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What else can you do with our ubiquitous PC-board material?

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PH Eng
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PH Eng   6/22/2011 6:25:39 PM
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I cut a small PCB to a design shape, drilled a hole, and hooked it on my key chain.

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hsincla1   6/20/2011 9:37:36 PM
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I etched a nice chess board on a single-sided board. (I made the chess pieces out of discarded screw-in protectors and other bits and pieces.)

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CodeWarrior1241   6/17/2011 7:26:23 PM
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FR4 can be converted into diesel fuel. EEtimes had a small column about this a few years ago.

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ljmayes   6/14/2011 8:16:32 AM
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No wonder his back itches.

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antiquus   6/10/2011 10:55:43 PM
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I once used heat shrink around a long plastic light pipe, to keep the light from escaping and illuminating the adjacent light pipe.

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titux   6/9/2011 2:06:37 PM
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I used a scalpel to carve and refine traces when I designed RF/MW microstrip circuits (it works much better than average cutters). When scalpels were prohibited because of new safety rules, we were still able to procure scalpel blades, but I missed the handle. I used a piece of pcb to build a handle for blades, cutting and filing it to a very ergonomic shape. I still have it, more as a souvenir.

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anon6115182   6/9/2011 8:45:51 AM
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Makes good ICE scaper for windsceens, then dont need spray deicer. Keep a piece in the car !.

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Flurmy   6/9/2011 7:45:51 AM
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I used some very big PCB (even about one square meter!) to glue my jigsaws. This way the jigsaws don't bend longitudinally when suspended. Of course the whole needs some big nails because the thing becomes heavy.

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Flurmy   6/9/2011 7:39:17 AM
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Me too, and many times. But sometimes I found it can easily slip out.

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Itinerant Engineer   6/8/2011 4:58:36 PM
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My dad used shrink tubing to secure the ends of synthetic rope. He'd place it so that it bridged the cut point, heat it, and then cut. It made for a very neat and sturdy aglet. I have used it as a poor-man's strain relief. For instance, I'd use an over-length piece as sleeving on a phone plug, allowing an inch or so to hang out past the body of the plug. Lance ==)----------------

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