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Electronic prototypes

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TeleChrome writes in with a Flickized iron transfer how-to on making your own PCBs –

How to make professional-quality printed circuit boards right in your kitchen sink: This remarkable technique uses an ordinary laser printer to transfer a toner resist mask onto a piece of plain copper clad.

Electronic prototypes – Link.

6 thoughts on “Electronic prototypes

  1. this is a quite simple layout with fat traces. it’s not hard to obtain excellent results with this technique in this case.
    I’ve managed (through a lot of patience) to get very thin traces with toner transfer, but it’s a tedious process.
    I just took the challenge, and a week later I built my own exposure box.

    photoset with toner transfer etchings
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/twodotone/sets/72157600061770911/

    photoset of my UV exp box
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/twodotone/sets/72157600157140624/

    some pics of results obtained using UV exp box
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/twodotone/tags/UV-exposure

    if you need precision (and speed), use UV

  2. The “kitchen sink” description might be a little misleading. Isn’t it a bad idea to dump etchant and paint stripper down the drain?

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