Workshop : Etch your own DIY PCB with household products

CPM Workshop

Brief Overview

Did you know that heat transfer technology can be used to create a custom PCB board? In addition, the chemicals required to etch the board can be done with household products bought at a regular shopping centre.


Starting with a blank copper board, participants will first learn how to print the circuit trace onto it using heat transfer technology.

  • The circuit trace is first printed onto a special heat transfer media (CPM 6.2) using a regular colour laser printer.
  • The printed image is transfered onto the copper board using a heat press.
  • Prepare the household etching solution using Vineger, Hydrogen Peroxide and Salt and etch the board.
  • Drill the holes with a Dremel
  • Solder up the componants.

Equipment List

  • Heat Press Colour
  • Laser Printer
  • CPM Transfer Media
  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Dremel 4000 + Drill stand

Pricing and Duration

  • Price : $450.00
  • Number of Paxs : 6
  • Duration : 90 mins


* Price quoted is before GST
** An additional charge of $150 applies if the location does not have a heat press or suitable colour laser printer.

Contact Us

If you are interested in this workshop, contact us at [email protected]

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