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Kjorkis

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PCB Acid Etching
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:58:38 AM »
So... I was at the lab Thursday night and got to watch Mike do a test run of his PCB Acid Etching.


I know you guys are trying to put a class together but is there any chance you could throw up a short parts list so I can tinker a bit while we all wait for the class?


The resolution and detail was sick and I'd love to make a few PCBs with the process.

Simply7

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 12:49:34 PM »
Mike's class is going to be great. His methods turned out the best dual side copper board I've ever seen outside a professional service.

Ditto on the shopping list, just add your suppliers too.

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 08:24:28 PM »
We're making kits, and have most of the materials on hand already. I think mike and I can get them ready for pickup  probably for tuesday or Wednesday.
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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 10:33:43 PM »
so, photo sensitive or laser transfer or marker, [size=78%]I have done all three, [/size][/size][size=78%]heated agitation tank helps too ( have not tried ultrasonic [/size][size=78%][/size]cleaner[size=78%][/size][size=78%] yet, heard that works as well? )[/size][size=78%]


Super fun to do, glad mike is showing people who to do this, its fun to do, as osh park takes the fun out of it..


this is a must for every maker or electronic enthusiast.



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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 11:28:14 PM »
I am designing the board that we will be making in the class and I should have it done this weekend so that I can get a BOM together for Brooks so she can put the kits together. I am really excited about this class and I'm glad I can finally give back to the lab for ask the help I've received.

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 03:54:28 PM »
We finally have the board designed, parts in stock and turning into kits. This is going to be a killer class. I'm going to show the class how to make your own etching solution, how to etch the board (2 sided) plus there will be components to solder as the board the class will etch is going to be an arduino (be it a stripped down version). Can't wait to share with everyone what I have learned in making my own boards. Keep on eye on the calendar as I believe the first class will be on Friday March 28th. Let me know if anyone has any questions.

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 04:16:50 PM »
Exciting, thank you for doing this!

Simply7

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2014, 05:13:52 PM »
I see it on the calendar. Do we want to setup a eventbrite imstance so the number of participants doesn't get out of hand?

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2014, 07:51:19 PM »
There is one AFAIK. I signed up!

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2014, 10:26:21 PM »
I've signed up!

Simply7

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2014, 03:07:01 PM »
Ditto!
  Can someone add the eventbrite link to the calendar?
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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 09:56:06 AM »
Thanks everyone that took the PCB class. There were some hiccups but being that this was the first class, that was to be expected and I think it went really well. I will be working on the timing of the class as well as modifying some things to make it go more smoothly. I will be working an making some equipment not only for the class but also that will stay at the lab so that anyone will be able to make their own PCB's at that lab. I am working on getting everything up on Git Hub so that if you want to make the equipment yourself the plans will be there. If anyone has any questions or suggestions please let me know.   

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 08:54:29 AM »
It needs to be taught again for those of us who couldn't make it! :)

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Re: PCB Acid Etching
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 09:49:38 AM »
The end of this month is the next class. Trying to decide if we should move it to Saturday afternoon instead of Friday night as the class is a little lengthy.