMHYF5/FDR6SDQH1EMHYF5.SMALL.jpg dustinandrews Warning: There are hot surfaces, chemicals and possibly ill advised actions like you would expect in many Instructables here. You will also be running tape and un-approved paper through a laser printer. There is a very real danger of messing up your printer. If you do wreck a printer please comment ...
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:11:07 PDT
Pumpkin to Face to Pumpkin http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-to-Face-to-Pumpkin/
Pumpkin to Face to Pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/GH94/GU4IRJJP/FPJGH94GU4IRJJP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/GH94/GU4IRJJP/FPJGH94GU4IRJJP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/GH94/GU4IRJJP/FPJGH94GU4IRJJP.SMALL.jpg Snoegoer Pumpkin carving is a great Halloween past time. Even more fun when done amongst friends. This is the story of friends getting together to carve pumpkins to which they then take photos mimicking there carvings. Those images of them mimicking the pumpkin are then etched onto a pumpkin using a laser. S...
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Sun, 23 Oct 2011 20:52:12 PDT
Etched Design on X-Plorer Window http://www.instructables.com/id/Etched-Design-on-X-Plorer-Window/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/9J63/GSLF1J0J/FIV9J63GSLF1J0J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/9J63/GSLF1J0J/FIV9J63GSLF1J0J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/9J63/GSLF1J0J/FIV9J63GSLF1J0J.SMALL.jpg bkjkhker This is a project me and a friend did quite a while ago. We simply printed a picture off of the Internet, traced it onto the *outside* of the case, flipped it over and routed out the inside with a dremele with a routing attatchent and router bit. You can easily edge light this using a few LED's, and...
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Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:49:09 PDT
Etch-a-Sketch - w/Arduino & Processing http://www.instructables.com/id/Etch-a-Sketch-wArduino-Processing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/BI9C/GQPNUS0Z/F5VBI9CGQPNUS0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/BI9C/GQPNUS0Z/F5VBI9CGQPNUS0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/BI9C/GQPNUS0Z/F5VBI9CGQPNUS0Z.SMALL.jpg duboisvb I did this one to help learn about Processing and how it integrates with Arduino.  Basically what I have is this: An Arduino  Duemilenova which is housed in an old band safe deposit box.   The Arduino has 2 potentiometers attached to it.  One represents the x axis and the other the y axis coordin...
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Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:12:02 PDT
MakeYour Own PCBs - Toner Method http://www.instructables.com/id/MakeYour-Own-PCBs-Toner-Method-1/
MakeYour Own PCBs - Toner Method - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/FBL0/GPZ9RK5T/FFTFBL0GPZ9RK5T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/FBL0/GPZ9RK5T/FFTFBL0GPZ9RK5T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/FBL0/GPZ9RK5T/FFTFBL0GPZ9RK5T.SMALL.jpg PALMACAS This short tutorial aims to show the entire process of building (home) of a printed circuit using the known method of the plate. We begin with some recommendations that should be taken into account when designing the PCB. To design a printed circuit can be used several programs, some are more robus...
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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 19:18:54 PDT
Etch-i-Sketch http://www.instructables.com/id/Etch-i-Sketch/
Etch-i-Sketch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/E11O/GPBDHOF2/F8XE11OGPBDHOF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/E11O/GPBDHOF2/F8XE11OGPBDHOF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/E11O/GPBDHOF2/F8XE11OGPBDHOF2.SMALL.jpg Dejitaru Ken "We can't compete with that!" --Steve Jobs('s doppleganger) "'Zune'?  What were we thinking?  This is what we need." --Bill Gates('s likely thoughts)  "But needing a power source ruins the point..." --Ohio Art('s worthless opinion) Tired of conventional portable electronics being too darned port...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 16:34:52 PDT
Telecran (Etch a Sketch) + Arduino = Telecranduino ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Telecran-Etch-a-Sketch-Arduino-Telecranduino/
Telecran (Etch a Sketch) + Arduino = Telecranduino ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/Y42J/GOOP5YKE/F0DY42JGOOP5YKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/Y42J/GOOP5YKE/F0DY42JGOOP5YKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/Y42J/GOOP5YKE/F0DY42JGOOP5YKE.SMALL.jpg nicoo I came across a bunch of stepper motors and I have since been looking for a project to do with the kids. An old Telecran (French for Etch-a-Sketch) later, we are in business ! What I used for this project: - an arduino Uno - 2 stepper motors - 2 easydrivers v44 (by www.sparkfun.com) - various Fish...
