[vcf-midatlantic] Saturday

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Wed Mar 9 10:33:59 EST 2016

Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic writes: 

>>>>> Get more creative and paint copper circuit board traces too! >> >>
>Already planning something like that. >> >> I bought a roll of white
>duct tape. We could just put painters tape over >> = where the traces
>should be and then remove the tape to expose the >> white w= all
>underneath, but we don't yet know where the traces need to >> be...
>I'll=  see about figuring that our during the week. >> >> Just like the
>terminal in our logo, the wall colors will be meant to * >> ev= oke * a
>PCB, not be an exact image of one. > > Figure out where the traces need
>to be, then spray a copper paint in on > the wall in the approximate
>location (no sense wasting paint... I would > suggest Krylon metallic
>copper) and then, using *good* painter tape -- > 3M Painter tape for
>delicate surfaces #2080 -- lay out traces over the > copper.  Press down
>well for good adhesion.  Paint over the tape with > the green paint. 
>Pull the tape BEFORE the green is completely dry to > avoid egde
>chipping. > > #2080 is what I use on all of my rocket paint jobs.  It's
>never failed > me.  Do some test runs before you tackle the big job. ;) 
>Corner round > cutter and a hole punch can make nice and even solder
>pads too. ;)  The > 3M tape comes in various widths too. 
>Problem is, we won't have time for all that work. 
>To keep it simple and still evoke the PCB feeling, maybe I should return
>the lighter/brighter green tape and get a gold color. 

Haste makes waste.  We've a nice, new, beautiful display area.  It'd be a 
shame to half-ass it with quick-n-dirty paint job.  What does it matter if
it takes 2 hours or two months to complete.  In the long run, a well done
"mural" will add to the whole display's appeal, IMNSHO that is.

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