Okay! That makes some sense. That would be a very ideal way of taking
care of things on the small scale I have nowadays. Do you know if
they are still around? I think they're worth a shot, I can't see them
being all too expensive. Although, I do think that sending things off
to be done professionally may be a good idea at times, perhaps
there's a few good places that take small orders, like BatchPCB.
Thanks for the input!!
On Jan 15, 2010, at 4:25 PM, Richard Piotter wrote:
> The transfers are not conductive. They are called dry transfer decals
> if I recall, and I have used them in the past. you do rub them from a
> clear plastic sheet to a copper clad PC board. You will have to etch
> it afterwards, in a solution like Ferric Chloride or something like
> that. Radio Shack sold these at one time. Tedious, but they make for a
> good looking "hand made" board, that takes very little material
> resources or services (no laser printer or board ordering required).
> I used the technique on most of my robots, including Walkman and
> Richard Piotter
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Chris McGuire <cmcguire@...>
>> Date: January 14, 2010 9:00:30 PM CST
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: [beam] Rub-on PCB transfers?
>> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Hello again!
>> This is a different subject, so a new message.. I once heard of a
>> transfer kit one could purchase, it contained traces, sockets, all
>> the usual things for creating a PCB. The thing was, was that you
>> would simply rub the needed parts from the transfer paper onto your
>> substrate, and that would be your board. Apparently, the transfers
>> are conductive, and you'd be able to peice together a PCB from it. I
>> can't find it anywhere anymore, and wonder if it's because it's a
>> crap bit of kit, or really worth a shot. Any sources, or helpful
>> info, is appreciated!
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