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PCB making- where to find materials?
« on: November 30, 2009, 09:49:38 PM »
hey guys,

just wondering where u guys get ur materials for making PCB's, like
-copper clad board
- etch solution

also what etch solution do u think is best?
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Re: PCB making- where to find materials?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 12:42:00 AM »
I get mine from the equivalent to your radio shack...
As for etchant, i use ammonium persulphate, works great every time and is reusable, not to mention clean!
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Re: PCB making- where to find materials?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 02:54:01 AM »
 i mostly get them etched from nearby (safer option)but i use fecl3 which sucks in many ways(not easily disposable) but u eventually get the results
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Re: PCB making- where to find materials?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 05:50:52 AM »
thanks guys :)

by the sound of it i think ill use ammonium persulphate.

i live in canada to the equivlent to radio shack is the source and they dont carry it.
any other suppiers?
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Re: PCB making- where to find materials?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009, 03:04:55 PM »
I've never bought any etching supplies, but I have looked into it.

Do you have an Active Electronics Supplies Depot nearby?

their site: www.active123.com
(you can find their store locations on the site)

They sell a wide variety of circuit etching products, as well as other electronics. And yes, they do have ammonium persulphate ;)
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