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QR tag project (take 1)

Thursday, 01 Mar 12 Partly Sunny 8°C / 46°F

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Printed out vertical plant labels (extra hurray for N&N adding the ability to see up to 100 plantings on a page this morning) and dropped the headers, footers and as much of the margin as I could. Then I resized them to 120% so they got as close to filling the page as I could and printed 6 pages to a sheet.

My wife’s paper cutter is making cutting them down to just the planting name and QR code go pretty quickly. Then packing tape to stick them to some of last year’s (cleaned) plant labels. Did a short waterproofing test (a la evergreengirl’s – to whom I owe alot of the inspiration for this) and we’ll see how it goes!

Photos should be largely self-explainatory. Sorry for the rotation issues, it is probably bugging me more than it is you.



  • evergreengirl

    evergreengirl wrote:

    Awesome! You’ve done the best of what I was trying to do, and improved it. :)
    I agree that adding the milestones is incredibly easy with the tags – no more searching for just the right planting, adding a milestone, then going to the plantings page or dashboard and doing it over again (too many steps for me to keep up with). This is easy and fast!
    I commend your simplicity in the naming – when the planting names are longer, that alters the size of just that one tag, making tags of different sizes. Using the paper cutter is quite a bit harder in that case.
    BTW, anyone else having trouble seeing the thumbnails for these photos? I can see the full-sized version, but all I see is broken link thumbnails, even after refreshing the page.

    Posted on 02 Mar 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • ErikInTheBakery

    ErikInTheBakery wrote:

    Actually, I can’t see them anymore myself.

    Posted on 02 Mar 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • ErikInTheBakery

    ErikInTheBakery wrote:

    Many of my other names are not as simple, for example “Tomato, Cherokee Purple (mutated?)”

    Posted on 02 Mar 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • hekele

    hekele wrote:

    That looks really useful. Hmmm…. Feeling inspired! And no, I can’t see the thumbnails either, but I can see the full-sized photos.

    Posted on 02 Mar 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • KathN

    KathN wrote:

    The thumbnails worked for me. And this is super! How is the packing tape working for the waterproofing?

    Posted on 02 Mar 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • ErikInTheBakery

    ErikInTheBakery wrote:

    Only tested it for a few minutes (upside down in a glass of water) but seemed to hold up well. The tape folds completely over the top so I’m hoping the water will decide it is too much work to swap on from the bottom.

    Thumbnails oddly working again. Maybe photobucket had an off morning.

    Posted on 02 Mar 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • chancegardner

    chancegardner wrote:

    Learning so much from all of you!

    Posted on 06 Mar 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • lontra

    lontra wrote:

    Well, now that I have a smart phone, I see no reason for not doing this. (Other than possible frustration when it comes to formatting the page ;) Thanks for the tips.

    Posted on 06 Mar 12 (about 3 years ago)

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