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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2012 2:18:04 PM
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Hmmmm - that could look interesting -- I may play with that in the future -- but at the moment I just ordered a small test kiln and I'm planning on glazing my own tiles ... keep your fingers crossed for me :-)

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Devad   8/30/2012 12:20:34 PM
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You could also use discarded/defective chips. The reflective surface would make an interesting background. Maybe get a rainbow for free !

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Max The Magnificent   12/15/2011 10:43:02 AM
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## ... you may learn to play the ukelele poorly I've already learned to play it poorly ... the trick is to learn to play it well (grin)

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seaEE   12/15/2011 4:50:37 AM
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Having a lot of hobbies is a great thing, however I'm a little concerned that with less time being able to be devoted to a particular hobby, you may learn to play the ukelele poorly, which would not be a good thing (although I suppose it could be used nefariously)! I think two other hobbies you should develop are creating stained glass windows and the art of illuminating manuscripts. How about an illuminted EETimes?

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Duane Benson   12/14/2011 9:47:58 PM
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You could lay it out in your CAD package for SMT capacitors and resistors. Start with 1206 size and then move on to smaller form factors to create ever smaller mobile size mosaics from the same design. Send it off to your friendly neighborhood pick and place machine and make as many as you want. Or, is that cheating?

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antedeluvian   12/14/2011 9:24:06 PM
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If and when you get to using electronic components you should know it is possible to dye certain plastics with fabric dye. We found it works best on nylons, but I guess you will have to try it out.

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Max The Magnificent   12/14/2011 5:49:36 PM
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Ooooohhhhh ... that's a clever idea ... in fact I could use all sorts of electronic components... ...actually, I'm already working on the ceramic tiles, but maybe when this first one is finished I will do a second version -- exactly the same size but using electronic components as the mosaic "tiles"....

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Wnderer   12/14/2011 5:35:31 PM
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You should make your mosaic out of small ceramic capacitors and resistors.

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Max The Magnificent   12/14/2011 5:17:36 PM
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But I want to make my mosaic out of small ceramic tiles...

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WKetel   12/10/2011 2:15:41 AM
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You can create your artwork, or at least software versions of it using any number of cad programs, and then to produce the physical works, you can email it to someplace like Kinkos, at least, I used to be able to do that. IT was the best value anywhere, in that I could design an entire control panel with labels and graphics, and email them the file, and a day later pick it up, printed on adhesive backed vinyl with a clear lexan overlay, all for around $16 per square foot. The engraved tags that this was replacing cost about $3 each, which was a bout $1 per square inch. So the printed labels were much cheaper, but the vinyl labels were adequate for the project environment, much faster to get, looked better, were simpler to install, and cheaper as well. So I think that could be a relatively cheaper way to make your art.

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