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hpr1174 :: Low Tech Fab (PCB Etching)

NYbill makes his own copper PCB boards at home

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Due to an error in the encoding (ken's fault) the episode is been re-transmitted - sorry all

I this episode NYbill talks about etching copper PCB boards at home..

Photo collection: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44249669@N06/sets/72157632074234777/

Surface mount breakout board layouts: http://hackaday.com/2010/04/29/surface-mount-breakout-boards/

FTDI FT232RL Data sheet: http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/DataSheets/ICs/DS_FT232R.pdf

Sparkfun FTDI breakout board schematic: http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/DevTools/Arduino/FTDI%20Basic-v13-5V.pdf

Tinting fluid (I didn't buy it here. This is just a good pic of the product I used): http://www.allelectronics.com/mas_assets/cache/image/6/1/0/1552.Jpg

Anyone driving through the Capital District of New York, this old, locally owned, electronics shop is still kicking: http://www.trojanelectronics.com/

A few things I forgot to mention in the episode. The muriatic acid/hydrogen peroxide etching solution can be used multiple times. Store it in plastic or glass containers. The tinting fluid can also be reused. But, it will need to be agitated and or slightly heated (place container in a bath of hot water) before reuse as the mix will settle out.


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