Derby #63: Art as Text
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Circuit-Tee

Circuit-Tee
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Tirann


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Obviously it is a circuit board, processor, and a heat sync. enjoy!

Chevron36


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The only issue i have is, can the shirt printer actually handle the fine detail?

AdderXYU


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Chevron36 wrote:The only issue i have is, can the shirt printer actually handle the fine detail?


I have no clue what you're posting in regards, but:

Woot is -generally- good with fine detail. What I've noticed is that most of woots issues come from color spectrums. Live traces often come out hideous and blotchy due to lack of gradients. Colors can fade into shirt fabrics due to poor shade planning. But detail usually works fine.

Sometimes it can be a little wonky... I know sometimes with detail work, some batches seem perfect and others seem strained. Treacherous waters had an issue like this... people seemed to get inconsistent quality prints, though they did also refund and reprint for people who weren't satisfied. Still, even on the inconsistent prints, the linework came out pretty splendid. You can see the same on Alice Painting Caterpillar. The detail work came out fantastic, and that one didn't seem to have any quality concerns. You can see the same on Sea Wolves... crazy detail, solid print.

Of course, the smaller your detail is, the more you will have to worry, even if it's been scaled as a vector. I think Jimiyo was saying recently that woot can print just smashingly up to a 5pt line or so, and then the fine detail starts getting harder to discern. Obviously a scaled down line is going to be thinner than originally planned, so if there's a doubt, it could be a good idea to hold off buying... a design that detailed would definitely be worth $15 once you saw a pic... but I will generally give a get out of jail free card to solid art in the votes. There are lots of things that won't print well through woot... I pick my battles on the ones I'm most confident about, and cross my fingers on the others. After all, woot has surprised me before.

eHalcyon


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AdderXYU wrote:I have no clue what you're posting in regards, but:

...

Of course, the smaller your detail is, the more you will have to worry, even if it's been scaled as a vector. I think Jimiyo was saying recently that woot can print just smashingly up to a 5pt line or so, and then the fine detail starts getting harder to discern. Obviously a scaled down line is going to be thinner than originally planned, so if there's a doubt, it could be a good idea to hold off buying...


Hey Adder, I'm surprised you haven't picked up on this handy little trick yet. If you reply to a derby entry post and look at the title, it says "Re: Derby Entry xxxxx". All you have to do is grab the number, plug it into a derby entry url and voila.

Addendum to the point on scaling - designers and purchasers should keep in mind that women's sizes and men's small get a scaled down print - 75% the print size on Men's Medium and up, if I remember correctly.

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AdderXYU


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eHalcyon wrote:Hey Adder, I'm surprised you haven't picked up on this handy little trick yet. If you reply to a derby entry post and look at the title, it says "Re: Derby Entry xxxxx". All you have to do is grab the number, plug it into a derby entry url and voila.


I am not going to put more effort into finding out what someone is talking about than they put into making their comment make sense, sir.

Josephus


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AdderXYU wrote:I am not going to put more effort into finding out what someone is talking about than they put into making their comment make sense, sir.


Adder, I think this is more an issue with the way woot's programmed these threads. If you write a comment from the shirtdetail page, 'Add Comment' your comment comes complete with a thumbnail of the design. However, if you reply to someone else's comment, you don't get that attached to the top of your comment, but just a quote of their comment. The title does still include the entry number, so you can figure it out eHalcyon's way, if you don't feel like following it back to the original comment to see what it's about. It's the replies where they have deleted the title that don't seem to be traceable, and those really annoy, thanks to the complete ambiguity.
Anyway, I try not to blame the commenters too much, since I don't think they even realize that their comments come across as baffling.

