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My 2 cents, in the theme of a logo i did for my father years ago [edit] fixed connection issue on computer, so here's a better copy of it [/edit]

well the scan test boards came in and it was a mixed bag.   the silkscreen codes got mangled by them (whole sections blocked in, and other missed, I'm not sure what happened, but I have an E-mail in

hehe, oh well, maybe the rocket will be useful to someone.   here is the circuit long logo vectorized   again, had to zip the .PSD,  the vectors are in two layers because of clipping between the

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For Seeed - 6mil minimum silk screen line width.  Font size 32 mil.  The page I linked to has mm equivalents.  As far as the complete logo - I'd suggest we come up with a couple sizes depending on who much room people have on a project.  Sometimes it's hard to squeeze in extra text - especially when you annotate component values.

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Hm - that's a pretty slick idea.  Any idea what size it would have to be to be recognizable by devices?

 

I've been looking around and there really isn't a set size. It needs to be large enough the device can scan it. Higher-resolution phone cameras can scan smaller QR than low-res phones. The more data encoded, the smaller the dots become therefore a physically larger QR would be needed. There's also the issue of contrast between the code and its coloring.

 

Realistically, the QR for a project page, which most smartphones could scan, would probably be around 1-1.5" square, much like you see on soda cups and such. Using one of the "short URL" services may trim that down. Simply encoding the url for 43oh.com could probably get by with around 1/2x1/2 inch. But still that's a lot of space on a board to keep void of vias and such that could interfere. It would come down to trial and error on the part of whomever is making the board and generating the code to find the suitable size.

 

So, maybe it wasn't such a bright idea? :!!!:

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I've been looking around and there really isn't a set size. It needs to be large enough the device can scan it. Higher-resolution phone cameras can scan smaller QR than low-res phones. The more data encoded, the smaller the dots become therefore a physically larger QR would be needed. There's also the issue of contrast between the code and its coloring.

 

Realistically, the QR for a project page, which most smartphones could scan, would probably be around 1-1.5" square, much like you see on soda cups and such. Using one of the "short URL" services may trim that down. Simply encoding the url for 43oh.com could probably get by with around 1/2x1/2 inch. But still that's a lot of space on a board to keep void of vias and such that could interfere. It would come down to trial and error on the part of whomever is making the board and generating the code to find the suitable size.

 

So, maybe it wasn't such a bright idea? :!!!:

Ooh - didn't think about vias.  They could be tented, but the possibility of that getting messed up is probably pretty decent.  I may still try it on a board sometime.  

Ideally, my plan is to offer several versions - people can pick whatever they want.  I've got a couple in the works - I'll post a library when I've got some ready.

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Here you go - post-1690-0-56233400-1364833240_thumb.png

 

Not bad - I like the IC part.  Nice and clean - you could scale it pretty easy so that it wouldn't need too much room on the board.  

 

I've been working on trying to do vectors instead so you can actually get smooth fonts.  That's the only way you'll get that type of text.  It's not TOO difficult - I've had some luck with Inkscape and this method from DP - http://dangerousprototypes.com/2013/02/08/importing-svg-images-as-polygons-into-eagle/

 

I still have a few more 43oh.com logos in the works - just haven't come up with any really awesome ones so far :)

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