Printed circuit board masking tape

A must-have for the with-it cyberpunk, and it's appropriately hard to get ahold of, being sold only through a Japanese website that uses translation-software-resistant graphics of Japanese text set against an animated background that made mincemeat of all the Japanese-English OCR software I tried it on (I think this is the orders page, but couldn't get more than one word in four out of Google Translate's photo-text converter).

Lots of detail on the tape's production on the Cosmo Tech site too.

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  1. It's too bad that the copper trace patterns on the tape are so non-sensical.

  2. Jorpho says:

    Activate Flashblock, bring up the Firefox developer tools, and change the background of the "body" element from transparent to #000000. No problem.

  3. Thought.

    Same principle, but have a solderable protoboard pattern, a matrix of squares possibly with some additional SMD motifs. Ability to stick a thin flexible adhesive tape to an object or an enclosure and solder parts on it could be pretty useful.

  4. They used to make that in the 1960s. It was called Circuit-Stik. No SMT, though, obviously.

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