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Old Jun 15, 2009, 04:08 PM   #1
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Black Dry Erase Board

Just fixing up the home office and and I am looking to replace the current dry erase board with a new one. I found this image on flikr of a black dry erase board. Anyone know who makes this or where I could get this board from??
I have done some searching but everything I have found so far is not so great looking. Maybe it's the thick aluminum frame on this image that I really like.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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The here or here.
"Black markerboard" seems to bring up the best results on google.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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These things are awesome! They do take special markers, though - standard dry erase markers don't show up well.

The nice thing is that virtually every color is easily readable on the black dry erase, even purple and blue. It's a bit like using AutoCAD in black screen vs. white screen mode.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 07:42 PM   #4
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Who would have thought a whiteboard is well...black?
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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Hmm

I'm tempted to get one of these now...

Does anyone use these to do math?

I think I like the ability of being able to spread mathematical equations across a blackboard, rather than paper...
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That guy has an awesome setup! I love the chess board on the notebook stand.

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Hmm

I'm tempted to get one of these now...

Does anyone use these to do math?

I think I like the ability of being able to spread mathematical equations across a blackboard, rather than paper...
Have you thought about chalkboard paint? Paint an entire wall with it, and the entire thing becomes one big chalkboard. You can even paint magnetic paint below it, and then use magnets on it. Really great for people with kids - lets them draw on the wall without any harm!

I wanted to paint one wall of my kitchen with it, so that when we had parties people could leave messages. My housemates were against the idea.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 10:12 PM   #7
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Who would have thought a whiteboard is well...black?
Sounds like something Apple would do. Bet it comes out in aluminum next year and you regret getting the black.

So it looks like this when written upon?



The effect is pretty great. Apparently there are also these magnetic wet erase boards?

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Old Jun 15, 2009, 10:36 PM   #8
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Sounds like something Apple would do. Bet it comes out in aluminum next year and you regret getting the black.
And when they come out with a new one, they'll also call it the BlackBoard Pro and require you to pay full price for it if you bought one within the past 2 years and everyone will be signing petitions on Twitter and whining about how their BlackBoard is now a collectors edition
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And when they come out with a new one, they'll also call it the BlackBoard Pro and require you to pay full price for it if you bought one within the past 2 years and everyone will be signing petitions on Twitter and whining about how their BlackBoard is now a collectors edition
dang what a shady business practice lol
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Does anyone use these to do math?

I think I like the ability of being able to spread mathematical equations across a blackboard, rather than paper...
Yep. Back in college I covered a wall of my study with white shower board laminate, which is dirt cheap at places like Home Depot or Lowes. It's pretty nice to have when you're working through the night with other people.

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Yep. Back in college I covered a wall of my study
You had a study while you were in college? Or is "my study" code word for the wall in the dorm room that didn't have a bed or desk up against it?
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You had a study while you were in college? Or is "my study" code word for the wall in the dorm room that didn't have a bed or desk up against it?
LOL, my freshman year that would have certainly been true. But after that I worked concurrently full time as a software developer, so fortunately I had the cash to get out of the dorms and rent my own place.

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LOL, my freshman year that would have certainly been true. But after that I worked concurrently full time as a software developer, so fortunately I had the cash to get out of the dorms and rent my own place.
Nice! I had a very nice apartment with a roommate starting my first year out of college, but I lived in a total hole even after I moved off-campus for my last two years of college.
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Nice! I had a very nice apartment with a roommate starting my first year out of college, but I lived in a total hole even after I moved off-campus for my last two years of college.
Yeah, I lucked out with the job, although between it and school, it didn't allow me much free time. Part of me thinks that if I had to do it all over again, I would have done without the job and allowed myself to enjoy college more. It was the right thing to do financially, but I think I sacrificed a lot of the college experience.

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That guy has an awesome setup! I love the chess board on the notebook stand.



Have you thought about chalkboard paint? Paint an entire wall with it, and the entire thing becomes one big chalkboard. You can even paint magnetic paint below it, and then use magnets on it. Really great for people with kids - lets them draw on the wall without any harm!

I wanted to paint one wall of my kitchen with it, so that when we had parties people could leave messages. My housemates were against the idea.

I have seen that before. A friend of mine has it and uses dry erase markers on it. Not the easiest to clean up but it does work.
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