This is a Remnant of The Past, the first project that started my journey on the road of electronics. The thing you see above is the first Tesla Coil I ever built, and the first project ever having to do with electronics. This project started sometime after I started my first year in high school, looking back it has already been 5 years since then. It all started when the younger me had watched Read More
This post or let’s say series of post because the process will be split into different sections to make it easier to read.
Ok so now I have a design, but that’s pretty useless so how about we make it a reality.
First of all, I needed a blank photoresist board and those didn’t come in the sizes I needed which was 150×244.12 mm, so I just bought some Kinsten presensitized PCBs from my local electronics shop ( Cost about 81 HKD, not to bad when compared to RSonline prices ). It was the perfect height so I didn’t need to cut it horizontally which saved me a lot of work, I just needed to cut it to length at 245 mm.
I cut it by scoring it with the yellow cutter you can see in the photo, I scored each side about 30-40 times then I snapped it which was quite easy to do, I filed the edges afterwards. The fiber glass eats blades like crazy so I prepared a few backups and of course when doing such work take care not to breathe in the glass fiber dust which is a serious carcinogenic meaning it can cause lung cancer if you experience prolonged exposure.
Well now the next step is to expose the board which I will be doing in my next post.
Part 2 is out! Read it here.