I’ve been learning how to design PCBs recently and after my first batch I decided to do something a little more ‘arty’:
(The top one is an actual enamel pin for comparison)
Nice. You can also play around with tin and gold plating the tracks to get more colors etc. I haven’t done any PCB stuff in ages. When I did it, it was all done by hand. Showing my age much. lol.
Yeah, I opted for a HASL finish instead of ENIG so I could get the copper layer coloured silver. For these I kept the layering pretty simple but If I end up doing another I really want to play with the layering.
Nice work! And good use of HASL :D
Did you have any luck soldering on the tie pin backs? I think we’ve yet to try bunging one through the reflow oven, but I wonder if it’ll work.
The original blog post mentioned they’d soldered them on, but all of my soldering stuff is packed away after a house move so just went for a touch of superglue on each.
I’m so out of the loop with that stuff now its not even funny.
Anyway, circuit board + badge = Star Trek communicator? Half kidding, if I didn’t mention it somebody else would eventually, lol.