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The easiest way I have found so far to make a PCB is to use the Toner Transfer method. You will need some basic supplies to include the following items to complete this task.

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The above three items in include an iron, copper PCB, and my circuit printed with a laser printer onto a transparency. The next step is to let the iron heat up to about 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Once the iron is good and hot cut out one of the circuits transparencies and place it on to the PCB toner side down.

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Now place the iron on top of the transparency and uniformly heat the underlying transparency. (That means move the iron!)

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I don’t normally wait for it to cool down I will normally just peel the transparency off once the time is up. You can clearly see the difference between the one that I uniformly heated and didn’t below. The whole process took less than 3 minutes.

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This is what the board looked like after it was etched.

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