A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Total Members: 315,456
Currently Running With Scissors:
117 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Best Way to Create/Bind a "Calendar" of CD Covers?  (Read 183 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
DrakeTungsten
« on: January 27, 2019 12:09:02 PM »

I have a jukebox-type program for my PC, which can associate an NFC tag (NFC is the technology which allows devices like phones to communicate simply by close proximity) with a music playlist. You can get the NFC tags as stickers, so I want to create a calendar-style book for each artist. Each page of the book is a CD cover (each album on CD constitutes a playlist) with an NFC sticker attached. What I mean by "calendar style" is that any single page can easily be isolated on one side of the binding, so that every page in front of and behind the selected page can easily be flipped to the other side of the binding. This is necessary because I want the NFC tag of the selected page to be as far away as possible from the other tags on the other pages, so only the desired tag is picked up by the hardware (which has a range of about 4"). Whether or not I bind the pages from the top, like a calendar, or on the side, like a book, I haven't decided yet, but I want to point out that has no bearing on what I mean by "calendar-style". I'm not sure how else to express "ability to easily isolate only one page on one side of the binding"

My vague ides for these books is to laminate the CD covers, leaving some extra room on whatever edge I will bind to punch some holes in for binding material. My problem is that I don't know what would be a good binding option. A keychain, maybe?  Taking the rings out of store-bought binders?  Those look like they would be bulkier than I want. Another feature that I want of these books is that they lay as flat as possible, so I can the open the book and isolate the selected page, and rest it on the NFC reader. I would think that metal binding rings would make the open book look like an awkward mess when being used, but I haven't prototyped, so maybe not. The only option I can picture other than sturdy metal rings is using twist-ties through the holes, but that would look junky and I doubt page movement would be as smooth as I would like.  It may be apparent by now that I am not a crafty person.

I'm not going to use covers for these books, and they will average 10-15 pages per book. Any ideas for binding them (or even any other ideas for creating physical groupings of the CD covers)? Thank you,

Sen
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
April 24, 2019 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Toiletry Bag
Weekend Bunnies



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands