Custom PCB Prototyping Using a Laser Cutter

Is this that could be attempted with our laser cutter? or has someone already tried?

I see no reason why not. The laser from the instructions is a C02 laser with less wattage than ours. So it should be possible.

I would only question the effectiveness of the laser cutting approach (multiple layers of paint, laser, then etching) as opposed to using the PCB cnc.

Oh, I didn’t realize we had a PCB cnc… yeah, never mind

Othermill:
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Othermill

  • The wiki on this one is a bit out of date. But someone has been making PCBs on in during the last week. The mill is on the top shelf next to the laser cutter.

Also check out:
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/PCB_Etching_Tutorial