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Tip on improving the etching of circuit boards by "floating" them face down in the etchant.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1972 [Oct 1972] (v.3#1) pg. 26

Simple way of silver plating etched circuit boards.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1973 [Jul 1974] (v.4#3) pg. 22
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1974 [Oct 1974] (v.5#1) pg. 34

Tips on installing and using staked turret terminals on your circuit boards.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1973 [Aug 1974] (v.4#4) pg. 18

Quick, simple and inexpensive way of making printed circuit boards using a full-size copy of the pattern.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1975 [Jan 1976] (v.6#3) pg. 28

Tip on showing foil connections on the component side of a circuit board using a permanent marker.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1978 [Sep 1978] (v.9#3) pg. 44

Technique for making quick prototypes on copper clad boards.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1981 [Sep 1981] (v.12#4) pg. 38

Technique for making etched circuit boards. Especially good when starting with small artwork.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1982 [May 1982] (v.13#2) pg. 38
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1984 [Jul 1984] (v.15#3) pg. 38

How to generate a circuit board pattern and a stuffing guide from almost any schematic using the "cut-tape" method.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1985 [Jul 1985] (v.16#3) pg. 42

Simple two-channel circuit board accommodates most capacitor sizes from small polystyrenes to large WonderCaps. Ideal when adding bypass or coupling capacitors to an existing circuit.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1986 [Aug 1986] (v.17#3) pg. 42

Tips on making circuit boards using copper traces with adhesive backing (E-Z Circuit).
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1988 [May 1988] (v.19#2) pg. 45

Tip on using hot glue to attach capacitors and other bulky components to a printed circuit board.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1991 [Feb 1991] (v.22#1) pg. 50

Do-it-yourself PC boards. The secret to creating high-quality boards starts with good artwork.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1996 [Mar 1996] (v.27#1) pg. 16
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 4/1996 [Dec 1996] (v.27#4) pg. 38

Making your own printed circuit boards using a six-step process.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 4/1999 [Aug 1999] (v.30#4) pg. 14
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 1/2000 [Jan 2000] (v.31#1) pg. 50

Technique for converting printed circuit board artwork into Gerber format so that a PC house photo plotter can read the data.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 6/2000 [Nov 2000] (v.31#6) pg. 37

Using CAD software (computer-aided design) to prepare full-size patterns for speaker enclosures, electronic chassis and printed circuit boards.
AUDIOXPRESS Jan 2003 (v.34#1) pg. 36
Added Info AUDIOXPRESS Jun 2003 (v.34#6) pg. 68 (Fiberglass dust warning)

How to make aluminum foil circuit cards. Six-volt lantern battery provides the power to light a 6-volt bulb.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1976 (v.66#2) pg. 54

Designing with double sided printed circuit boards. Do it yourself technique will save space in your electronic projects.
BYTE Mar 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 94

Tips on designing power and ground runs first when using double sided PC boards.
BYTE Jun 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 193

Double-sided PC board exposure press holds two negatives and board in perfect registration and alignment. Estimated cost: $15.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jun 1980 (v.36#6) pg. 20

Printed circuit board basics. Designing a PC board layout.

How to make an instant PC board pressure-sensitive adhesive copper patterns cut out and stuck to perforated board with .100-inch grid pattern.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED May 1972 (v.15#3) pg. 52

Screen printing PC boards. Learn how to use the commercial manufacturing process for making your own printed circuit boards.
ELECTRONICS NOW Sep 1993 (v.64#9) pg. 38

Iron-on PC board patterns. Design printed circuit boards with CAD, and then etch them from resist patterns formed by ironing on laser-printed toner.
ELECTRONICS NOW Sep 1993 (v.64#9) pg. 42

Learn how to use the photo-resist method for making printed circuit boards.
ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1993 (v.64#12) pg. 43

Low-cost software for printed-circuit board design. A comparison of 12 PC-board layout programs. Part 1.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jan 1996 (v.67#1) pg. 25

Low-cost software for printed-circuit board design. A comparison of 12 PC-board layout programs. Part 2.
ELECTRONICS NOW Feb 1996 (v.67#2) pg. 37

Build this automatic parts tray. Learn how to use stepper motors and build a system that simplifies PC-board assembly. A stepper-controlled rotating parts bin and a graphical display of PC-board component locations help ensure that the right parts are inserted in the right spot on the board in optimal order of assembly. Part 1. Construction.
ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1996 (v.67#11) pg. 33

Build this automatic parts tray. Learn how to use stepper motors and build a system that simplifies PC-board assembly. Part 2. Format of the parts data file and the software.
ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1996 (v.67#12) pg. 63

PCDrill. Build a computer-controlled X-Y machine that drills printed circuit boards. Locates any position on a 6"x8" board with a resolution of 0.001". Est. cost: $100. Part 1. Construction details.
ELECTRONICS NOW Feb 1997 (v.68#2) pg. 35
Correction ELECTRONICS NOW May 1997 (v.68#5) pg. 10
Correction ELECTRONICS NOW Jun 1997 (v.68#6) pg. 10

