PCB ecthing at home using photo transfer method

Blondihacks wrote an in-depth tutorial on how to make PCBs made at home using pre-sensatived photo-PCBs. We especially liked the board design optimization for home etching tips. Wide traces, big vias, and using a ground plane are all strategies we use to get good DIY photo-transfer PCBs too. DIY etching is the fastest way to […]

Make's PCB etching tutorial

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 cool. Our current method for single-sided […]

PCB etching tutorial

Instructables user ArduinoFun shows how to etch PCBs at home using a positive photo-resist. This method involves printing the PCB design on an inkjet transparency, exposing it under a UV light, developing in a basic solution, then etching in an acid. Do you etch your own PCBs? What methods have you tried? This is exactly […]