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Offline x18

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Blog about home-PCB-manufacturing?
« on: September 11, 2011, 03:33:13 pm »
hi dave,

how do you create your board prototypes? if you create the lightning masks, print them out, etch the boards all by yourself. perhaps you could do a tutorial about that. what is important in the layout software to create good masks for self made boards?


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Re: Blog about home-PCB-manufacturing?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 03:43:57 pm »
I wrote this article about making PCBs this many years ago - most of it is still valid.
Quick summary of the key points :
Ensure your PCB software puts small holes in pads to act as centre-punch marks for drilling.
Laser print on drafting film.
Use silicate, not hydroxide developer.
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