Electronic enthusiasts interested in building their very own glass circuit boards are sure to enjoy this tutorial created by Heliox in her recent video. The tutorial shows you how to create your very own glass substrate circuit boards at home, Heliox explains the process in her native French language but YouTube can also be used to automatically translate the instructions which with the video accompaniment are quite easy to understand.
Tom Hardy from the Hackaday website has kindly provided a quick overview :
“Heliox loads her Silhouette Cameo, a computer-controlled cutting machine generally used for paper and vinyl, with a thin sheet of copper adhered to a backing sheet to give it some mechanical strength. With the cutting pressure of the Cameo dialed back, the circuit is cut out of the copper but not the sheet underneath, and the excess can be carefully peeled away.
Using transfer paper, Heliox then lifts the copper traces off the sheet and sticks them down to a cut piece of glass. Once it’s been smoothed out and pushed down, she pulls the transfer paper off and the copper is left behind.”
For a complete rundown of the project jump over to the Hackaday website or the Heliox YouTube channel by following the link below.