Making Printed Circuit Boards

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9780070027985: Making Printed Circuit Boards

Almost everyone who builds or experiments with electronic circuits develops an interest in making printed circuit boards. Devices built on pc boards are small, lightweight, simple to troubleshoot and repair, and easy to duplicate - qualities that professionals and hobbyists alike can appreciate. This is a learn-by-example guide for entry-level technicians, students, and experimenters who want to learn how to build their own high-quality pc boards. Janet Axelson takes readers step by step from schematic diagram to finished project, demonstrating how to draw circuit designs, transfer artwork to pc blanks, etch copper patterns, drill lead holes, solder components, and repair and modify boards. Some of the topics addressed include how to use computers and photography to design circuits, how to make double-sided boards, how to choose and use photoresists, and how to safely handle and dispose of etching chemicals. Axelson carefully selects her methods throughout to ensure simplicity, low cost, and speedy construction.

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Learn the latest techniques...Making Printed Circuit Boards Learn thelatest PC-board fabrication techniques with this learn-by-exampleguide. The book includes 25 projects and experiments that teach youhow to: Draw circuit designs; Transfer artwork to pc blanks; Etchcopper patterns and drill lead holes; Solder components repair andmodify boards. Master all the latest techniques for low-cost, speedyconstruction and discover applications for surface-mount components, computer-aided design, safety, and environmental protection.

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A guide to designing and making printed-circuit boards.


Printed circuit board basics
Preparing a useful schematic diagram
Component choices
Techniques for designing pc-board artwork
Drawing the pc-board artwork
Preparing for image transfer
Transferring the artwork to the pc board
Etching; drilling and soldering
Repairing pc boards
Sources for software, supplies, and materials

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