[Noisebridge-discuss] UV blocking tape?

hol at gaskill.com hol at gaskill.com
Wed Aug 9 18:40:31 UTC 2017


UV sensor - monitoring plant growth?
On 2017-08-08 10:15, Lushmint wrote:

> 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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