Today went back to AltLab for a little learning experience. A great friend of mine, Fernando Afonso, came to Lisbon to the launch of MEO Kanal, a product he helped bringing to life. Since he was here, he was invited by AltLab to give a small workshop on “PCB Making… The Fernando Afonso way”. :)The method used was Toner Transfer, where you print the circuit layout with a laser printer on cheap magazine paper (the more glossier is better), then, with the toner side over the copper side and woot… the “sandwich” off it go into a slightly modified laminator (around 10 times) and the it’s submerged in freezing cold water.The low quality magazine paper it’s easily scrubbed off the pcb and it’s ready to the acid bath.
We used Acid Cupric Chloride as etchant, when the pcb is submerged it turns into a… kryptonite green… spooky I say!
altLab is a Portuguese hacklab located in Lisbon, Portugal. We’re dedicated to multidisciplinary experimentalism in digital media art. Everyone is welcome to show up at our meetings and be encouraged to join us. We meet every Tuesday 8.30pm at Praceta Domingos Rodrigues, nº2.
We have an altlab souvenir :) This cool T-Shirt !
This is a t-shirt selling campaign to help us raise money for our projects. We appreciate the support of anyone who is willing to purchase one for just €10. 4 Colors available: Black, Red, Blue and Dark Blue.
You can buy one at altLab’s events or in one of our Open Sessions, every Tuesday!