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Deconstructing PCBs
Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015   |  Read the Full Article

The surest way to reverse engineer a circuit is to look at all the components, all the traces between these components, and clone the entire thing. Take a look at a PCB some time, and you’ll quickly see a problem with this plan: there’s soldermask hiding all the traces, vias are underneath components, and replicating a board from a single example isn’t exactly easy. That’s alright, because Joe Grand is here to tell you how to deconstruct PCBs one layer at a time.

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