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David writes –

“An image scanner can make great pictures of circuit boards. Not only are the pictures clear, they are very high resolution and have nearly perfect scaling. Perfect scaling means that you can actual make measurements from the image. Try that with a digital camera!”Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. wayn3w says:

    Scanning PCBs is a standard procedure for circuit benders.

  2. edison142 says:

    won’t that scach the scanners surface?

  3. Shadyman says:

    edison142: You can always use a transparency (overhead slide) to protect it if you want. The idea is don’t move the thing around once it’s on the scanner.

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