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Guide DIY PCB etching - The UV way

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Plasma, 16 May 2003.

  1. ZapWizard

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  2. SteveyG

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    I'll post a new guide soon if anyone is interested. :)
    Might take a week or two though as I don't have anything to build just yet... :lol:
     
  3. Plasma

    Plasma What's a Dremel?

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    Weee!!
    /Me finally got back from Spain and fixed pictures :clap:
     
  4. seahkw

    seahkw What's a Dremel?

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    GREAT JOB!!! Just when I needed the instructions that r all here!! :clap:
     
  5. UNO

    UNO What's a Dremel?

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    great but where do you get teh etching solution and teh developer?
    thanks------UNO
     
  6. craigey1

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    most electronics stores should carry the chemicals.
     
  7. diskreet

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    Thats alot of work, but i must say much cheaper than sending it out.
    Good job to anyone who came up with this one!
     
  8. Visualaid

    Visualaid What's a Dremel?

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    thats what schools pcb tank is for making pcb's :).

    god i love skools facilities. :).

    good guide tho :thumb:
     
  9. modding-monkey

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  11. ZapWizard

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    Not that you can get UV light tubes at Radioshack now.

    They are made as replacement tubes for their line of UV Air Purifiers.
     
  12. Enak

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    Tracing paper is good for artwork, and in my experience produces sharper prints on inkjets and is cheeper.

    Transparencies are good on lasers... but make sure you get laser transparencies as others can melt!
     
  13. alianyn

    alianyn What's a Dremel?

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    i wanna use the iron on method too, read the link but couldn`t find the paper mentioned there - not sure i understood what kind of paper i`m looking for...

    is it supposed to be an inkjet paper or is it transparency?
    can i use the photopaper?
    can anyone gimme some paper names good for this? i went down to the local office depot and to another paper/printer supplier @ my uni. couldn`t find anything that seemed good - it`s all photopaper these days :miffed:

    anyone?
     
  14. alianyn

    alianyn What's a Dremel?

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    <bump> - answers himself....

    welp - i wasn`t sure and i found too many places on the internet which clamed different things like this place here - which clamed glossy photo sheets give best results and some other places like this one - which claims inkjet transparency should be used on the smooth? side...
    welp i decided 2 give the transparencies a shot - so far i tried both the inkjet and normal (laser printer) transparencies - and both worked out to my excellent satisfaction - infact, since the normal transparencies are free of charge (we have lots of spair ones @ my workplace) i get to print and enjoy this no charge @ all and it only takes about a minute and a half of ironing - excellent quality - if anyone`s interested i can post pictures...
    beats uv by far if u ask me - u just print, iron = no mad equipment or special coated boards - which are by the way impossible to acquire around here.
     
  15. thecrownles

    thecrownles What's a Relix?

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    can you use a bunch of UV leds and just a frosted piece of glass to diffuse it??
     
  16. sevag

    sevag What's a Dremel?

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    Pcb

    crazy mod, man all these supplies are always hard for me to find.

    anyway, i was wondering, if there was a was i could put the PCB design on

    my side window. i don't mean replacing the entire side window, like a

    transparent thin pcb design, that i could just tape on there.

    So i can get some colorful effects. Hopefully, you understand what im saying.
     
  17. robotguy9000

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    nice guide! thanks
     
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    Tip: When mixing up the caustic soda (NaOH) with water, do it reasonably slowly. Tipping one lot into the other caused a very dangerous boiling fountain of NaOH.

    :worried:
     
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  20. Plasma

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    Shaolyen: Remember to pour acid into the water, and not the other way!
     
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