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 been years since I etched my own PCB’s.

I’m trying to get back in to it, using the toner transfer method.

The above is a double sided board for an opamp based I/V and filter for a PCM1794.

I also made Pavouk’s I²S input, 10* TDA1543 board. Mainly to test a different transfer paper.

More to follow…



If anyone has a good trick to get the toner to bond with the copper and still be able to “easily” remove the transfer paper, please let me know.


I have etched a wm8740 board with separate voltage regulators for analog and digital supplies. As my skills (and printer) are limited in how fine pitch I can get away with, I opted for LT1963 adjustable IC’s as voltage regulators.

It is not very pretty, but I am still learning how to best use the toner transfer method.


I am getting the hang of the toner transfer method, though slowly lol 😉

Yesterday I made two small boards, one is a capacitance multiplier and my own layout, the other a headphone amplifier using alot of BF862’s, that layout was made by a guy at diyaudio.

Cap MX

Headphone amplifier:


I’ve managed to succesfully etch a board with a ssop20 IC 🙂

/Mayday 2017/10/16