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Easy Mount Color markers and Ball point pen Holder
« on: September 19, 2020, 11:51:03 PM »
(I gave away my A3 color printer to my daughter because my Grand Children had to study at home because of Coronavirus Lockdown and needed to print out lessons from Internet.)

So I made a pen holder to use the MACH3 powered CNC router to plot color drawings and pictures.
This Easy Mount Pen holder is made compatible to OFF supermarket BIC Atlantis  ball point pens and the Sharpie Ultra Fine (0.3mm) color Permanent markers - for low running cost.

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Re: Easy Mount Color markers and Ball point pen Holder
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 01:18:03 AM »
Excellent  :)

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Re: Easy Mount Color markers and Ball point pen Holder
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 02:01:58 AM »
Sharpie ultra fine permanent markers are PCB Etch (e.g Sodium Persulphate o Ferric Chloride ) resistant so plotting with spring loaded permanent markers may be an easier way to make PCB board than end-mill routing.
Just let Mach3 do just the through hole drilling Only since drilling unlike routing does not need perfect levelling of the PCB.
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Re: Easy Mount Color markers and Ball point pen Holder
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 03:35:33 AM »
Sharpie ultra fine permanent markers are PCB Etch (e.g Sodium Persulphate o Ferric Chloride ) resistant so plotting with spring loaded permanent markers may be an easier way to make PCB board than end-mill routing.
Just let Mach3 do just the through hole drilling Only since drilling unlike routing does not need perfect levelling of the PCB.

Sounds good, perhaps you could try it and post a few pictures of your results.

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Re: Easy Mount Color markers and Ball point pen Holder
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 06:33:02 PM »
All retail shops in Melbourne are still closed under stage4 restrictions so I cannot get PCB Blanks and etchant solution for months more. My Sodium Persulphate etchant has long passed useby date.
But I am sure pen plotting + etching will work for making PCBs but can't demonstrate in months.
I had used permanent markers manually and laser printers transfer to make PCBs years ago.
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