DIY Electronics – Make your own Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) at home! (Inexpensive & Easy Method)

If you held back, just because of the cost and hassles of getting a Circuit Board printed by the professionals, look no further!

This video shows you how you can make Printed Circuit Boards, for your electronics projects, right at home, with simple tools, and inexpensive materials. The Toner-Transfer method is described, as it is the simplest of the existing methods.

Although this method can be used only for 1 layered (2 layered at the most) PCB’s, and it may not yield the professionalism of the boards that you see with kits, it is really easy, and works really well for most designs.

The best part is, you do not have to know how a circuit works before making it. just download a design off the internet, and you are good to go!

Tools/Materials you will require:
# Access to a Laser Printer
# Copper Plated Plastic Board
# Clothes Iron
# Nail Polish Remover + Paper Towels
# Kitchen Scrub
# Ferric Chloride Powder
# Glass container
# Drilling Machine/Hand Operated Drill
# 0.8 or 1mm bits
# Soldering Iron + Solder + Components

If you are into Electronics, all of these will be accessible to you, with the possible exception of Ferric Chloride Powder. It can be bought off Online Stores, or Chemical Stores near you.

Precautions:
# The concentration of FeCl3 solution mentioned in the video is relatively safe to work with. Higher Concentrations although help to increase speed of etching, they are corrosive. It mandates the use of rubber gloves. Do consider your safety!
# Do not Iron the board for too long. The plastic may melt.

Links I promised:
# Software for Beginner PCB Designing:
http://www.expresspcb.com/free-cad-software
# When you get more experienced, you can try out Eagle:
http://www.cadsoftusa.com/download-eagle/

Comments

Ritwik Tiwari says:

Amazing work, keep it up! 🙂

Anshuman Ganguly says:

Very good! Good luck…

Ashwani Singh Tanwar says:

thanks for the video!! was looking for that from quite long 😛

Vinamr Sachdeva says:

which video editing soft
do u use

PRASHANT MADAN says:

Hey it is awesome.
I find a great alternative of pcb designing .I think you must watch this too.
https://youtu.be/6m5sABxXMDU

Sandeep Kumar says:

Hi Keshav
If you are interested into practical electronics and science projects then
you should definitely checkout this project http://madresistor.org/
Its an open source device to learn science and electronics.You can use it with a variety of coursewares and learn cool stuff like building your own scientific python, experiments and instruments along the way.

Raj M says:

Nice one. But at least you should have powered that circuit ON and showed why you wasted 8 minutes? ^_^

You are a last minute bore!

K S Bisht says:

Exellent Keshav. I am sure we will many more such educative posts from you.

DiyEcoProjects says:

Yeay!… well done for making an excellent video. Thank you, i will give this a try

What program did you use please?

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