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Screen Surround

Post by dominator » Sun May 29, 2016 8:24 am

(you can order a screen at http://www.retrofresh.uk, Cheers, Dom)
Hi,
I have been working on a screen surround:
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I printed one out, but it is too dark (still looks good though). I plan to print it on a clear sticker, with the grey behind (so it goes behind the glass). Hopefully it will look good.
I was trying to think of a good slogan and for now I like 'modified with raspberry pi'.
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And a quick mock-up in paint:
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Cheers,
Dom.
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Re: Screen Surround

Post by Fleder » Sun May 29, 2016 8:35 am

Oh hey, that is a great idea to just glue something over instead of trying to paint the actual screen cover.

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Re: Screen Surround

Post by SidSilver » Sun May 29, 2016 8:38 am

Good idea

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Re: Screen Surround

Post by dominator » Sun May 29, 2016 11:41 am

I forgot to mention, I had also cut one out of black sticker vinyl to go on the back of the glass (that is why it is cut reversed)
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(sorry, taken on my camera phone)
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Re: Screen Surround

Post by SidSilver » Sun May 29, 2016 11:58 am

Nice ! :o
You should sell a sticker package with the screen border and the cartridge label ! ;)
I would buy one !

I have one question : if you put a sticker like this, the screen will be glued on it, right ?
If the sticker and the glue are not strong enough, the screen may come off, doesn't it ?

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Re: Screen Surround

Post by wermy » Sun May 29, 2016 12:10 pm

This is an awesome idea! The gray border instantly makes it look twice as good. :D
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Re: Screen Surround

Post by mrdude42 » Sun May 29, 2016 11:18 pm

Great idea!

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Re: Screen Surround

Post by Fleder » Mon May 30, 2016 1:10 am

Did you cut that out by hand? It really looks quite accurate.

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Re: Screen Surround

Post by dominator » Mon May 30, 2016 1:30 am

Fleder wrote:Did you cut that out by hand? It really looks quite accurate.
no, it was not cut by hand. The printer I use has a print and cut feature.
SidSilver wrote: II have one question : if you put a sticker like this, the screen will be glued on it, right ?
If the sticker and the glue are not strong enough, the screen may come off, doesn't it ?
Maybe it won't stick as well, if it really fails, then I will use another sticker to mask the center and then paint the surround.
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Re: Screen Surround

Post by Fleder » Mon May 30, 2016 2:24 am

dominator wrote:no, it was not cut by hand. The printer I use has a print and cut feature.
Oh thanks. Would you perhaps offer to sell me one of those if i send you the needed files and paths?
I used nail polish to paint the screen, but that looks not as good as if one used a cutter.
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