DIY Printed Circuit Boards and related techniques
2012-07-09 Robin Whittle
In the future I will use this directory to depict various
do-it-yourself printed circuit board techniques which I have found useful.
The best place I know to discuss these things is the Homebrew-PCB
Yahoo Group (a mailing list with web-archives and the option of web-based posting):
This has archives which are searchable at the above page and which
can be found by search engines such as Google. (There's a related
Yahoo Group for inkjet printing resist on to copper to protect it from
being etched: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Inkjet_PCB_Construction/
My messages so far include:
Cheap Lowell LOOL280 laminator for Riston or other negative film photoresist
Riston MM540 from Czech Republic and UV wavelengths
Transparent, non-diffused, phototool with a laser printer and laminator
Reducing the diffusion of paper and plastic film laser-printed phototools
DIY laser transfer paper with water-based "gum" glue
It turns out that the glue I am using is not based on starch (as I
assumed it was) but is Poly Vinyl Alcohol dissolved in water.
- 2012 July 2: Initial version. Later versions added links to messages.
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