|Re: 15c logos for sale..|
Message #6 Posted by robert rozee on 10 Oct 2011, 7:30 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Raymond Del Tondo
looking at these badges, it occurred to me that one could fairly easily produce a close approximation using PCB fabrication methods - i'm not saying that is how these ones are made, but they inspired the following idea.
many fab houses allow you to order PCBs with a variety of different solder mask colours - red, green, blue, BLACK. further, you can specify (within reason) pretty much any routing you like, that is slots cut in the board. i once worked on a project where the boards were circular (4" across) with a 1" hole in the middle.
seems you could create your "HP 15C" (or 11C or 16C) logo as a copper pattern, with the solder mask the exact reverse of this. the result would be a slightly raised metallic logo with a sunken black background. you could specify tinplate finish (silver), none (copper coloured) or gold plate. judicious routing cuts would leave the logos with perfectly cut corners and edges, just requiring a bit of filing in two spots and application of black marker around the edges.
from a 10cm x 10cm PCB, one might end up with 100 or more badges.
just an idea...