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Etching Custom Circuit Boards

To streamline my circuitry and be more space-efficient with my designs, I etch (basic) custom circuit boards. Below I outline the necessary supplies and steps for etching.


-Ferrochloric acid

-Copperclad board

-Transfer paper

-Sharpies or non-water-soluble markers (optional)

-Circuit layout (digital to print on transfer paper)

-Acetone (nail polish remover)


-Hot iron

-Tupperware or not-metal pot


-Good ventilation

-Latex gloves

-Hacksaw and mounting station (optional)

-Drill press and bits

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