From the Author
A guide to designing and making printed-circuit boards.
Printed circuit board basics
Preparing a useful schematic diagram
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
From the Back Cover
Build your own printed circuit boards--no experience necessary! Fast, easy, inexpensive construction techniques for professionals and hobbyists. Whether you're a practicing technician, technical student, or weekend experimenter, printed circuit boards can make your life a lot easier. Printed circuit board-mounted circuits are small, lightweight, simple to troubleshoot and repair, and a breeze to duplicate. You can even build them yourself using a few basic benchtop tools and this learn-by-example guide! Making Printed Circuit Boards takes you step by step from schematic diagram to finished project. You'll learn how to: draw circuit diagrams; transfer artwork to PC blanks; etch copper patterns; drill holes for leads and mounts; solder components to the board; repair and modify boards; use CADD software and photography to design circuits; make double-sided boards; choose and use photoresists; work with surface-mount components; safely handle and dispose of etching chemicals.