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9 4 G R A P H I C S P R O O C T O B E R 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M Think Like an Engineer, Design Like a Creative CREATING A DISPLAY TO HOLD UP AGAINST WEAR AND TEAR B Y M A T T C H A R B O N E A U In this drawing, I used color to help visually explain the various parts and pieces needed. The fabricators later determined that the lower weights were not needed. (All images courtesy Matt Charboneau) I received the call from James Alfaro of Alamo Sign Solutions in San Antonio, Texas, and he had been given the opportunity to bid on redesigning and fabricating the rolling display boards used along the courtside for the San Antonio Spurs. Chris Schriedel, produc- tion manager, would be the one instructing the fabricators on what to do. The challenge: time, design, and fabrication. It was a tight turn- around time, the old display was all we had to work from, and the new structure needed to provide options for more electronics and com ports for use during the game.

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