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Etch-A-Shield Class Notes

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Modified on Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:02 AM by Bill French Categorized as Uncategorized

Process Overview

  1. IDEA!!!
  2. Design a Circuit
  3. Layout PCB
  4. Check Pin Compatibility: http://shieldlist.org/
  5. Route Traces
  6. Print on Paper – Verify
  7. Print on transfer paper
  8. Clean Copper Clad
  9. Transfer to Copper Clad
  10. Soak off Paper
  11. Cut
  12. Etch!
  13. Tin
  14. Drill
  15. Assemble

Etch-A-Shield Class Notes

  1. http://fritzing.org
  2. Arduino Shield Database: http://shieldlist.org/ (Check and see if there’s already a shield that does what you want / Check and see what pins are used by other shields, if you want to make your shield compatible with another shield)
  3. The graphic LCD Screen: http://www.adafruit.com/products/338
  4. Arduino Library: https://github.com/adafruit/PCD8544-Nokia-5110-LCD-library
  5. Tutorial: http://ladyada.net/products/nokia5110/
  6. The matrix keypad: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8653
  7. Very nice datasheet: http://dlnmh9ip6v2uc.cloudfront.net/datasheets/Components/General/SparkfunCOM-08653_Datasheet.pdf
  8. Arduino Library: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Code/Keypad
  9. Source for copper clad boards, and other etching supplies: http://www.elexp.com/pro-pcb.htm
  10. Special toner transfer paper, and lots of other information on toner transfer: http://www.pcbfx.com/main_site/pages/start_here/overview.html
  11. Stacking Headers: https://www.adafruit.com/products/85
  12. Nice tutorial on the toner transfer process: http://www.riccibitti.com/pcb/pcb.htm
  13. Drill Bits .. 29DBIT7 60 0.040" 1-5/8" 1.35 1.25 from here: http://www.elexp.com/tol_bit1.htm

Laminator Links:

http://www.pcbfx.com/main_site/pages/products/applicator.html

http://www.amazon.com/GBC-HeatSeal-Laminator-Inches-1703017/dp/B0030INLF0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319227335&sr=8-1

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