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Making Printed Circuit Boards

As an electronics hobbiest, I've been making printed circuit boards for many years. I use a simple process which is relatively inexpensive to set up and yields boards of reasonable quality. This process is only practical for making a very low volume of printed circuit boards, such as an occasional prototype. Keeping the limitations of the process in mind, maybe this information will be useful.

I've been intending to write these web pages, with nice photos, for a year years now... maybe someday I'll actually do it. Fortunately, Injectorall has written a pretty nice page that describes how to do it. Their instructions are more or less similar to how I do it.

Process Steps

  1. Print layout artwork
  2. Apply photoresist to the board
  3. Expose photoresist
  4. Develop
  5. Etch
  6. Drill
  7. Tin Plate

Acquiring Materials

Making Simple Low-Volume Printed Circuit Boards, Paul Stoffregen
Last updated: February 24, 2005
Status: just starting these pc board pages
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