Circuit Boards and Rubylith: History Lesson for Today

What is RubylithRubylith® and Amberlith® are two layer films that are used in the photographic industry and are common in silkscreening. To use either, you would punch registration holes in tw...

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How Should I Keep My PCBs With a Silver Finish?

How do I store my PCB?Immersion silver finished boards need to be packaged to prevent exposure to air circulation. This can be in a sealed bags or any similar container that will exclude the direct co...

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How to Depopulate Circuit Boards

Typical electronic circuit boards have large numbers of active and passive components. Some of these components are through-hole, meaning their terminals have leads that are passed through holes in th...

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How to Clean Old Tube Radio Circuit Boards

Vacuum tube technology was primary throughout the first 60 years of radio and audio electronics. These red hot glowing glass tubes of metal plates, screens, grids and filaments still give off a warmth...

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How to Wash Circuit Boards

Almost all electronics contain a circuit board, whether it be an electric toothbrush or a computer. Circuit boards contain thin strips of copper that transfer data and information from one part of the...

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How to Safely Clean Circuit Boards

Over time, circuit boards get dirty from dust build-up and accidental spills. Even in the cleanest homes there will be dust on the boards. Every time the unit is turned on there is an electric field t...

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Components of Circuit Boards

circuit boards comprise a sort of circulatory system inside electronic gadgets. Because of this crucial role, the book "printed circuit boards: Design, Fabrication, Assembly and Testing" asserts that ...

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How to Test Circuit Boards

A circuit board can contain hundreds, or even thousands of connections. When even one of those connections goes bad, the entire circuit board will stop working. Unfortunately, the only way to test a c...

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How Do I Make Money Scrapping Circuit Boards?

A circuit board mechanically supports and connects electronic components using conductive pathways. After a circuit board is manufactured, electronic components must be connected to it to form a funct...

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How to Recycle Circuit Boards

Electronic circuit boards from computers, DVD players and other home electronics are not biodegradable. If disposed through ordinary means, they'll end up in landfills and add to the burden on the env...

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PCB Design Programs

circuit boards undergo a schematic design process. pcb design programs are tools that capture single or multilayer printed circuit board designs. The software specifies where cuts, solders, holes and ...

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How to Clean Circuit Boards That Had Leaking Capacitors

Capacitors are an essential part of any circuit board. They store up and release electrical charge, while also blocking certain kinds of current and allowing others to pass. However, in their normal o...

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How to Clean Electronic Circuit Boards

Taking care of your electrical equipment is a must. Well-maintained equipment works better and lasts longer. circuit boards of any type are no different. Circuit boards can become notoriously dirty, a...

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How to Clean Circuit Boards With Lemon Juice

As time passes, circuit boards not only become oxidized, but can also become grimy and sticky, attracting dirt and dust, which affects their performance. You can restore the circuit boards' condition ...

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Unusual Uses for Old Circuit Boards

circuit boards are found in computers, radios and other digital electronics. Rather than tossing them into a landfill and contributing to the problem of waste management, consider using old circuit bo...

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What Is a Printed Circuit Board?

circuit boards were created in the mid-1930s, most likely by Austrian Paul Eisler. During World War II the United States produced them on a massive scale for use in war radios. During this period the ...

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Instructions & Tips for Soldering & Desoldering Circuit Boards

A printed circuit board, or PCB, is populated with electronic components that are bonded with the copper pads on the board. The process of bonding is called soldering, while desoldering is done to rem...

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How to Desolder a PCB

For the electronics hobbyist, desoldering is almost as important a skill as soldering. Everyone is bound to make mistakes, like soldering a polarized part onto a board backwards. If you know how to de...

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How to Find and Read Serial Numbers on How to Find and Read Serial Numbers on Circuit Boards

Printed circuit boards can be somewhat overwhelming to look at. Tiny wires and chips pack a dense space, with labels and numbers galore. Finding and reading the board serial number can seem an intimid...

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How to Read Circuit Boards

When you can't find plans, reading a circuit board is the only way to replicate or repair an old circuit. This can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Older circuit boards may contain unrecognizabl...

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