# diy pcb at home

#### embpic

Joined May 29, 2013
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#### DickCappels

Joined Aug 21, 2008
5,873
With the UV method, you need to use copper clad board with a light sensitive photo resist. Otherwise not much happens.

There will probably be some suggestions of alternate methods following, so I will mention one. This one doesn't require a coated board and uses an etchant that doesn't leave horrible stains all over:

http://www.dr-lex.be/hardware/tonertransfer.html

#### wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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There's a very good thread here somewhere on DIY PCB manufacture. I think Bill Marsden might have tended it, but anyway the folks around here submitted many different approaches to each of the steps. If you're interested and can't find it, let us know. I'm sure we can unearth it.

#### ErnieM

Joined Apr 24, 2011
7,992
You can get custom double sided PCBs with plated thru holes, solder mask, tinned pads a one side silk screen for $34USD for 5x5cm or$44USD for 10x10cm boards. Price includes shipping.

Good, cheap, not very fast but you can pay more for expedited shipping.

Just sayin.

#### grages

Joined May 6, 2014
5
There's a very good thread here somewhere on DIY PCB manufacture. I think Bill Marsden might have tended it, but anyway the folks around here submitted many different approaches to each of the steps. If you're interested and can't find it, let us know. I'm sure we can unearth it.