We are constantly amazed by the evolution of fantastic resources available to DIY hobbyists and designers.
A couple of weeks ago, we provided a step-by-step guide to making printed circuit boards (PCB). The UV imaging and Ferric Chloride etching method is not particularly difficult all up, but there are still serious draw-backs and barriers to making DIY PCBs at home for many. Suitable work areas and ventilation are required; relatively nasty chemicals need sourcing and handling; and disposal of waste needs very careful attention for environmental reasons because it contains toxic Copper salts.
For anyone who just wants a professional looking printed circuit board on which to place their newly designed electronics project without the fuss, we really recommend considering what Fritzing.org has to offer. They provide a fantastic fabrication alternative for electronics enthusiasts living in close quarters, or where DIY PCB etching is simply out of the question.