How-To: Use a laser cutter to make PCBs

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

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By Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

47 Articles

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I just started teaching a course in the Design & Technology department at Parsons the New School for Design. It’s called Beyond DIY, and it’s all about tutorial making and DIY projects. One of my students, Joe Saavedra, is quick out of the gate with his Instructable for using a laser cutter to prepare PCBs for etching. Did I mention they have a giant laser (Epilog 75W)? I’m really looking forward to the course. If you want to keep up with what they’re working on, check out the Beyond DIY class blog.

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