This sad FACE FRAME! documents the moment Ian found out Dirty PCBs hit Hacker News, Hack a Day, etc. Here’s the story behind our joke PCB site… A few months ago there were some comments in the forum about various … Read more
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At Dangerous Prototypes we have a team of amazing PCB designers. We crank out a lot of boards publicly and privately, but even we can’t keep these hungry routing addicts busy all the time. Now we’re lending our routing … Read more
Joebell wrote this Instructable detailing the process of making a double-sided PCBs with a laser cutter: With a little practice, you can make excellent double-sided PCBs by combining a laser cutter with chemical etching. The basic idea is: the laser cutter blasts … Read more
Acidbourbon offers some tips on PCB manufacturing at home. I’ve been manufacturing my own PCBs in my basement now for more than two years. In this article I do not want to give yet another explanation of the toner transfer … Read more
Charlie and Victor from Diyouware write, About a year ago my brother and I engaged on a quixotic project to build from scratch a low-cost PCB printer for photoresist. Finally we did it using a Blue Ray optical pickup (PHR-803T) … Read more
Hemal Chevli has designed this open source PCB ruler, that is available at Github: PCB ruler with different foot prints , SMD proto-typing area, tables, various AWG size holes and inches and cm scale.
eHaJo created a pcb with the new Wiznet W5500 chip (machine translation), SPI to Ethernet, and with the brand new atmel ATXMEGA8E5 chip on the pcb for the unique mac-address.
Samual posted picture of his Microchip TQFP-100 breakout board PCB build in the forum.
Bearmos writes, ”Looks like more good things are going to be coming to KiCAD, thanks to the folks at CERN. It sounds like they’re committing a programmer full time for one year to the project.” One of the main issues … Read more
Philip posted an update on his component size and silkscreen reference board we covered previously: After the reference board went over well, I also made a set of smaller boards to show the different soldermask colors. The boards all have a … Read more
rng posted an update on his Razen PCB CAD tool we posted previously: Razen is now in open beta for Windows, Mac and Linux. I received a bunch of useful suggestions from people testing the alpha versions, and have improved Razen significantly … Read more
Zofz posted an update on his ZofzPCB gerber viewer we posted previously: ZofzPCB Gerber Viewer takes the Gerber file data from your CAD/CAM files along with a little additional information and transforms it into a 3D image with colours used to differentiate nets, … Read more
Mats has amazed us with his board a week projects, and now one of them could be yours! Today Mats is giving away three TraId kits – Transistor type & pinout identifier. All parts included except for a CR2032 battery that … Read more
Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 22 he came up with TraId – Transistor type & pinout identifier: TraId is a really low cost version of the Part Ninja. It’s made to only identify … Read more
Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 21 he came up with Tindog an SMD soldering practice board shaped like a dog: A 8-pin SOIC is about the easiest SMD IC to solder so I … Read more
The DP6037 Protoboard v1 PCB is back in stock at Seeed Studio. A multipurpose 0.1″ pitch prototyping board that fits a DP6037 acrylic case. Grab a PCB from Seeed for $2.50.
Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 20 he came up with LEDger Led (polarity) tester: Everytime I solder a SMD LED on a pcb I have to turn on one of my multimeters and … Read more
Jérôme Vuarand developed an application to visualize Gerber data, a simple 3D viewer for Gerber files. This tool helps to review Gerber files before sending them to a PCB fab house: Over the course of the last 5 months I developped … Read more
Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 19 he came up with breakout board for micro SD cards: This weeks PAW is just a breakout board for micro SD cards. There’s a number of boards … Read more
Seeed Studio PCBA prototype service testing: Appreciated you use our fusion PCB service before. For greatly increase your efficiency for your product design from prototype stage, it bring a new service for your check. We are going to launch … Read more