What Do You Get When You Cross…
I have the following items: Veneered sample board, Sheet Metal Flashing, Plastic Bag Clip, and an old calculator. Tools: Gorilla Glue, Crappy Chisel, Screwdriver, and pair of scissors. Now what to do? Cobble something together!
Gorrilla Glue is having a contest for user created projects using their glue. I figured that I would use the opportunity to put myself soemthing together for this weekend. My Dad has a booth at a craft fair in Cherryvale, KS for the Cherry Blossom Festival. http://www.lasr.net/travel/city.php?KS+cherryvale+cherry-blossom-festival&TravelTo=KS0611035&VE=Y&EventCategory=&Event_ID=KS0611035e001
I have been trying to tell him that it is time to start accepting Credit Card Payments, to help boost his business. So I am gonig to do that for him. I signed up for Square (who even sells the readers for your smartphone at Wally World) and now Ineed to set myself up a little pay station.
The first part, I formed some aluminum flashing (using my screwdriver ‘burnisher’ for folds, and cut to size with scissors) to act as a spring loaded holder for my iPhone in its Otterbox. Nothing else like custom sized. 🙂 I think I threw away the belt clip holder a while ago after the clip broke… should’ve tried to fix it with Gorilla Glue… oh well, missed opportunities… I will clip my phone to the board for a spot to enter transactions and have customers sign.
to make the calculator have good contact, I used my crappy ol chisel to shave off the feet… That’ll Do. I used an old Fridge magnet clip that had lost its magnet to act as a receipt pad holder. So once everything was properly Damped, Glued, and Clamped, see high tech clamping implements below, I let it sit for an hour to see how I did…
I managed to keep any glue off of my fingers….. since I used gloves….. liek the bottle says….. what a novel idea. (just check @GorillaGlues Tweets for how often they have to tell people how to get it off…) After the allotted time, I removed the clamps and, Viola!
I now have a nice little paystation with a freindly calculator to keep me from having to juggle too much junk this weekend. Now that I can take Credit Cards easily… I might just have to have more Garage Sales 🙂 I still can’t wait for PayPal Here to finally go live for everyone. I will likely switch to that and keep Square as a backup.