[vcf-midatlantic] Saturday

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Wed Mar 9 10:44:07 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. 
>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
>I agree. How much time do you have to help us? 

How large an area do you wish to cover???

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