[Lab] Makerbot and PCB fabrication

Andrew Plumb andrew at plumb.org
Tue Nov 9 09:35:48 EST 2010

It can be done (see http://wiki.makerbot.com/makerbot-mill), but you'll need to use some sort of sacrificial layer and a solid steel plate underneath so you don't destroy the XY platform.


On 2010-11-09, at 9:19 AM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc wrote:

> Hey guys,
> I am getting annoyed with drilling my holes in my pcb boards and and
> tining them. I was wondering if some one knew if this could be done
> with the maker bot?  If the maker bot follows standard CNC commands
> this would not be too hard I suppose to program.  I think It was
> Andrew who said he put a dremel head on his maker bot.  As for tining,
> maybe put a hot plate on the base and melt some tin on the base?  the
> tining is not too important thought. I don't usually do that step
> since its long and I don't find it worth it.  Maybe an alternative?
> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
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