This is the first of two challenges related to the Patient ID Tag project. Be sure to read Patient ID 1/3: Introduction before you begin.
The goal is to use a field deployed laser machine to engrave and cut the patient tags. So we need your help to identify a material that is:
- Almost indestructible: The identifier has to be water and wear resistant so that it can still be readable / scannable even if the patient (or the identifier tag) had to spend some time in an wet or harsh environment.
- Easy to engrave and cut ( 1 pass for engraving and 1 pass for cutting ): Avoid metal.
- Economical – to keep costs down.
Please share your experience working with the material that you suggest, and any testing data you have in comparing it with other candidate materials.
If you have questions, or wish to discuss with your fellow makers, please use the comment space below.
When you’re done with this first part of the challenge, why not try Patient Tag 3/3: Scripting?