[vcf-midatlantic] Saturday

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Wed Mar 9 10:41:13 EST 2016

>>>>>> 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.

There are only five weeks until VCF East. Realistically, we can only be 
there one day per week to work on this stuff.

> In the long run, a well done "mural" will add to the whole display's appeal

I agree. How much time do you have to help us?

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