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Jacob
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Re: Home made PCB
Jacob   11/28/2013 11:16:48 PM
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"I used ORCAD capture and a PCB editor to create my boards. It used to be a tedious task, expecially when I had to create a board for high frequency circuits. Sometimes the insolating substrate would fail to remove all the extra metal, and I would have to repeat the process over again, wasting my time and part of the precious material."

Hospic the easiest way is using a bread board or make PCB in a non metallic board with metallic interconnections. Aluminum foil paper is a good conductor and can be used to make signal conducting tracks.

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Hospice_Houngbo   11/27/2013 8:16:11 PM
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@Jacob: I can remember my old days in electonics class as well. I used ORCAD capture and a PCB editor to create my boards. It used to be a tedious task, expecially when I had to create a board for high frequency circuits. Sometimes the insolating substrate would fail to remove all the extra metal, and I would have to repeat the process over again, wasting my time and part of the precious material.

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prabhakar_deosthali   11/26/2013 6:10:02 AM
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In my opinion , use of a 3D printer just to get that PCB layout from the tracing paper to the PCB is an overkill. There could be other simple techniques to do the same , at home.

The most clumsy part is removal of the rest of the copper from the board once the etching is done and this process is manual.

@Jacob's techniques looks to be better and cheaper

 

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Home made PCB
Jacob   11/26/2013 1:50:37 AM
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Nicole, in our college days, we used to create our own small PCB circuits in a different way. We use to draw component interconnection diagrams in PC and print it over a transparent conducting paper (Metallic foil papers). Then finally it will cut in shape and paste over non conducting materials. For multi layers or interconnection, we use wire jumpers.



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