PCDrill. Part 2. Alignment and software.
ELECTRONICS NOW Mar 1997 (v.68#3) pg. 41

Make your own printed circuit boards using toner-transfer products.
ELECTRONICS NOW Aug 1997 (v.68#8) pg. 48

A new way to make printed circuit boards. Use a flexible copper foil that is attached to a thin plastic carrier. This "Z-Flex" material is imaged using either a laser printer or a copier.
ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1997 (v.68#11) pg. 52

Special section on printed circuits.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Oct 1969 (v.82#4) pg. 37

Tips on using the Eicocraft printed circuit kit to make your own printed circuit boards.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1970 (v.10#5) pg. 65

Tip: How to use a large soldering iron on delicate printed-circuit boards.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Summer 1984 (v.2#1) pg. 89

One-shot PC boards. How to etch printed-circuit boards for small projects.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1987 (v.4#12) pg. 64

Tip on using seamstress' tracing paper to transfer PC designs.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Aug 1988 (v.5#8) pg. 6

Tip: Use "Pilot Photo Graphic Marker" to prepare printed-circuit boards for etching.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Aug 1988 (v.5#8) pg. 7

How to make photographs of both sides of a printed circuit board and then combine them into a single picture of a "transparent" circuit board where both sides are seen in their proper relationship.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1979 (v.28#8) pg. 48

Make your own PC boards for S-100 bus computers by starting with a universal wire wrap board whose pattern is given in the article. Step-by-step instructions for preparing or copying PC board artwork and then making the PC board are included.

Three tips for easier assembly of S-100 computer cards. (1) Assembly jig. (2) Foam board holds components while soldering. (3) Flexible arm card holder to position board.

Tip on modifying standard edge connectors to fit non-standard circuit boards.
MODEL RAILROADER Jun 1994 (v.61#6) pg. 26

How to get 1:1 copies from black-on-white artwork to clear-on-black film using 3M's "Color Key" materials without using a camera. An ideal way for electronic hobbyists to make masks for printed circuits, silk screens, etc.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1985 (v.1#4) pg. 71

The "Easy Circuit" way to make circuit boards. Adhesive-backed materials eliminate both photography and chemicals to speed circuit-board fabrication.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1985 (v.1#6) pg. 18

How to "fake" PC-board plate-through holes.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1985 (v.1#8) pg. 69

Simple process for making printed-circuit boards using a xerographic copy machine to make an intermediate copy of the circuit on a special transfer material.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 62

Making printed-circuit boards the old-fashioned way. Using photographic techniques without a camera or darkroom can provide repeatable professional results at low cost.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1988 (v.5#12) pg. 16
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 7

Professional-quality ultraviolet light source for exposing photosensitized printed-circuit artwork and boards up to 8"x16".
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 28
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 82
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 5

Practical printed-circuit boards. A simple direct-mask method of producing single-quantity printed-circuit boards.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 14
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1989 (v.6#10) pg. 6

Making printed-circuit boards without photography. How to use transfer film to copy an artwork image and transfer it to a PC blank as etchant resist.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1989 (v.6#12) pg. 16

Experimenting with electrically conductive ink. Use it for drawing conductive paths, repairing broken traces on printed-circuit boards, making switch contacts on flexible substrates, etc.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 58

Quick and easy PC boards. An innovative method for making printed-circuit boards using overhead projection film to bypass the traditional photographic process.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 50
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 5
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1990 (v.7#8) pg. 7

Printed-circuit boards from your PC. Forget the decals and X-acto knife. Let your personal computer lay out your next circuit board.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 18

How to make your own printed circuit boards.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #84 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 136

How to etch professional printed circuit boards.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1966 (v.24#3) pg. 54

Cutting, punching, and drilling printed circuit boards. Which tools to use and which not to use.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1968 (v.28#1) pg. 57

Duplicating printed circuit patterns which are printed in books and magazines by using photographic methods plus a photo-sensitive resist.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1968 (v.29#4) pg. 69

Tips on designing and making your own printed circuit boards.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1969 (v.30#6) pg. 63

Design your own printed circuit boards.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1970 (v.32#5) pg. 59

Adhesive stencil technique for PC boards. Get professional quality from magazine foil patterns.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1971 (v.35#6) pg. 71

A look at kits and basic materials to simplify making PC boards at home.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1972 (v.1#1) pg. 46

Constructing PC boards. Useful technique to make professional-like printed circuits.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1972 (v.2#3) pg. 34

The easy way to make PC boards. Using the photopositive methods.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1973 (v.4#4) pg. 65

How to make double-sided PC boards.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1974 (v.5#6) pg. 27

New methods do not require camera negatives to make printed circuit boards. Make boards directly from the printed page. One method lifts the ink image from the page and the other makes a photocopy without a camera.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1977 (v.11#5) pg. 55

