From the MAKE Flickr photo pool

Macetech shares some fast action footage from his PCB fabbing process –

This is a video running at 4X speed, illustrating the etching process I’m using. The paint is removed from the copper-clad PCB in an Epilog laser cutter. After a wipedown with alcohol to remove any paint dust, the PCB is etched in ferric chloride solution.

Laser Etching PCB

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HOW TO – Use a laser to etch PCBs (printed circuit boards)

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!