Being a nerd I love my computer and I have made my own from scratch. But maybe I shouldn’t feel so smug, because sadly the PCB (Printed circuit boards) inside of my PC are one of the biggest environmental threats of our time! Dumping them into a landfill is not the right thing to do so we need to find ways of recycling them. That is where Artist Steven Rodrig comes into it because he creates sculptures made entirely from circuit boards…

 


Ten Amazing Sculptures Made With Circuit Boards

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Circuit Boards


 

Humming bird feeding made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

Hummingbird feeding made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

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FACT: These days it is commonly silk screen printed with conducting polymer ink that is used to create a multilayered circuit board.

Shoes Made With Circuit Board

Shoes Made With Circuit Board

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FACT: The base of a PCB is generally made of plastic, glass, ceramic, or another dielectric material that does not readily conduct electricity but might well, in fact, melt while under heat which seems kind of a product flaw.

Diving Sea Turtle made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

Diving Sea Turtle made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

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FACT: High-density PCB’s could have either Blind Vias (visible only on one surface) or Buried Vias (not visible on either surface.)

Dragonfly made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

Dragonfly made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

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FACT: All those tiny holes that the layers are connected through are called “Vias.”

Potted Flower made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

Potted Flower made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

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FACT: Almost all the printed circuit boards ever made consist of one to sixteen conductive layers that are separated and supported by layers of insulating materials called substrates.

Mosquito made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

Mosquito made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

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FACT: Some of the first printed circuit boards that were ever made had holes pre-drilled for each wire of each component, it was known as through-hole construction methods.

Locust made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

Locust made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

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FACT: PCB’s require such a large amount of effort in laying them out that some products can end up costing twice as much as the designers had originally thought!

Book Cover made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

Book Cover made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

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FACT: Reinforcements for a PCB include paper, glass and resin systems which include phenolics, epoxies, and PTFE thermoplastic composites.

Spider made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

Spider made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

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FACT: After the circuit board has been populated with all the needed electronic components a printed circuit assembly (PCA) is formed to create many more.

Cactus made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

Cactus made with Printed circuit boards (PCB)

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FACT: A printed circuit board (PCB) is also known as a printed wiring board (PWB) or even an etched wiring board (EWB).

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