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Here’s a good tutorial on making your own PCBs (Printed circuit boards). And below is our round up with the many other methods -

Creating Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) is easy and fun for the whole family! But read the disclaimer — heat and corrosive chemicals are dangerous ;-) After you’ve prototyped and tested your circuit design, creating a PCB will provide a sturdy and reliable backbone for your circuit and will give your project a professional finished quality.

Using PCBs can even help reduce the time you spend building circuits, especially if you are producing multiple units, as you only need to follow a parts placement diagram (there’s no longer any need to worry about specific interconnections).

As is usually the case, there is more than one way to do it: there are numerous ways to create PCBs. They range from the time-consumming and difficult to the fully automated and expensive. Here we will attempt to describe a method we’ve found ideal for small production runs (say, a few prototypes to a couple of dozen–when you reach the hundreds, it will probably be easier, quicker and cheaper to outsource) of single- or double-sided boards.

HOW TO – Make Printed circuit boards – An illustrated guide – Link.

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 Sample Printing
HOW TO – Direct to PCB ink jet resist printing – Link.

 Etched
PCB etching – Link.

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Two sided PCB using toner method – Link.

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HOW TO – Turn your EAGLE schematic into a PCB – Link.

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PCB making – Link.

 Pcb Screen
Open source PCB design tools – Link.

 Exposing.Sized
PCB creation process – Link.

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$30 High-speed PCB drill press – Link.

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DIY Ultraviolet light source for PCB exposure – Link.

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HOW TO – Make PCB’s with a laser printer – Link.

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HOW TO – Build a PCB router – Link.

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Cheap and easy toner transfer for PCB making – Link.

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PCB pictures with a scanner – Link.

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Making a hand drawn PCB (printed circuit board) – Link.

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HOW TO – Create your own PCB’s – Link.

Make Pt0262
Make – Volume 02 – Primer: Printed Circuit Boards (Page 166) – Link (free MAKE preview, if you like it pick up a copy and/or subscribe!).

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.


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