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Author Topic: Radio Shack has PCB kit with Dry Transfer Stencils  (Read 6443 times)
KB4QAA
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« on: December 19, 2013, 12:11:12 PM »

Monday I found that my local RS is carrying a PCB kit with board, and dry transfer stencils.  It's been a few years since they have been available there. Stock up!

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=22472206&CAWELAID=120125420000001919&catargetid=120125420000031766&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla
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W1JKA
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 01:40:56 PM »

Just saw them at RS a few hours ago and upon reading instructions on back found out the dipping etching solution was extra and they didn't have any or seem to know anything about it, they said they would look into it (yeah right).For the price I'll just stick with their little pcb experiment boards.
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WD4HXG
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 02:28:22 PM »

Radio Shack's website shows it is a stocked item
in their stores. Check the url: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102868

Also it can be purchased online. Try Google search for ferric chloride.

An alternative to ferric chloride can be found here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-using-Ferric-Chloride-etchant!--A-better-etc/step2/Put-the-Lime-in-the-Coconut/

Chuck WD4HXG
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KA4POL
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 10:00:51 PM »

A good replacement is sodium persulfate. See http://www.pcbfx.com/main_site/pages/accessories/etchants.html for more information. They also have a RS link for their etchant.
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HAMFESTS
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 11:30:54 AM »

FYI

Another source for copper etch

http://www.elexp.com

In prototyping

Shipping was slow (a week one state away) once but I will buy from them again since they have a nice variety of PC board development items
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KD0REQ
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 12:30:25 PM »

ooh, they have a tweezer-style component tester in my price range, $30.  gotcha, on its way.  have to save that link.
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N3KXZ
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 12:56:18 PM »

Are there sources for these dry transfer stencils other than RS? Any comment as to their quality/usefulness?

Keith
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KB4QAA
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 09:36:04 AM »

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/20-5570?green=BB2B6EF6-72BF-557F-0BA3-A306BAFCF8BF

Stencil, Dry Transfer, they work fine. Easiest way to layout a board. Used since at least the 60's. All you need is a dull pencil to burnish the transfer.  You may need some enamel model paint to touch up any missed areas, or an etch-resist pen.

http://www.philmore-datak.com/
Long time maker of dry transfers.  Distributors/retailers in most states or online.

Keyword search:  Direct Etch, Circuit Board Etching, Circuit Board Dry Transfer

http://www.abra-electronics.com/products/21%252d677-Circuit-Board-Drafting-Patterns-%252d--8%C2%BD%22-x-11%22-sheet.html
GC brand, mylar adhesive decals.

http://www.gcelectronics.com/order/SubCatPDF/accessories%20Circuit%20boards%2058-64.pdf
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N3KXZ
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 10:24:56 AM »

Thanks Bill! I appreciate the links as well.

Keith
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