[Noisebridge-discuss] etching circuitboards the easy way, at sudoroom

Henner Zeller h.zeller at acm.org
Sun Jul 31 19:26:45 UTC 2016


On 30 July 2016 at 15:58, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> Last tuesday at sudoroom I used the Phaser 8560 printer to print circuit
> patterns onto pyralux material (kapton coated with copper) and then etched
> them in ferric chloride.
>
> http://imgur.com/gallery/TbzsP
>
> the result was that I was able to make circuits very quickly and easily,
> even though it was the first time i did it this way.

Wow, these turned out beautifully, Jake! Good work. It essentially
worked as expected.
This is still on my TODO list, so this just skipped a couple of levels
and is higher up on the list now :)

Good to know about the need to give the wax another bake.

-h

>
> if other people want to etch circuits at sudoroom, I can help.  email me if
> you want to coordinate.
>
> The circuit i made was single-sided but you can do multiple layer
> circuitboards pretty easily, obviously, by putting these back-to-back.
>
> if you wanted to be even more advanced, you could use the laser cutter to
> burn holes in the pyralux (assuming that works) and solder through those
> holes from layer to layer.
>
> also did i mention this material is flexible like paper?  we can make
> wearables, cylindrical circuits, watches...
>
> -jake
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