DIY Breakout Board PCB

Current Part:

Ethernet Port (802.3)
30 Pin SIPs
Copper PC Board
Ferric Chloride (Etchant)
Plastic Container
Glossy Paper
Laser Printer
Power Drill
Clothing Iron
Soldering Iron

Parts List Details
           The parts needed to make a breakout board are basic. You make a PCB for your part, solder your part on and then solder some SIPs to it. Naturally there's a few other parts needed to get all this done and they're listed out in more details below.

Ethernet Port (802.3)
           The ethernet port has 8 data pins, and 4 pins for the anode/cathode of the two LEDs. The standard pinout of ethernet shows you that you really only need to use 6 of the 8 data pins going to an ethernet port, so Pins 4 and 5 will be left floating in the design as they are reserved for future use.

Copper Clad PC Board
           This is The PCB that we will use to make our PCB. It should be copper clad and cleaned with alcohol and an abrasive nylon sponge/brush.

Ferric Chloride
           This is the etchant solution used to eat away the un-wanted copper from the PCB. Handle this chemical with care as it is an etchant it will eat your flesh!

Glossy Paper
           You can buy some glossy paper at the store or just rip a page out of a magazine, either one will do the job. The laser printer prints onto this paper, then we use the clothing iron to transfer it onto the PCB.

30 Pin SIPs
           The SIPs will be soldered into the breakout board so that it will fit easily into any breadboard giving us super easy access to any of the pins on the ethernet port.