Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - tools - pcb - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:23:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY mini drill http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-mini-drill/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:17:46 PDT
easy pcb etching holder http://www.instructables.com/id/easy-pcb-etching-holder/
easy pcb etching holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/NLOT/HPFZZHD0/FY4NLOTHPFZZHD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/NLOT/HPFZZHD0/FY4NLOTHPFZZHD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/NLOT/HPFZZHD0/FY4NLOTHPFZZHD0.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi When I etch a prototype circuit board I usually try to use less ferric chloride I can. This means to pour only a thin layer of acid in a flat container, and keep the copper surface submerged in it. I noticed that keeping the copper side upside-down speeds up the process. The reason is the spontaneou...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:09:11 PST
Helping Hand from old Black and Decker Snake Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hand-from-old-Black-and-Decker-Snake-Light/
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 08:57:19 PDT
PCB cutter tool http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-cutter-tool/
PCB cutter tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/ZGAE/HABDGMY9/FWJZGAEHABDGMY9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/ZGAE/HABDGMY9/FWJZGAEHABDGMY9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/ZGAE/HABDGMY9/FWJZGAEHABDGMY9.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi I wish to have a mini circular saw to cut my pcb, but sometimes it's enough to have a modified cutter and a proper frame to drive cutter into a straight line. I've designed one in this instructable, it's very cheap and it cames from ordinary objects. Because you can't simply "cut" the pcb with an or...
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 01:42:56 PST
Cheap precision drill stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-precision-drill-stand/
Cheap precision drill stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/F08F/H994XI21/FF2F08FH994XI21.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/F08F/H994XI21/FF2F08FH994XI21.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/F08F/H994XI21/FF2F08FH994XI21.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi When I begun to etch my custom pcb I felt the need to improve circuit drill tecnique. I drilled my first circuits by free-hand with my Dremel, but despite it's very fast, it's subject to errors, and it's also dangerous, because the drill bit is very narrow and weak. I've searched a column drill as t...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:29:10 PST
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/
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
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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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
$30 High-Speed PCB Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/%2430-High-Speed-PCB-Drill-Press/
$30 High-Speed PCB Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F34/RW42/F2FRVIY4/F34RW42F2FRVIY4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F34/RW42/F2FRVIY4/F34RW42F2FRVIY4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F34/RW42/F2FRVIY4/F34RW42F2FRVIY4.SMALL.jpg lancandy Want super clean holes in your latest PCB? Want your PCB drill-bit's to last much longer? Tired of using your dremel as the drill press it clearly isn't? For around $30, you can build this simple PCB drill-press. Planning / Materials This started when we (me and some fellow modders / hackers) rea...
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Tue, 12 Jun 2007 18:14:33 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