Etching and Soldering

A project log for ArcReactorX

The more 'intuitive' arc reactor! Designed to get attention ;)

rohit-guptaRohit Gupta 04/12/2014 at 14:210 Comments

I etched my board using the traditional toner transfer method. Its a bit tricky to get those 10mil tracks for TSSOP packaged MSP430 but eventualy with practise its easier to achieve.

I cleaned the  copper clad and ironed the laser printed photopaper on it and then used my OpenAgitator(Build urs here) to eat away the copper while i drank tea.

I then soldered the components and shaped the pcb like a Tazo with groves cut so that i can either sew it or use a velcro later.