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Home Made PCB – Arduino Prototype Shield (Part 3)

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This is Part 3 and also the final part of my journey in making my first home made PCB. If you’ve not read the previous parts, here is Part 1 and Part 2. My aim of this project is to create my own Arduino Prototype Shield. With the PCB done, it’s time to turn to the components that will be …

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Home Made PCB – Etching Copper Layer (Part 2)

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This is Part 2 of my journey in making my first Home Made PCB. If you’ve not read Part 1, here it is. In the last post, I showed the entire process of etching the photo resist layer. Now what’s left of the photo resist layer (green in colour) is the actual PCB layout. Beneath the photo resist layer is …

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Home Made PCB – Etching Photo Resist Layer (Part 1)

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I’ve always wanted to make my own Arduino Prototype Shield. This shield allows the user to use a breadboard on an Arduino. It’s a very simple shield but if I were to buy it, it will cost me at least RM30. An example would be this Prototype Shield from sparkfun.com. It is sold for USD 15, which translates to approximately …

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Tools To Make Your Own PCB

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Today after work I went to Jalan Pasar to do some shopping. Went to get some tools and supplies to make my own PCB at home. I made the PCB shown above in college, it was for an IR Transmitter and Receiver project. I’ve always wanted to make my own PCB at home but couldn’t find the time and resources …

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Fritzing, another schematic/PCB software

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In an older post, I talked about using EAGLE to draw out schematics and PCBs. Please check it out here. I’ve stumbled across another software and I found it to be very interesting. Have you ever gone to the Arduino.cc website and stumbled across graphical schematics like these : And also the schematics I’ve drawn in a previous post? : …

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EAGLE PCB Software

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PCB is the abbreviation of Printed Circuit Boards. They house all the components and contain electrical traces to connect them together. A PCB software helps in designing a PCB whether it is for a huge production or just self-made PCBs. In my college, I was taught how to use the Protel PCB software (now called Altium) and I was told …

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