This video by Rich Olson demonstrates his method for creating 2-layer PCBs using his laser cutter and chemical etching. Via Hacked Gadgets.
Category Archives: PCBs
Check out this new PCB design web application! It’s a free browser-based CAD application for designing, the PCBWeb: A new PCB design web application was released this last week called PCBWeb. The website states that PCBWeb is a free browser-based CAD … Read more
BatchPCB moving to OSHPark: BatchPCB is the PCB prototyping service by SparkFun. Some days ago it was announced that it was sold to OSH Park, another PCB service I’ve already blogged about and that I used to manufacture the PCBs for … Read more
Screen printing PCB manufacturing: Here is an example of Screen Printing PCB Manufacturing. It is very time consuming but your PCB factory could make screen printed t-shirts on the weekends. :) It looks like they are setup for medium volume … Read more
Fusion PCB Service - 4 layers is now available at Seeed Studio: Now, let’s talk about today’s focal point— 4-layer Fusion PCB Service. Since providing 2-layer Fusion PCB service, we’ve received inquiries about 4-layer PCB constantly. Today, we are psyched to … Read more
rng has been working on a new PCB CAD tool called Razen: Razen is a collaborative, scriptable schematic and PCB layout tool. Currently in development, a first alpha release will be available by April. Via the forum.
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 … Read more
Here’s a short Kicad tutorial by Wayne and Layne: PCB edges An important part of designing a PCB is to clearly indicate the outline of the board, so the board house will know how to cut your boards apart. Most … 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.
Wedecon Electronic Design located this post on the Texas Instruments blog highlighting the problems presented in PCB design by parasitic effects caused by rapid high current transients and high frequencies. You can view the post Everything is Part of the … Read more
Moppyduino, is a 6 channel Arduino based M_usical Fl_oppy controller PCB: Moppyduino is a M_usical Fl_oppy controller PCB based around the Arduino. The code is provided courtesy of Sammy1Am.
Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. This tool helps check the accuracy of your multimeter: The design might be interesting anyways since it has remote sensing for compensating for voltage drop in the cables. But if … Read more
Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. This tool helps to determine exact hole dimensions for screws and other parts. This weeks PAW will be extremely simple – it’s not even a breakout board, but it might … Read more
Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 7 he designed a voltage and frequency logger for household mains power supply. The device is designed around the ATtiny45 microcontroller which records the frequency and voltage, and … Read more
In response to our post about a competitor offering cheap solderpaste stencil services Seeed Studio announced they are working on the same. Expect them to be available after the Chinese New Year break. Yes! We are preparing that, will available … Read more
Mats stumbled upon another cheap PCB fab house. The pricing and PCB limitations are comparable with Seeed and Itead. With each PCB order they offer a solder past stencil for an extra $25. We also noticed that they offer part … Read more
jechavarria recently received a Digital Paddleclock PCB in the giveaway and wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly and operation. Via the contact form.
Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week. In week 6 he came up with GolGrid, a Conwat’s game of life emulator 4×4 LED modules. The modules are designed to accept commands over the UART protocol, and set … Read more
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 … Read more
Here’s an interesting method for designing PCBs that you’d like to mount on heatsinks. This tutorial explains how to make your PCB using thermal tape as the copper substrate. A thin piece of copper is mounted onto thermal tape, then … Read more