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Double sided vinyl sticker PCB toner transfer

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Mincior made a tutorial on DIY double sided PCBs using vinyl stickers as your toner transfer substrate. We wrote about his vinyl sticker method in an earlier post, but this one covers synchronization between the two layers as well. This is a different way of making a double sided PCB,...

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Stovetop toner transfer tutorial

Monday, December 10th, 2012

One of the most common techniques in DIY PCB etching is the toner transfer method. Tom added a twist to the standard method by adding the use of a stovetop in the toner transfer process. He wrote a tutorial describing in depth how you could recreate his results. I have...

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Another toner transfer circuit board making guide

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Sometimes prototyping your boards needs to be done quickly. Etching boards at home is the quickest way to knock up simple designs. There's tons of ways to do it, one of the most popular is the toner transfer method. A circuit design is laser-printed on glossy paper, then transferred to...

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DIY IR Toy and CPLD breakout boards

Friday, May 4th, 2012

DIY etched boards are the quickest way to get a project up and running. This is just what Noy did with his IR Toy, and CPLD breakout boards. He modified our projects to a single layer design. Used the toner-transfer method to copy the traces, and etched the boards with...

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DIY PIC16F883 breakout board

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Phil made a DIY breakout board for the PIC16F883 microcontroller. The board uses a surface-mount single-layer design, and the parts are nicely spaced.  It's an easy board to make at home using the DIY toner-transfer method of PCB etching. You can download the source files and other design data from...

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Easy toner transfer PCBs with hacked laminator

Friday, March 25th, 2011

When you make PCBs with the toner transfer method, you have to spend around 10 minutes per board sweating over a hot clothes iron while the toner melts to the PCB. Ahmad Tabbouch though a laminator might be an easier solution, but the default temperature is too low.  This tutorial...

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