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lowrider3121
01-05-2010, 11:25 AM
Hey everyone just wanted to show everyone I etch my first PCB 2 REN-W and 6 breakout boards.

Thanks for all your help,

cbell
01-05-2010, 11:26 AM
Very nice, what method did you use?

Where do you get your blank boards?

lowrider3121
01-05-2010, 11:29 AM
Did the toner on glossy photo paper and used Ferric Chloride to etch the boards now have to order the drill bits to drill them out.

budude
01-05-2010, 11:41 AM
They appear to be tinned - - did you do that manually with solder or did you use the tin plating liquid? I haven't used that stuff yet but would like to give it a go...

lowrider3121
01-05-2010, 12:15 PM
Haven't done anything to them yet fresh out of the tank. What you see is the paper that is still on the traces didn't want to take it off just yet. What to drill out the board first than remove toner than tin manually.

bobkeyes
01-05-2010, 06:24 PM
Good looking boards Harvey. I would like to know more about the renw. Can you point me in the right direction?

Also, be sure you get a bit intended to drill PCBs. They have a little "flute" on the end which cuts the trace instead of tearing it out as a regular bit has a tendency to do. Don't ask me how I know. ;-)

lowrider3121
01-05-2010, 07:16 PM
hi Bob everything I know about the REN-W is in the File Library under cooper section. It has a PDF file there on the REN-W along with the trace pattern.

Wayne J
01-05-2010, 07:55 PM
Good looking boards Harvey. I would like to know more about the renw. Can you point me in the right direction?

Also, be sure you get a bit intended to drill PCBs. They have a little "flute" on the end which cuts the trace instead of tearing it out as a regular bit has a tendency to do. Don't ask me how I know. ;-)

A higher speed will cure that issue. ;) (spin them up at least 1500 rpm)

lowrider3121
01-05-2010, 08:23 PM
going to use a Dremel 275 to drill PCB it says it has a 35,000 rpm operation. So i hope it works and I just ordered the press for the Dremel also.