And now, for something completely different.
For a coming event we want to use logos from different bars and cafes around the block. The idea is to do a little of propaganda: banners, t-shirts, mugs all the way!
Some bars have their fancy logos already as a vector image. Other ones don’t even have a computer where the logo is stored.
In this post we’ll see how to create a vector file from a pixmap (jpg, png, whatever raster format that Inkscape can open). With a couple of examples, a graceful one and a crazy one.
There’s a lot of manuals online for this, an in-depth one with good examples can be found in Tavmjong Bah’s website.
For the clock project I require text to appear in a small container, that is 4×4.
Since in this 4×4 I have to add vertical and horizontal spacing this ends with a 3×3 font.
Never in my life I designed a font, and if you check my hand writing… it is horrible. Luckily 3×3 only leads up to 2^9 options, 512 different characters, and I believed I could handle this.
After writing the font in a squared notebook, I checked that other fronts already exist, and, unsurprisingly they were very similar to mine.
Show me your font
Filed under code, curious, DIY
Before any soldering or programming happens at all, I’ll need to have a general idea of what connects where.
This post presents the schematic for the Secret Santa Clock and a quick explanation of each “module” of the system. Everything from a bird’s-eye perspective that is enough for you to reproduce it.
show me the schematics
Filed under DIY, electronic