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Old May 30 2013, 01:36 PM   #16
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Re: How do Combadges stick to uniforms?

They're riveted directly to the wearer's chest.
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Old May 31 2013, 12:17 AM   #17
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Re: How do Combadges stick to uniforms?

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How do Combadges stick to uniforms? I never see what mechanism they use to keep them from falling off. I know behind the scenes they used magnets and Velcro. But for in-universe how do they stay on?
Magnatomic adhesion, I expect.

That, or staples. I prefer staples.

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Old May 31 2013, 09:09 PM   #18
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Re: How do Combadges stick to uniforms?

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Artificial gravity is extremely reliable in Star Trek and apparently doesn't require much power, so it would be a good way to keep commbadges attached.
As long as you don't attach it too close to the nipple...

Wasn't there an episode where someone took off their combadge and a small white square was left behind? (a prop thing I think)

How about magnetic-micro-velcro? Good for everything but plastic and wood!
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Old June 5 2013, 07:49 PM   #19
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Re: How do Combadges stick to uniforms?

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This, I guess...

http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ronf/Gecko/
"Geckos have the remarkable ability to run at any orientation on just about any smooth or rough, wet or dry, clean or dirty surface. The basis for geckos' adhesive properties is in the millions of micron-scale setae on each toe of the gecko form a self-cleaning dry adhesive. The tip of each seta consists of 100 to 1000 spatulae only 100 nanometers in diameter. Our interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers has been working since 1998 developing models for how the natural nanostructures function in a hierachical combination of spatulae, spatular stalks, setal stalks, setal arrays, and toe mechanics, and developing nanofabrication processes which allow large arrays of hair patches to be economically fabricated."
Yeah, I was guessing that it was some sort of super-high-tech nano/smart-material thing build into the back of the badge.
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Old June 5 2013, 09:10 PM   #20
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Re: How do Combadges stick to uniforms?

Ferengi ear wax.
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Old June 9 2013, 06:19 PM   #21
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A low-power version of whatever it is that makes a tractor beam work.
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Old June 13 2013, 08:45 AM   #22
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Re: How do Combadges stick to uniforms?

Lee Enfield wrote: View Post
This, I guess...

http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ronf/Gecko/
"Geckos have the remarkable ability to run at any orientation on just about any smooth or rough, wet or dry, clean or dirty surface. The basis for geckos' adhesive properties is in the millions of micron-scale setae on each toe of the gecko form a self-cleaning dry adhesive. The tip of each seta consists of 100 to 1000 spatulae only 100 nanometers in diameter. Our interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers has been working since 1998 developing models for how the natural nanostructures function in a hierachical combination of spatulae, spatular stalks, setal stalks, setal arrays, and toe mechanics, and developing nanofabrication processes which allow large arrays of hair patches to be economically fabricated."
To me, this makes the most sense by far.
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Old June 26 2013, 09:04 PM   #23
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Re: How do Combadges stick to uniforms?

Mario de Monti wrote: View Post
Lee Enfield wrote: View Post
This, I guess...

http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ronf/Gecko/
"Geckos have the remarkable ability to run at any orientation on just about any smooth or rough, wet or dry, clean or dirty surface. The basis for geckos' adhesive properties is in the millions of micron-scale setae on each toe of the gecko form a self-cleaning dry adhesive. The tip of each seta consists of 100 to 1000 spatulae only 100 nanometers in diameter. Our interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers has been working since 1998 developing models for how the natural nanostructures function in a hierachical combination of spatulae, spatular stalks, setal stalks, setal arrays, and toe mechanics, and developing nanofabrication processes which allow large arrays of hair patches to be economically fabricated."
To me, this makes the most sense by far.
I apologize for being late to the game, but now I have this vision of the Captain ordering the beams of pure antigeckonium be fired on the other ship, and seeing everyone on that ship suddenly slipping and sliding around, unable to even sit in the perfectly-frictionless chairs, much less take effective action. And then, for the coup de grace, the captain orders the communications officer to open a channel to the beaten vessel ... and start playing ``Yakity Sax''.
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Old June 26 2013, 10:13 PM   #24
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Re: How do Combadges stick to uniforms?

Duct tape. A marvel even in the 24th century.
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Old June 27 2013, 08:10 PM   #25
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I assumed clothing in the utopia had some sort of magnetic property for coms and pips and maybe fashion crap.
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