Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Captain Slug, 20 Jun 2005.
oh wow that does not look fun!
best of luck loving it keep us updated
It's not too difficult to build a cheapo uv etching box, you need only a box (mine is made with wood, an old smoked herrings box) two UV neon and a photo frame. In my little setup the neon are fixed in the top of the box with a piece of mirror rear them, to expand the light, and the photo frame slide in from the front. The photo frame is used to keep the acetate laser print with the circuit in perfect contact with the copper . Excuse my poor english, ASAP my friend return the box to I'll send you some pics, if you're interesed....
Bye and keep on, I'm very happy to see your works!
I have also been trying to etch some PCBs using the toner transfer method. Im sure you have read up about this but ive noticed a couple of things;
The gaps between traces can be pretty small but the traces themselfs benefit from being as thick as possible.
The printer has to be set to its darkest setting to put as much toner on the paper as possible.
The paper is very important, some inkjet photo papers just seem to hold on to the toner far too well for it to peel off cleanly. And one of the papers i tried transfered a plastic coating to the copper thats been really difficult to remove.
Boiling water is the best for softening the paper, then you can peel off the thick part leaving a white film that you can rub off with your thumb.
pre heat the copper board with a heat gun so it isn't just pulling all the heat out from the iron and disapating it.
Just an idea... But why don't asking to some door sign maker? Mmm, door sign... Excuse my poor english, but .... an image :
It's now easy to understand what I say with "door sign maker" I hope... An italian hobbyst do this :
with an homebrew cnc mill , so if you bring the file to the door sign maker with the vetronite they can engrave the copper surface and drill all the holes without using the eteching method, and without acid.... I hope this little idea can be helpful... Excuse for the img, but a lot of english word are missing in my personal dictionary :-(
That would cost WAAAAY more money than I can afford to spend right now.
*holds soulmage at gunpoint for more pics...
Does this mean it's done? Good news. Good news indeed.
oh my god i thin k its done YAY
btw what are those things in the middle that look like stacked horizontal needles ??
He's finished 99% of the work. I still have to add the 4-pin molexes because the female connectors aren't available as PCB-mount, so I have to make them myself.
Mill-max headers. They connect the two boards together.
Suspense is grand ain't it?
Now I sit here with my popcorn and my beer watin' to see the pcb finished :-]
Someone wants some pops?
Arrived around 10am. Express mail is EXPRESS
Soulmage is 10 tons of awesome. And I made this way more difficult than it needed to be for him because I sent him the wrong kind of copper clad board. But he pulled it off.
Now I need to add the molexes and get it mounted in the case.
Eh, learning experience for all I guess. Twas fun for me and glad I could help
WOW!!! Can't wait till the next update!!!
& who says the mod community has lost its spirit? (saw that in another thread) You two guys and several other members here: Warrior_Rocker (electronics), Highland3r (overclocking), Glider (Linux), to name only a few, as well as the moderators are great examples of people with knowledge and skills and a willingness to lend a hand, share from your experience, and encourage others who are learning.
These examples are greatly appreciated (there are many more examples here too, sorry to those many others I didn't mention but that would take another thread)
that is a pretty sad case design.. its very,,.. traditional
no offence im sure its a fun project
awsome i get it now it was hard to see from that pic so yea
but how beneficial will this be for you captian how often do u change ur mobo and such?
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