PC drilling guide. Template allows you to mark IC pin holes on a PC board, in preparation for drilling the board.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1977 (v.12#1) pg. 92

Transfer printed PC patterns with no camera or chemicals. Technique uses a plastic contact film which adheres to the artwork to be transfered.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1978 (v.13#2) pg. 46

How to design PC boards from a schematic. Use simple and inexpensive tools to lay out and fabricate a PC board in about the time it would take to build a circuit using point-to-point wiring.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1978 (v.14#3) pg. 50

Tip: Clean PC boards with "Scotch-Brite".
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1979 (v.16#4) pg. 85

Make your own iron-on PC patterns to turn out professional-looking printed-circuit boards in a fraction of the time.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 34
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1990 (v.7#9) pg. 3

How to etch your own printed circuit boards using "Lift-It film" to copy the pattern from printed documents.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 68

Etch printed-circuit boards faster with this home-brew agitator and a heat lamp.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 62

Designing and building printed-circuit boards Practical tips for designing PC boards on a computer.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1999 (v.16#10) pg. 35

Make your own custom hardware. Make LED mounting strips and LED holders. Make PC board edge connectors from J-pins. Make IC terminal sockets from J-pin and Molex soldercon. Make piggyback mount for ICs. Make PC board and ribbon-cable connectors from male & female headers. Make your own plug-in terminal strips for discrete components.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1978 (v.49#4) pg. 67

New electronic construction technique combines printed circuit boards with wire-wrap. Hints in using this technique.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1979 (v.50#2) pg. 53
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1979 (v.50#8) pg. 22

A look at four different ways of making prototype printed-circuit boards.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1979 (v.50#3) pg. 94

How to make your own PC boards. Some hints.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1979 (v.50#7) pg. 58

Wiring systems for electronic projects. Comparison of four methods. They are CSH, pencil wiring, wire-wrap, and printed circuit.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1979 (v.50#8) pg. 54

All about PC boards.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1979 (v.50#9) pg. 51

How to customize your PC boards. Change the size and shape of standard boards so that they will fit into your case or cabinet.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1979 (v.50#12) pg. 64

Tips on proper disposal of ferric chloride etchants used in making PC boards.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1980 (v.51#1) pg. 23
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1980 (v.51#5) pg. 22
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1980 (v.51#11) pg. 24

Bubble etcher reduces the time to etch printed circuit boards. Estimated cost: $10.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1980 (v.51#10) pg. 110

How to etch your own PC boards.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1981 (v.52#12) pg. 58

How to etch your own printed-circuit boards. Part 1.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1982 (v.53#12) pg. 47

How to etch your own printed-circuit boards. Part 2. How to photographically transfer the pattern to the board.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1983 (v.54#1) pg. 51

How to etch your own printed-circuit boards. Part 3. Making the foil mask.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1983 (v.54#2) pg. 46

Computer-aided circuit board design. Design printed-circuit board layouts using your Apple II.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1984 (v.55#9) pg. 10 (ComputerDigest)

Designing double-sided PC boards. Some hints to make the job easier. Part 1.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1985 (v.56#9) pg. 63

Designing double-sided PC boards. Part 2.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1985 (v.56#10) pg. 77

Tips on using the printed page as a "poor man's film positive" when making PC boards.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1985 (v.56#11) pg. 15

Curing electromagnetic interference. Part 4. Guidelines on designing PC boards to eliminate EMI.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1986 (v.57#4) pg. 66

Technique for making printed-circuit boards using a xerographic copier.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1987 (v.58#11) pg. 11

Making your own PC boards. A look at some of the myths about making PC boards and some shortcuts to success.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1988 (v.59#2) pg. 51
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1988 (v.59#4) pg. 14

Tips on making PC boards from photocopies made on clear transparency sheets.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1988 (v.59#7) pg. 31

Printed circuit boards. Methods and tricks to producing good PC boards. Part 1. Designing the layout.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1989 (v.60#8) pg. 73

Printed circuit boards. Part 2. Finishing the layout. Producing the film.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1989 (v.60#10) pg. 80

Printed circuit boards. Part 3. Making the negative, making the PC board.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1989 (v.60#11) pg. 78

Make your own etching tank. Build a low-cost, professional-type PC-board etching system.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1989 (v.60#12) pg. 45
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1990 (v.61#3) pg. 16
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1990 (v.61#4) pg. 17
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1990 (v.61#5) pg. 16

PC-board breakthrough. A review of older ways of making PC (printed circuit) boards. Eleven tips to avoid mistakes. Details of a new "direct toner transfer" method that uses an electric iron and your favorite word processor.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1989 (v.60#12) pg. 68
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1990 (v.61#2) pg. 69
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1990 (v.61#3) pg. 14

Printed circuit boards. Part 4. Developing and etching.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1989 (v.60#12) pg. 77
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1990 (v.61#1) pg. 17
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1990 (v.61#3) pg. 14

Tips on coating a printed-circuit board with resist, drying the resist, developing the board and washing the board.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1990 (v.61#11) pg. 14