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Re: [vox] Making custom circuit boards



Try Far Circuits (www.farcircuits.net) They have a good reputation.


Ryan wrote:

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> I need to etch a small (4.2x2 inch) one sided circuit board for a project I'm
> working on. I tried doing it myself with rub-on transfers and chemicals from
> radio shack, but when I etched it the transfers came off and it got ruined. I
> also tried building the thing on prefboard, but it's a serious mess, and I'm
> afraid it'll short out.
>
>

When you use transfers ( or  any other process) the boards have to be very
clean.  That means scrub the copper side with steel wool (SOS pad) then clean
with solvent then DON'T get your fingers any where near the board. Fingerprints
(or any other contamination) will really mess things up.


> After a bit of research I have decided that using a photographic process
> would be the best option.
>
>

I tried the photo process once and found it was rather touchy.

> The problem is I don't have the equipment or needed for this, and don't plan
> to do this sort of thing often enough to make it worth getting the equipment.
>

You could try the copier/laser printer iron on type of process

-or-

If you wanted to be really "hardware geek" cool   *** wire wrap ***

>
> Does anyone have/have access to the stuff required to turn a printout of a
> circuit into an etched board and the willingness to help me out? I'll be
> happy to pay for any materials/chemicals used up in the process.
>
> Anyone has any other suggestions for ways I could do this myself?
>
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