Let's figure out how to etch those PCBs

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|Short description=We have a lot of material in the space to etch some PCB's.
 
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Let's try to make this work!
 
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**Maybe someone with a laserprinter can also print a small circuit, to compare. PAY ATTENTION, you can break your laserprinter if you use transparent sheets that are designed for inkjet. They can not handle the heat.
 
**Maybe someone with a laserprinter can also print a small circuit, to compare. PAY ATTENTION, you can break your laserprinter if you use transparent sheets that are designed for inkjet. They can not handle the heat.
  
*Very ambitious goal: making a solder mask.
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Some very ambitious goals:
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*making a soldermask (should be possible with dry film)
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*figuring out how fine our traces can be
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*double sided
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*testing if it is possible to use our minicnc to drill the holes before etching
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**I did some testing with the CNC in preparation of this event, and it looks great for DIP. I just tested in some MDF with a 1mm drill to make holes for pinheaders 2.54mm appart, and they look really well. [[CNC_Router#Drilling_holes_in_PCB_(before_etching)|Here]] is some more information.
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***Still to do find a way to convert gerber drill files to G-code (and to a form our CNC understands), but this should be possible. This could possibly give us the best of both worlds, the automatic drilling from the CNC, and the accuracy etching can provide.
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Latest revision as of 23:43, 20 December 2013

Note: this article is about a passed event.

Let's figure out how to etch those PCBs
We have a lot of material in the space to etch some PCB's.

Let's try to make this work!

800px-Etched in Ferric Chloride at Home.jpg
From 2014/01/25 02:00:00 PM
to 2014/01/25 11:00:00 PM
Presenters (1):
Warddr


Type:
Meeting
Category:
Electronics
Location:
Den Bunker

Herrystraat 22, Deurne, Belgium

Cost:
1,5 (for a 10x15 PCB you can take home :) (optional))


Agenda points

Let's figure out how to make PCBs in the space. Some goals we can work towards:

Some very ambitious goals:

Meeting notes

Join note taking during the meeting: http://piratepad.be/p/VoidWarranties



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Has end date25 January 2014 23:00:00  +
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