AdderXYU


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Josephus wrote:Adder, I think this is more an issue with the way woot's programmed these threads. If you write a comment from the shirtdetail page, 'Add Comment' your comment comes complete with a thumbnail of the design. However, if you reply to someone else's comment, you don't get that attached to the top of your comment, but just a quote of their comment. The title does still include the entry number, so you can figure it out eHalcyon's way, if you don't feel like following it back to the original comment to see what it's about. It's the replies where they have deleted the title that don't seem to be traceable, and those really annoy, thanks to the complete ambiguity.
Anyway, I try not to blame the commenters too much, since I don't think they even realize that their comments come across as baffling.


I know that.

The comment in question, which I responded to, and ehalc replied to me, and I replied to him, stemmed from a comment that had no backlink. No quote. No nada. Had you indeed done the backlinking you so suggest, you could have saved yourself a post.

polyman


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I hope it wins!

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BensonM


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Re: Circuit-Tee

Well, it's a nice idea, but the heat sink (no, it actually doesn't synchronize heat, so "sync" is wrong and hilarious) is gracefully curved on the back to fit... well, nothing, since nobody makes gracefully curved chips or PCBs. (The fins are also shaped funny.)

The PCB traces don't go to all pins, and are drawn over the pins and even the plastic package. The bussed traces spelling GEEK look like too fine of detail (IDK, and am not to be bothered calculating scaling for you), but more to the point are ridiculous -- they don't even terminate with solder pads on the chips, or even vias, but by being drug onto big black rectangles, and the cross-connections on the Es are infatuated. This idea could have been awesome, but, like any awesome design, it would have required a lot more effort than this design has.

Wearing this shirt wouldn't say "I'm a proud geek", but "I'm a geek wannabe F.A.I.L.!".

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Josephus


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BensonM wrote:Well, it's a nice idea, but the heat sink (no, it actually doesn't synchronize heat, so "sync" is wrong and hilarious) is gracefully curved on the back to fit... well, nothing, since nobody makes gracefully curved chips or PCBs. (The fins are also shaped funny.)

The PCB traces don't go to all pins, and are drawn over the pins and even the plastic package. The bussed traces spelling GEEK look like too fine of detail (IDK, and am not to be bothered calculating scaling for you), but more to the point are ridiculous -- they don't even terminate with solder pads on the chips, or even vias, but by being drug onto big black rectangles, and the cross-connections on the Es are infatuated. This idea could have been awesome, but, like any awesome design, it would have required a lot more effort than this design has.

Wearing this shirt wouldn't say "I'm a proud geek", but "I'm a geek wannabe F.A.I.L.!".


I'd quite seriously like some suggestions as to where to find the info you're talking about to do something like this right. I have an idea using some of these components that I haven't completed for the very reasons you describe. Please, send me a PM if you'd give me some pointers to how to get this right. Thanks.

Tirann


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BensonM wrote:Well, it's a nice idea, but the heat sink (no, it actually doesn't synchronize heat, so "sync" is wrong and hilarious) is gracefully curved on the back to fit... well, nothing, since nobody makes gracefully curved chips or PCBs. (The fins are also shaped funny.)

The PCB traces don't go to all pins, and are drawn over the pins and even the plastic package. The bussed traces spelling GEEK look like too fine of detail (IDK, and am not to be bothered calculating scaling for you), but more to the point are ridiculous -- they don't even terminate with solder pads on the chips, or even vias, but by being drug onto big black rectangles, and the cross-connections on the Es are infatuated. This idea could have been awesome, but, like any awesome design, it would have required a lot more effort than this design has.

Wearing this shirt wouldn't say "I'm a proud geek", but "I'm a geek wannabe F.A.I.L.!".


I understand what you are saying, however I am just a high school student and have been very busy. I could have made everything technologically correct- I would have liked to- but it would have taken far to long... I was more so just throwing it out as an idea, and I never had high hopes for it. If anyone else can adapt this idea into another derby (if that is okay with Woot) and could spend more time on it, I would buy it and I hope other people would too.

Gettafix


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You got my vote. I hope this shirt wins, but if it doesn't, save the design so all of us can buy this shirt in some other derby. Great work Tirann!

Obviously it is a circuit board, processor, and a heat sync. enjoy![/quote]

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