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Sat, 11 Jun 2011 17:12:33 PDT
Arduino UV LED PCB Exposure Box http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-LED-PCB-Exposure-Box/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/Q5RT/GO6VAHFL/F1HQ5RTGO6VAHFL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/Q5RT/GO6VAHFL/F1HQ5RTGO6VAHFL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/Q5RT/GO6VAHFL/F1HQ5RTGO6VAHFL.SMALL.jpg bulb66 Here are the pictures of my UV LED PCB exposure box, I made it because I wasn't having much luck with the "Press n Peel" method of PCB production and well it sounded like a cool project. I made it by following this web site http://www.innerqube.com  however it doesn't have any useable files apart f...
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Tue, 31 May 2011 06:39:38 PDT
Making Printed circuit Boards at or Near Home: A Comprehensive Overview, Almost a Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Printed-circuit-Boards-at-or-Near-Home-A-C/
Making Printed circuit Boards at or Near Home: A Comprehensive Overview, Almost a Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/FUDK/GLWQVPH0/FKQFUDKGLWQVPH0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/FUDK/GLWQVPH0/FKQFUDKGLWQVPH0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/FUDK/GLWQVPH0/FKQFUDKGLWQVPH0.SMALL.jpg russ_hensel There is a bit of controversy over making your own printed circuit boards, many makers think that professional boards are so inexpensive now that they are the way to go. Others want to have more control and hopefully short turn around time that comes with making their own. This instructable assumes ...
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Fri, 8 Apr 2011 11:42:05 PDT
Complete Circuit Board Lab & POV Business Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Lab-POV-Business-Card/
Complete Circuit Board Lab & POV Business Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/8YTM/GLFUE0H7/F0W8YTMGLFUE0H7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/8YTM/GLFUE0H7/F0W8YTMGLFUE0H7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/8YTM/GLFUE0H7/F0W8YTMGLFUE0H7.SMALL.jpg sponges Introduction _______________________________________________________________________ Though there are many Instructables on some aspect of how to make circuit boards, this one is different. It's an instructable on how to make the things you need to make circuit boards, specifically, a flamboyant ...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:33:05 PDT
(w/ Video) Basic Arduino Robot, Light Seeker! http://www.instructables.com/id/First-Arduino-Robot-Light-Seeker/
(w/ Video) Basic Arduino Robot, Light Seeker! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/YH1Z/GLE1MKLC/FL5YH1ZGLE1MKLC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/YH1Z/GLE1MKLC/FL5YH1ZGLE1MKLC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/YH1Z/GLE1MKLC/FL5YH1ZGLE1MKLC.SMALL.jpg Chowmix12 Many times I have Googled for "Arduino Robot" in hopes of finding a robot to build. I end up finding many versions of a obstacle avoiding robot that uses either an infrared or a sonar range finder sensor mounted on a servo to detect objects in its way while randomly roaming the area around it. The p...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:34:36 PDT
Fantastic Double Sided PCBs at home using photoresist method http://www.instructables.com/id/Fantastic-Double-Sided-PCBs-at-home-using-photores/
Fantastic Double Sided PCBs at home using photoresist method - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/YLA1/GJPJLJ9L/FPQYLA1GJPJLJ9L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/YLA1/GJPJLJ9L/FPQYLA1GJPJLJ9L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/YLA1/GJPJLJ9L/FPQYLA1GJPJLJ9L.SMALL.jpg fluxuss    As a hobbyist I always want to have my pcb in a professional way with 10thou trace to trace distance, double side and error free traces. Of course that was "nearly " impossible to make this kind of pcbs using toner transfer methods at home. I have tried toner transfer method ,Press N peel paper ...
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Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:41:29 PST
50,000 volt etch-a-sketch! http://www.instructables.com/id/50000-volt-etch-a-sketch/
50,000 volt etch-a-sketch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/Z15A/GHFJXCID/FANZ15AGHFJXCID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/Z15A/GHFJXCID/FANZ15AGHFJXCID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/Z15A/GHFJXCID/FANZ15AGHFJXCID.SMALL.jpg kalboon Hello, this instructable is intended for people just learning how to get into building devices that have a x/y motion ability, However this is not, and is not intended to be a CNC, or stepper device.     ***WARNING***  First off, if you choose to go all the way and make this use the flyback circui...
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Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:46:51 PST
DIY Double Sided PCB/Circuit Board Etching http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Double-Sided-PCBCircuit-Board-Etching/
DIY Double Sided PCB/Circuit Board Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/NJXG/GAPUWTQP/FKPNJXGGAPUWTQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/NJXG/GAPUWTQP/FKPNJXGGAPUWTQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/NJXG/GAPUWTQP/FKPNJXGGAPUWTQP.SMALL.jpg monstamusic This is the method I use to etch double sided circuit boards at home. I've been using various methods for the past few months and have settled on this one, which I find to be the most reliable way to get both sides to line up. What you'll need: Copper-Clad Board Iso-Propyl Alcohol (if you've got it...
