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stan
04-12-2010, 11:06 PM
i just finished a really cool one today. the traces are on one side, and the component side has a gnarly design etched into the copper. :D


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KwtmW5ADclE/S8QMPg5WcwI/AAAAAAAAAHc/NXqatvqlQuM/s640/2010-04-12%2023.15.37.jpg

Adehtla
04-13-2010, 1:10 AM
Haha! This is someone who has WAY too much free time...

Satex
04-13-2010, 12:40 PM
Last time I etched one myself I was in high school. Using the online protoshops is pretty cost effective, especially since 4 mil traces are difficult to draw.

chiefcrash
04-14-2010, 2:23 PM
still working on mine. making a sound card o-scope probe. I'm gonna try to use the laser printer toner transfer method and make a 2 sided board...

professionalcoyotehunter
04-14-2010, 2:36 PM
Why waste my time when I can get someone else to do it for me? :D

chiefcrash
04-14-2010, 10:36 PM
Why waste my time when I can get someone else to do it for me? :D

cause when you make it yourself, it makes you a bada**...

gunn
04-15-2010, 2:27 PM
... either that, or you get a serious high from the nasty caustic chemicals. :)
-g

professionalcoyotehunter
04-15-2010, 2:30 PM
cause when you make it yourself, it makes you a bada**...

When I get someone else to make it, it puts me in charge.:D

Nessal
04-25-2010, 8:45 PM
I remember drawing on PCB and then dipping it into acid etch to make my own circuit boards. Awesome times in high school. Do they even have those programs anymore nowadays?

Turbinator
04-30-2010, 8:29 AM
Same here, did the acid bath etch after drawing on the copper with a permanent marker. Was told not to let the acid boil, it gets dangerous.. so next thing I know, the acid is boiling. Yikes! Turned it down, nothing bad happened. Lab partner and I had a laugh about it afterwards.

Turby