March 7, 2016 AT 9:25 am

Use the Silhouette Cameo to Fab Homemade Solder Stencils @silhouetteam

Mike Tsao brought some of his WebLights to life using a technique inspired by Cathy Saxton that utilizes the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to produce solder paste spreading templates for surface-mount PCBs:


I used 4 mil mylar for the stencil material. This required a blade depth of 3 rather than the 1 that Cathy recommended. It’s possible that 2 would work, but I didn’t notice any scoring on the mat.

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