You could use perfboard (non-clad circuit board.)Hey-
I was just curious if there is any pre-laid out PCB board that you might be able to buy or for a project like this or if it is necessary to do all the work personally. I just am trying to see if i can avoid doing the etching myself.
Hello I agree about ferric chloride being messy but I switched to using Muriatic Acid and Hydrogen Peroxide mix. 1 Part Muriatic Acid 2 Parts Peroxide. lot cheaper and quick. You don't have to heat it, just mix up a small batch and its ready to go. I use small amounts like a hafe of cup peroxide and a quarter cup Muriate acid. put in a plastic pan and sloach it around for about five minutes, rinse and your done. dump the mix in the toleit flush and you just cleaned you pipes just like liqued plumber dose.I never heard of "isopropanol". Did you mean to say, "isopropyl alcohol"?
Would a switching power supply ( UA78S40PC) be better for stability?
My choice for etchant is ammonium persulfate, cleaner than ferric chloride and it doesn't stain plastic or your skin.
A slikscreener is a better choice for a layout draft on the component side of the board.