Pen Holder

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Pen Holder

Release status: Experimental

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CAD Models
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This Pen Holder can be used to draw circuit boards with an etch resistant pen and is printable on a RepRap. Besides the RP parts all that is needed to operate it is a rubber band which holds the pen in place.

CAD Models will follow soon


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Pigment ink type

This pens have a pigment ink that should resist to etch acid. People are printing PCBs with Epson printers which have his DureBrite pigment ink that resists to etch acid.

Here a list of pigment ink pens:


  • plot the design on PCB;
  • put PCB on oven for a few minutes to dry the ink very well;
  • etch the PCB.

Gerber RS274X to GCoder Converter

A little Java program to convert Gerber RS274X files, which can be exported from Eagle, to GCode. (PLEASE test the software with other gerber files generated by Free Software programs as KiCad)

download link will follow soon