Home Made PCB!

For many years I have wanted to be able to use Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) for my prototypes and robotics projects. At long last (and thanks to spring break!) I have finally experienced my first success at home printed PCBs. I will later post a tutorial on how I did it and how you can to. All it takes is a laser printer ($30 on Craigslist), an old magazine (EDN works nicely), a blank circuit board (Radio Shack), and PCB etching solution (Radio Shack). Below are a few pics of my first project, a camera interface board for my senior capstone project Skratcam Stereo Vision System.

The layout using the FREE version of EAGLE CAD

Board after etching

Holes drilled, components mounted

The top side!

A peek inside at the V-regulator

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