DIY Metal PCB Solder Paste Stencils

Surface Mount Stencils made at home from everyday items.

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How to use a laser cutter, hobby vinyl cutter or toner transfer to create metal surface mount stencils with aluminum flashing or soda cans..
Not entirely a new process, but a complete guide in one place....

I'll be adding more details here soon.. I'll be adding photos and better instructions as well..

I started this project so I could share a method that seems to work pretty well.. I had a need since I wanted to make PCBs for the ramanPi and quickly discovered my previous methods fall short.. Hope this helps someone else too.. I'd love to hear suggestions if anyone has anything to add here!

Keep an eye out for more ramanPi development too.. !

  • 1 × AMERIMAX HOME PRODUCTS 68306 6x10 Mill Finish Aluminum Flashing From amazon or home depot, lowes, etc...
  • 1 × Muriatic Acid Home Depot, Lowes, Pool Store, etc
  • 1 × Hydrogen Peroxide Drug Store
  • 1 × 3 mil Hobby Vinyl for vinyl cutters Hobby Store, Amazon, eBay

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    Step 1

    Preliminary instructions:

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    Step 2

    1- Create your PCB design and create your PCBs using your preferred method.

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    Step 3

    2- I'll be showing the method using a Silhouette Cameo Hobby Cutter for the preliminary instructions...

    Adhere your vinyl to the cameo's adhesive cutting sheet.. (Do not remove the backing from the vinyl)

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