[Chugalug] So what is the state of making your own circuit boards?

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 19:49:21 UTC 2014


You can always get inkject cartridges for making a silkscreen of your
circuit and etch it yourself.

That's what I did to make my Megasquirt ECU.


On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM, 32cstyle . <cstyle31 at gmail.com> wrote:

> You know, I never thought about using a Dremel. I have one of those and
> the small bits that come with it.
> Thanks for that idea.
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:55:52 -0400
>> Rod <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>> > I'll look into it and thanx.
>> > I wonder what original maker used. From what I gathered he did a lot
>> > on linux.
>>
>> Figure out how to generate Eagle files (and many open source hardware
>> projects include 'em), if I remember right that's the lingua franca for
>> everyone who doesn't do the "here's some free software that you can use
>> to order from us" thing, and is what you'll wnat for >2 layer boards.
>>
>> Then just search for "Eagle file circuit board" and pick a vendor.
>> There are tons.
>>
>> I've got an acquaintance who was doing his own with the "print on a
>> laser printer, iron that on to a board as a resist layer", and... yeah.
>> Setting up to do high quality fine trace circuit boards is a capital
>> intensive process. The people I know who are making inroads into
>> actually doing their own are using small CNC routers (Dremel and some
>> steppers) and cutting away the copper that way...). But that's nothing
>> compared to what a real vendor will give you.
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