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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:22 am

With the Design now released, I decided to print out a 1:1 scale copy of the board on card stock, just to see that: yes, it is indeed the exact size of a credit card (or any card that fits in your wallet).

I Inverted it to look good on paper, and rotated the hue to match the Raspberry Pi logo. On the reverse side, I placed a QR code (I have not tested it, but it should point to raspberrypi.org) and the logo with the name (in Lucida Handwriting, because I do not know of an official font) and the tagline and URL beneath.

Man, This thing is Tiny!

Take a look:
[img]http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5928/imgp5764.jpg[/img]
[img]http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5827/imgp5766.jpg[/img]

Here it is with a stacked USB port and a cat5 connector I had laying around:
[img]http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2707/imgp5767.jpg[/img]

Feel free to contact me if you want the PSD.

Now to have a copper clad version with all the parts installed... :D

Edit: You can get the PSD file here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24305465/PiCard.psd

Note that it is not at 300dpi (it\'s an odd 257.388dpi), so it\'s not the best for printing, but that way I didn\'t have to resample the circuit.

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:42 am

Looks like the type of business card I like to keep.

also

Damn that\'s tiny. I knew the size but actually looking at it....

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:45 am

You just designed the new Pi business cards ^^ Nice job !

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:05 am

Awsome!

Copy please.

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:08 am

That IS tiny. Damn. The Fisherman\'s Friend tin case I was planning may be too big! =o

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:55 am

Please can you post the files, would love to print out some while waiting for the real thing. Any chance you could do a version with the populated board view too?
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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:33 am

Oh wow - that\'s LOVELY. Would you mind sending me the PSDs?

It\'s great to see people getting to grips with what the size really means - and I hope it means that now we won\'t have any more questions about why we didn\'t stick with the USB keystick format!
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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:53 am

Awesome! Also, if the foundation ends up using this as their business cards, I would like one. :D

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:13 am

Great Job!

Teeny Tiny circuit board! :)

@Liz: speaking of circuit board desktop wallpaper, any chance of a 1920 x 1200 pic? :D

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:35 am

[quote]Quote from liz on November 15, 2011, 10:33
Oh wow - that\'s LOVELY. Would you mind sending me the PSDs?

It\'s great to see people getting to grips with what the size really means - and I hope it means that now we won\'t have any more questions about why we didn\'t stick with the USB keystick format![/quote]

When I first found out about RPi and saw the Thumbstick I thought to myself that it was too small. I like the size you chose, Small enough to conceal, large enough to not lose.

Also if anyone wants to print and send me some of these cards I\'ll gladly pass them along to local schools/hobby shops.

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:07 pm

[quote]Quote from Lakes on November 15, 2011, 11:13
Great Job!

Teeny Tiny circuit board! :)

@Liz: speaking of circuit board desktop wallpaper, any chance of a 1920 x 1200 pic? :D[/quote]

I\'ve been told I\'m not allowed to release any higher-resolution images until we release the designs as a whole, I\'m afraid.
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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:13 pm

[quote]Quote from Drith on November 15, 2011, 11:35
Small enough to conceal, large enough to not lose. [/quote]

Nobody move! I dropped my computer!

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:23 pm

[quote]Quote from liz on November 15, 2011, 12:07
[quote]Quote from Lakes on November 15, 2011, 11:13
Great Job!

Teeny Tiny circuit board! :)

@Liz: speaking of circuit board desktop wallpaper, any chance of a 1920 x 1200 pic? :D[/quote]

I\'ve been told I\'m not allowed to release any higher-resolution images until we release the designs as a whole, I\'m afraid. [/quote]Thats fine Liz. :)

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:30 pm

Can you send me the PSD? I\'m so excited for this to come out.

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:43 pm

Or put the PSD (or whatever file you used) in a dropbox (or your favorite alternative thereof)?
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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:57 pm

Oh, I didn\'t realize Dropbox could upload public files, or I would have definitely have uploaded this sooner. I\'ll edit the first post with a link to it. Here you go! http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24305465/PiCard.psd

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:51 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:07 pm

Looks even smaller than I originally thought!!
Take that Pico-ITX!

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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:27 pm

Yep! If my math is right the r-pi is around 64% as large as the pico-ITX form factor!
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Re: Paper Card Model

Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:12 pm

I have to say, I really do like the idea of FR4* business cards with the QR code in silkscreen. Could also add signatures of the team in silkscreen.

It would be a wonderful - and cheap - addition to the online shop.

Reminds me of this: http://www.core77.com/blog/object_cultu ... _20131.asp

* (FR4 is a specification for the material used in PCB manufacture)

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Re: Paper Card Model

Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:17 am

Any chance of uploading this as two png files. Ican\'t afford Adobe\'s prices for Photoshop and my old copy of Paint Shop Pro only recognises the back of the card from the psd. BTW, the QR works perfectly.

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Re: Paper Card Model

Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:24 am

Nightsurfer: The GIMP loads the .psd fine. Just adjust the layer visibility to see the other side.

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Re: Paper Card Model

Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:14 am

Holy hell! That is so tiny!! *jaw drops*

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Re: Paper Card Model

Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:42 am

I use \"Paint.net\" with the photoshop plugin to open psd files.
Paint.NET is a free, lightweighted, image editor.

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Re: Paper Card Model

Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:53 pm

Altoids Case?

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