Posts Tagged ‘circuit board’

HackEDA: Build your own custom circuit board

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Would you like a pcb of your HackEDA generated design made for you (for free)? ... I'm testing something out, and I need sample designs. If you're willing to assemble the board yourself and give me feedback on how it went, I'll lay your design out, route it, have it...

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Circuit board assembly at SMA’s German factory

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Nerdvana tweetted: Interesting PCB assembly  infomercial ...similiar to eevblog #264 Via TweetDeck.

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Online PCB routing software

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Kelvin writes: I was designing PCB using Kicad recently. For slightly more complex board, I was lazy to route them and instead use the in-built autoroute feature. Kicad autoroute feature seems inadequate. This is when I found the free autorouting tool at To use the tool, one needs to...

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Dead bug FM transmitter

Monday, October 11th, 2010

This simple FM transmitter circuit is made from through-hole parts on a scrap of circuit board. A nice example of dead bug prototyping. Did you know NASA has dead bug standards? Via Hack a Day.

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More PCB art from Ril3y

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Ril3y left a comment on the Lincoln PCB with a few other artistic boards. Not really a "circuit" but it was an attempt at how cool I could get a pcb. Next is to bake in a circuit next time. I try to use copper to do quite a bit...

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Make's PCB etching tutorial

Saturday, February 20th, 2010 We enjoyed this (sponsored) segment from Make about etching circuit boards. Like Collin, we got our start etching boards we found on the web, at first with toner transfer and later UV photo masking. We didn't know how the circuits worked, but it was still exciting to build something...

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Posted in idle, skills | 3 Comments »

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