Many of us now outsource PCB manufacturing to board houses abroad, which offer you significant-quality boards with progressively impressive turnaround occasions. You may however brew up your individual PCB, although, and a reader found this wonderful previous hack from [William Hare] that may be well worth a appear.
Fail to remember toner transfer or marker pens — this construct is all about pace. [William] made a decision to use a rubber stamp to speedily transfer ink to a copper board that can then be etched to develop a PCB. It’s uncomplicated and simple adequate. We have utilised the similar method for silkscreen and pad artwork, but never as an etch resist.
The trick is to make many rubber stamps with diverse circuit features, nevertheless. The genius portion is that you can then assemble a PCB by only stamping down the many circuit factors you need to have. The boards will continue to have to have to be drilled if you are doing work with via-gap pieces, but tipster [Shri] notes that the procedure is super useful for producing single-sided surface area mount boards.
We have observed some other exclusive methods to producing PCBs at dwelling, these types of as employing a 3D printer to aid out. If you’ve got your possess impressive homebrew PCB hacks, be guaranteed to fall us a line!
Many thanks [Shri Hari Ram] for the suggestion!