HOW TO – Make Printed circuit boards – An illustrated guide (and round up)

HOW TO – Make Printed circuit boards – An illustrated guide (and round up)

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.

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

PCB etching – Link.

Two sided PCB using toner method – Link.

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.

PCB creation process – Link.

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$30 High-speed PCB drill press – Link.

DIY Ultraviolet light source for PCB exposure – Link.

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

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HOW TO – Build a PCB router – Link.

Cheap and easy toner transfer for PCB making – Link.

PCB pictures with a scanner – Link.

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

Make Pt0261
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!).

9 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make Printed circuit boards – An illustrated guide (and round up)

  1. Sarah k. says:

    what to say i praise of this blog, which contains a lot of amazing information as well as the thoughtful writes.

    Cheap print

  2. Mayur Yadav says:

    Please mail me the whole procedure of making PCB from computer process

  3. moona says:

    Nice information about PCB, Here is a PCB manufacturer in UK which delivers
    prototype pcbs, pcb assembly and other services on a good price.

  4. piterqqq Savka says:

    A shemka
    deyvstvitelno working? Ato me it must be a serious prisobachit device. It is
    necessary that it actually works.

  5. lovakiranvarma myla says:

    HELLO! I prepared one PCB (8051 development), It works fine. But unfortunately
    when i connect 12V DC adapter it producing shock, even when i touch
    ic’s. What would be the reason sir!

  6. TechnoTronix says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. It helps me for my PCB manufacturing.

  7. Make A Printed Circuit Board | bjtransistor says:

    […] How To Make PCB’s […]

  8. Harper Shelby says:

    Lots of dead links here – many on the Makezine site itself.

    1. sophiacamille says:

      thanks for bringing it to our attention, Harper. The site has undergone a few evolutions since this was published back in 2008, so sorry it’s leading you to dead ends. I’ll try to go through and update what I can :)

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