I have build several projects with the help of cheap pcb stripboard from china. These boards have very poor quality, the traces detach and break, which leads to very difficult to track down faults. Since i have this cnc milling machine, i thought it would be nice if we could mill a pcb. Some research on the internet brougt me to 2 programs that can help me realize this.

The 1st program is DesignSpark PCB. Here we can draw a pcb design and export this as a gerber file. This Gerber format is a vector format for printed circuit board (PCB) designs. It is the standard used by PCB industry software to describe the printed circuit board images: copper layers, solder mask, legend, drill data, etc.

The second program is flatcam. This can translate the board design into g-code for the cnc milling machine.