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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by CC Cox, Apr 19, 2005.

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  1. CC Cox

    CC Cox Guest

    I'm looking for a low-cost alternative to low-density conductive foam sheets. I
    need some 1" thick rigid foam for protecting the pins of LCDs. The displays
    aren't static sensitive, so I'm hoping to find something that provides the
    mechanical protection without the expense of conductivity. I tried styrofoam,
    but that was a little too stiff and messy.

    Anyone know a source of low-cost low-density foam sheets? Defective conductive
    foam would be perfect. Alternatively, a source of reasonably-priced 1"
    conductive foam that doesn't ream me on shipping (to MA) would be appreciated.
  2. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    What about that green foam found in arts & crafts stores?
  3. CC Cox

    CC Cox Guest

    Thanks for the idea. I assume your talking about the stuff they use for flower
    arranging. I'll check it out, but I suspect it has similar problems to
    styrofoam; too stiff and flakes easily.
  4. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    That is the stuff; you can push your finger into it to some degree,
    so it should not be too stiff for your needs - have not seen it flake so
    should be a lot better than styrofoam.
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