Instructables: exploring - technology - etching - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 5 Aug 2015 02:04:19 PDT BLOX v1.01 Reusing Ferric Chloride for PCB Etching at home http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusing-Ferric-Chloride-for-PCB-Etching-at-home/
Reusing Ferric Chloride for PCB Etching at home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/9ZI3/IB7RR7DY/FJY9ZI3IB7RR7DY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/9ZI3/IB7RR7DY/FJY9ZI3IB7RR7DY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/9ZI3/IB7RR7DY/FJY9ZI3IB7RR7DY.SMALL.jpg TryxCorp I feel PCB etching is one of the most required skill for a DIY electronic Hobbyist. During the etching procedure, you might have obviously heard of a useful chemical known as Ferric Chloride. You might have even tried etching a custom PCB by sponge rubbing method. People normally use the chemical ju...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:27:42 PDT
Etching Marble With a Waterjet http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-Marble-With-a-Waterjet/
Etching Marble With a Waterjet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/G39J/IAQMF8YB/FX9G39JIAQMF8YB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/G39J/IAQMF8YB/FX9G39JIAQMF8YB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/G39J/IAQMF8YB/FX9G39JIAQMF8YB.SMALL.jpg pdelorey It can often be interesting to compare the results of two very similar operations with only small changes made between them. In my case, I had been experimenting with etching on the waterjet as part of my residency at Pier 9, and was interested in seeing how different materials responded to the proc...
By: pdelorey

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:35:51 PDT
Etching Aluminum With a Waterjet http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-Aluminum-With-a-Waterjet/
Etching Aluminum With a Waterjet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/KT31/IAQMF532/FZ5KT31IAQMF532.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/KT31/IAQMF532/FZ5KT31IAQMF532.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/KT31/IAQMF532/FZ5KT31IAQMF532.SMALL.jpg pdelorey The OMAX Waterjet at Pier 9 is capable of cutting through several inches of just about any material you can imagine at a high level of precision. But it's also capable of generating remarkable effects by etching various materials as opposed to cutting through them. In particular, metals and stones p...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:27:55 PDT
PCBs without a printer! http://www.instructables.com/id/PCBs-without-a-printer/
PCBs without a printer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/DDYF/I84H034G/F03DDYFI84H034G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/DDYF/I84H034G/F03DDYFI84H034G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/DDYF/I84H034G/F03DDYFI84H034G.SMALL.jpg holgerm.murk Ever felt tired of veroboard or perfboard and wanted to do your own PCBs?Here's where I was just recently, having failed numerous times with toner transfer and unable to find printable film, to do the photoresist trick.I came up with a solution and also made photos for this very instructable, while ...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 10:37:09 PDT
DIY Metal Etcher http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Metal-Etcher/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:31:34 PST
How to make PCB at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-PCB-at-Home/
How to make PCB at Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/SH8Y/I5BS8FSQ/FFPSH8YI5BS8FSQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/SH8Y/I5BS8FSQ/FFPSH8YI5BS8FSQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/SH8Y/I5BS8FSQ/FFPSH8YI5BS8FSQ.SMALL.jpg Engg_suraj Hello everyone,This is instructable is about "How to make PCB at Home" without any special material.As a Electronics Engineering student, I try making DIY projects which require simple electronics circuit and making PCBs.What is PCB?A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electricall...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:25:39 PST
Yet Another DIY Flex Circuits Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-DIY-Flex-Circuits-Tutorial/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 07:06:03 PST
Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-Arduino-UNO-R3-grbl-9g-8bit-Raster-Phot/
Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SMALL.jpg PicengraverToo Me and my son invented/developed a new concept of "On-The Fly" 8bit Laser Diode engraving photos over two years ago. With this concept, the Laser Diode never turns off through the whole photo engraving process. It just varies the power up and down to produce the image and shading on the engraved mat...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:14:54 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
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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Fri, 2 May 2014 19:07:42 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
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/
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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/
Dry Film Solder Mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/16GW/H4VQR39H/FIQ16GWH4VQR39H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/16GW/H4VQR39H/FIQ16GWH4VQR39H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/16GW/H4VQR39H/FIQ16GWH4VQR39H.SMALL.jpg cpeniche This Instructable is about dry film solder mask, in other words, is the green stuff that is on top of the circuit board. I like to use smd components in my circuits board because I don't have a computerized drill machine and do in it by hand for a big boards are really tedious. Soldering smd compon...
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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
PCB etching using laser printer http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-etching-using-laser-printer/
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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 04:20:34 PDT
POV Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/POV-Chistmas-Tree/
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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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Tue, 5 Dec 2006 05:58:30 PST