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USCM Id Key Cards.
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Author:  retrogarde [ Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:18 pm ]
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The other shape worth considering is a floppy disk. The slot on the locker widget is clearly a diskdrive afterall.

Author:  tommin [ Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:15 pm ]
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retrogarde wrote:
The other shape worth considering is a floppy disk. The slot on the locker widget is clearly a diskdrive afterall.

Agreed. The slot does appear to be a loading port for some sort of disc drive. Currently, it is just highly doubtful that it was for the 3.5" floppy. Given the two possible dimensions for the key cards, I would imagine that the electronic pool access key would be much more sleek and durable. It has no moving parts, is dust and water resistant.

Honestly though, I don't have a strong opinion on either configurations. Ultimately, it comes down to what the majority would prefer to see. No better place to hammer that out than here. :)

Author:  retrogarde [ Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:36 pm ]
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I'm still hoping folks will want to keep the basic shape of the "front loading logic card" (aka Burke's card) so that it would serve a dual purpose. A Marine's gotta phone home once in a while, right?

Author:  tommin [ Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:30 am ]
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I like the way you think. A versatile card that can access an individual's locker and be used for vid-phone communication. Brilliant, I say. :D

Author:  Dropshipbob [ Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:12 pm ]
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What if the dog tags were meant to be used to open the lockers?

They are already the same clear plastic like Burkes card, and it would probably fit in that slot.

Author:  Moosh89 [ Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:44 pm ]
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Necro-bump but this is actually a really cool thread that I hadn't seen before.

Reason for bumping is I was looking for any talk of someone offering to make custom "Burke cards", I'm creating a character for a project and eventually this character will need a card.

Mantroon, fantastic work.

Love the minimalism and the throwback to Burke's card with keeping the same shape. Saying that, as much as I love Burke's card, it would be accepted and expected that "corporate" and "military" logic cards would be different, at least in shape. The translucent (plexi as we know it by) card could be a tech format in that time which could be scanned for information in the card by a special reader.

Not sure if any of you are familiar with the Canadian polymer bank notes ($5s, $10s, $20s, $50s and $100s) we use have holograms in transparent windows within the bills. The holograms are visible to our naked eye ( :shock: :wink: ) but what if in these logic cards, they could only be visible under special lighting? ("black" lighting, etc.) ... s/polymer/

Metallic Portrait, Holograms
Canadian 100 Bank Note Holographic Window Details.jpg
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It may be hard to produce these for collecting but that could look really REALLY insane and cool! Imagine how we each have our unique service number, but if we could generate a unique series of codes for a dossier/record of feats and endeavours. Say similar to a QR code where when it's "scanned" (visible and photographed via smartphone) it would lead to our dossier/record stored in a hidden (non-public linked) directory on the charter site. It may list any info we ourselves feel safe providing, such as location or ship deployment, our site awards, combat drops, etc, and short 2-3 sentence reports by our peers. For fallen members, their dossiers could be an "In Memoriam" page with comments from peers which everyone can access via their own QR code on the way to their own dossier.

If these can be made cheaply enough, they can even be collected like challenge coins.


Been googling holographic printing, and while not exactly what I was looking for, this is still really cool, and would be neat for the portrait!

And this from 2013:

But THIS: is what I was thinking of

Author:  knoxvilles_joker [ Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:44 pm ]
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As far as card reading we can either use a football satellite card and program with a HID proxi reader, or go with a generic HID proxi card. That card number can be linked to the membership listing and you could set it up to say a voice to text reading of the log entry on that individual (think of Babylon 5 with the bracelet/wrist scans)

I think the football satellite cards were around in the 80s. Those are still available but the HID proxi card I think was also around and it is a more doable program, but the reader cost would be a bit much along with cost of the cards...

Though a custom barcode and barcode scanner would work as well much more cheaply...

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