Video Tutorial:Edit


  • Transparency stock for laser printers (inkjet setups are likely as effective)
    • not sure about inkjet, when we were making them in 2006 we used laser + iron to transfer the design, so laser was mandatory as the print was heat-transferred; video isnt loading, but this seems to be a light-based method, so inkjet might be ok, but look into it C Blair 03:15, March 28, 2011 (UTC)
  • Nitrile gloves (thicker reusable gloves are good too)
  • Dust mask & eye protection
  • Good ventilation (if you can smell it – you’re breathing it!)
  • Inexpensive photo frame (or specialized exposure frame)
  • Red safe-light (optional – brief exposure to dim light is ok)
  • Chemicals – positive type developer, ferric chloride, nail polish remover (or acetone)
  • Pyrex dishes w/ lids (plastic storage containers work as well)
  • Desk or clip lamp + ~30W CFL bulb
  • Drill bits, .8mm, 1mm, 1.5mm (+ others, dependent on source design)
  • Small drillpress (or suitable dremel attachment)
  • Misc. tools – xacto knife, metal ruler, permanent marker, vacuum, etc.

Etching supplies bundle at Jameco: