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Video Tutorial:Edit

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/02/circuit-skills-circuit-board-etchin.html

Apparatus: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:
https://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&productId=2113244&catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&krypto=9x3mj8umRTpahTsnAiwyN18R8EJaby4S0PCFBoQWKMBzDrMPYTRmLsRcOFW13lVZjJOu6I2ftaNp%0D%0A438add3HkOFtx141x%2F4K&ddkey=https:StoreCatalogDrillDownView