[Noisebridge-discuss] UV blocking tape?

Lushmint lushmint at riseup.net
Tue Aug 8 17:15:49 UTC 2017


Wow this is pretty neat advice!

On August 8, 2017 2:54:01 AM PDT, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
>On Tue, Aug 08, 2017 at 06:09:57AM +0000, Zach R wrote:
>>I have a project using optic sensors outdoors but the sunlight is 
>>screwing them up (curse you, sunshine!!!)  anyone know of a tape-like 
>>thing I can put over them to block the UV light?
>
>Aluminum backed tape should do the trick. You can get it at the
>hardware 
>store, it's used to repair sheet metal ducts.  (Which you shouldn't use
>
>duct tape for, ironically.)
>
>You can also cut kitchen aluminum foil to shape and then use a spray 
>adhesive if you need it to be sticky, such as Super 77 (get it at your 
>art supply store).
>
>This is a bit of overkill, there are plenty of fabric backed tapes that
>
>are fairly UV blocking, but metal foil is cheap and easy and certain to
>
>work.
>
>-andy
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