Instructables: exploring - technology - etching - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:16:06 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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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By: Feynmaniac

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Fri, 2 May 2014 19:07:42 PDT
Laser Etched Paper for Folding Complex Forms http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Paper-for-Folding-Complex-Forms/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:08:45 PDT
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Thru-hole-PCB-Fabrication-TechShop-Chandler/
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SMALL.jpg dakman123 If this was helpful please LIKE https://www.facebook.com/TechShopChandler ... If it wasn't for TechShop and the opensource maker movement I would of never discovered this amazing technique.. ------- Awhile back TechShopJim wrote a great instructable on Etching PCB's. I used this method and had...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:19:26 PDT
Glowing Nameplate http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Nameplate/
Glowing Nameplate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/WDCR/HPZMQ0DH/FWGWDCRHPZMQ0DH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/WDCR/HPZMQ0DH/FWGWDCRHPZMQ0DH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/WDCR/HPZMQ0DH/FWGWDCRHPZMQ0DH.SMALL.jpg Ehawk67 Christmas presents for the whole family. Unique wood base and personalized acrylic LED nameplates crafted using a Epilog laser etcher and cutter. Everyone loves them. I made it at TechShop. www.techshop.ws Set up image and run the laser I start by drawing the cut out line for the laser cutter i...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:38:28 PST
Quick jig for laser etching multiple irregularly shaped objects (river rocks) http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-jig-for-laser-etching-multiple-irregularly-s/
Quick jig for laser etching multiple irregularly shaped objects (river rocks) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/YY3Q/HLJVDI9E/FACYY3QHLJVDI9E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/YY3Q/HLJVDI9E/FACYY3QHLJVDI9E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/YY3Q/HLJVDI9E/FACYY3QHLJVDI9E.SMALL.jpg joejoetheclown When using a laser engraver for production work, it is often desirable to be able to etch multiple objects in one pass.  The benefits are that there is less material handling and less wear on the hinges of your laser's lid, and you can start a job and then do something else (while keeping a watchful...
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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:58:47 PDT
Creating Large Format Rubber Stamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Large-Format-Rubber-Stamps/
Creating Large Format Rubber Stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/I75P/HKVLM3X6/FXJI75PHKVLM3X6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/I75P/HKVLM3X6/FXJI75PHKVLM3X6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/I75P/HKVLM3X6/FXJI75PHKVLM3X6.SMALL.jpg Mindmapper1 A local artist approached me to see if I could produce some rubber stamps so that she could mark her limited edition prints. However when one works with artists and you get talking ideas start to flow so we moved on to produce some large format laser engraved stamps of line drawings. This Instructab...
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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 02:38:02 PDT
#BASHTRAY http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-BASHTRAY/
#BASHTRAY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/BLXO/H8MTMYUT/FTWBLXOH8MTMYUT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/BLXO/H8MTMYUT/FTWBLXOH8MTMYUT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/BLXO/H8MTMYUT/FTWBLXOH8MTMYUT.SMALL.jpg avillaamil #BASHTRAY is an initiative to encourage the proper disposal of cigarette butts.  As the world’s number one contributor by quantity to trash (4.5 trillion cigarette butts worldwide a year), cigarette butts are commonly discarded without regard for the environment.  Toxin-filled cigarette butts work t...
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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:24:23 PDT
The Etchinator - low cost PCB spray etcher (under $100) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Etchinator-low-cost-spray-etcher/
The Etchinator - low cost PCB spray etcher (under $100) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/MDLV/H73WY87I/FC4MDLVH73WY87I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/MDLV/H73WY87I/FC4MDLVH73WY87I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/MDLV/H73WY87I/FC4MDLVH73WY87I.SMALL.jpg cunning_fellow What/Where/Why/How? What is etching and what is spray etching? Etching is the process of eating away a pattern on a target material by using an etchant liquid that attacks the target material. The most common target materials are copper and brass. The most common etchant liquids are ferric ch...
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:25:24 PDT
Dry Film Solder Mask http://www.instructables.com/id/Dry-Film-Solder-Mask/
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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:33:00 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
Steampunk iPhone Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-iPhone-Station/
Steampunk iPhone Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/9A4K/H1DRXSHL/FS39A4KH1DRXSHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/9A4K/H1DRXSHL/FS39A4KH1DRXSHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/9A4K/H1DRXSHL/FS39A4KH1DRXSHL.SMALL.jpg badjer1 Here's a steampunk iPhone station that functions as a night light, charging station and audio station.  The unit can charge the iPhone with or without playing music.  The night light functions independently, and if the phone rings while playing the music you will hear that through the speakers, so ...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:39:34 PDT
Laser Etching Anodized Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etching-Anodized-Aluminum/
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:02:43 PDT
PCB etching using laser printer http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-etching-using-laser-printer/
PCB etching using laser printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/LQ6U/GRFN2RBY/FU3LQ6UGRFN2RBY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/LQ6U/GRFN2RBY/FU3LQ6UGRFN2RBY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/LQ6U/GRFN2RBY/FU3LQ6UGRFN2RBY.SMALL.jpg Robotplatform The goal of this instructable is to share my experience in making PCBs using a Laser Printer If you are really into electronics and robotics, then you must MUST make your own PCB's. Introduction to PCB etching using toner transfer method In the following technique, I use a solution of hydrochloric...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 04:20:34 PDT
POV Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/POV-Chistmas-Tree/
POV Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/VOHV/GI0TCMDV/FNLVOHVGI0TCMDV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/VOHV/GI0TCMDV/FNLVOHVGI0TCMDV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/VOHV/GI0TCMDV/FNLVOHVGI0TCMDV.SMALL.jpg El_AMPo Still don't have a tree for this holidays?, Don't worry here you have a small, reusable, eye-catching tree for your holiday needs. This project started as a SMD soldering tutorial for a course i've made in electronics, so it's meant to be a one day project to learn a little bit of SMD soldering an...
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Fri, 24 Dec 2010 13:32:55 PST
PCB etching machine from scratch -- VERY VERY VERY easy to build http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-etching-machine-from-scratch-VERY-easy-to-b/
PCB etching machine from scratch -- VERY VERY VERY easy to build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/AJA9/GEVZM8Q2/FZ9AJA9GEVZM8Q2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/AJA9/GEVZM8Q2/FZ9AJA9GEVZM8Q2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/AJA9/GEVZM8Q2/FZ9AJA9GEVZM8Q2.SMALL.jpg delokaver This is the easy ways and cheapest way to make your own etching machine for PCB / electronic hobbies, lots of DIY machine I have build for my home made project but I thing this one is the EASYest and the CHEApest way, or even will cost you not even $10 to build if you have the material wasted at you...
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Tue, 5 Oct 2010 02:07:48 PDT
The Saltwater etch process http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Saltwater-etch-process/
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