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Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:34:44 PDT
How to make etch a sketch art on gimp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-etch-a-sketch-art-on-gimp/
How to make etch a sketch art on gimp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/PI0A/G825CRDT/FBOPI0AG825CRDT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/PI0A/G825CRDT/FBOPI0AG825CRDT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBO/PI0A/G825CRDT/FBOPI0AG825CRDT.SMALL.jpg lewisspatulahands  Well its not literal art but it will do. Have you ever seen those guys on tv who can make he Mona Lisa or Barrack Obama on the etch a sketch? I know everyone has wanted to have a useless talent such as that but the only problem is we actually have no time on our hands to practice hours a day on a t...
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Sat, 17 Apr 2010 08:46:03 PDT
Sponge + Ferric Chloride Method -- Etch PCBs in One Minute! http://www.instructables.com/id/Sponge-Ferric-Chloride-Method-Etch-Circuit-Bo/
Sponge + Ferric Chloride Method -- Etch PCBs in One Minute! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9JTT/FX23V5VV/F7Z9JTTFX23V5VV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9JTT/FX23V5VV/F7Z9JTTFX23V5VV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9JTT/FX23V5VV/F7Z9JTTFX23V5VV.SMALL.jpg TechShopJim In this Instructable, I will show you how to etch a circuit board with about a tablespoon of ferric chloride etching solution and a 2 inch square sponge. You will be amazed as the exposed copper on the PCB disappears before your eyes, and your board is completely etched in a minute or less!I found ...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 16:10:58 PDT
How to make a printed circuit board (PCB) using the UV light LED method. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-printed-circuit-board-PCB-using-th/
How to make a printed circuit board (PCB) using the UV light LED method. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/H1CC/FWS6JUM4/FUAH1CCFWS6JUM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/H1CC/FWS6JUM4/FUAH1CCFWS6JUM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/H1CC/FWS6JUM4/FUAH1CCFWS6JUM4.SMALL.jpg JoeyJunior This instructable shows how to create well done PCB's using Ultraviolet light. It took us about 40 boards before we perfected our PCB, so we will share what worked and what didn't work. All the supplies can be bought from Fry's Electronics, Ace Hardware, Goodwill, Radio Shack, and Ebay . Our PCB tes...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2009 16:57:33 PDT
UV LED Exposure Box http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-LED-Exposure-Box/
UV LED Exposure Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/8UTG/FTO53T1G/FVV8UTGFTO53T1G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/8UTG/FTO53T1G/FVV8UTGFTO53T1G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/8UTG/FTO53T1G/FVV8UTGFTO53T1G.SMALL.jpg djhamer How to build an Ultra Violet Exposure box using LED's.Your last Veroboard project!A UV exposure box is an extremely useful piece of kit. It can be used to make proper PCB's. It can also be used to make other things such as intricate photo etched parts (a subject for another instructable). The troubl...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 14:54:23 PDT
How to Use a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Laser-Cutter/
How to Use a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/H6BH/FSSIHY2F/FMDH6BHFSSIHY2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/H6BH/FSSIHY2F/FMDH6BHFSSIHY2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/H6BH/FSSIHY2F/FMDH6BHFSSIHY2F.SMALL.jpg StumpChunkman The laser cutter is one of the most useful tools in a modern shop. Laser cutters work by directing a very powerful laser beam, at a precise focal length, onto a material which they either cut or etch, depending on how the laser cutter has been set up. Laser cutters cut materials similarly to other...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2009 18:48:13 PDT
"Re-Purpose" cat genie solution eeprom http://www.instructables.com/id/quotRe-Purposequot-cat-genie-solution-eeprom/
"Re-Purpose" cat genie solution eeprom - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/X7I1/FRJIWAS0/F46X7I1FRJIWAS0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/X7I1/FRJIWAS0/F46X7I1FRJIWAS0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/X7I1/FRJIWAS0/F46X7I1FRJIWAS0.SMALL.jpg bigredxyz *** this is my fist ible so be kind...I'm going to show you how to make a eeprom reader to read and write to those 24lc00 eeproms embedded in the cat genie solution cartridges. I have seen the adrino versions of this but realistically this is WAY cheaper and, in my opinion, much easier.Lets face it:...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:30:34 PST