Having come up with a viable (meltybeads!) tiling scheme, it’s time to officially launch! If anyone wants to deploy a mediated toynbee tile in their neighborhood, fantastic. If you’d let me know, with a picture and a location, even better. My tile dropping will have to wait on warmer weather but you can expect daffodils and QRCodes to bloom simultaneously up here.
OK, now I’m really dangerous! Twelve thousand melty beads in the mail today; 6k white, 6k black. I need to figure out a bombproof container – picking them out of the rug (or worse yet, having the dogs pick them out) is not my idea of fun.
As you can see from the post below, I’ve been experimenting with Perler (aka melty) beads. The starter kit I bought didn’t have enough black and white beads to finish the QRCode and I didn’t want to buy any bulk bags until I’d proven the concept so everything waited until today, when I swung by the local craft store and bought a mixed refill bag. Voila!
A big thank you to Eric fritterfae Riley – steps 3 and 4 of his cross stitch Instructable really simplified bead layout. And the test run:
I don’t think my cell phone camera/scanner SW copes well with low-light conditions – it wouldn’t scan in late afternoon ambient light and I had trouble scanning a QRCode in a movie theater lobby (dim) recently. At least, I hope that’s why scanning was temperamental; more testing wll be done tomorrow.
And the explanation for the post title (for those of you who haven’t seen other references to it on the blog) is here.