MusicMiK shares his PCB creation process while working on a couple of phaser effects pedal boards. If you’re interested in making your own boards this will of course be of interest. Keep in mind, some of the techniques he demonstrates could be accomplished by relatively simpler means – such as using iron-on transfer or presensitized boards, instead of spray-on photo-resist. Either way it’s a nice and thorough little series of vids full of maker-zen. Be sure to check out step 3 for his testing and SMD soldering process.

From the pages of MAKE:

Primer – Printed circuit boards 
Vol. 2, pg. 165
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!

  • Frank

    Is that a commercially available etching tank or a home made job?

    I love the light box too. It looks like an old flatbed scanner – with 650 UV LEDs – that’s some serious soldering.