Chapter 33Making Circuit Boards

You’ve built your robot, and it’s ready to rumble. You’ve tested its control electronics on a solderless breadboard, and everything’s a go. But now you want to commit the breadboard electronics to a permanent circuit board. Your bot will be more ruggedized, and it’ll withstand your nephew’s pawing (don’t blame him for loving robots as much as you do!).

When it comes to making circuit boards, you’ve got plenty of choices. In this chapter you’ll learn about the most popular (and most affordable) circuit-board-making techniques. All are suitable for the amateur and educational robot builder, though those involving dangerous chemicals are ill-advised for children, even with adult supervision.

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