Monthly Archives: March 2011

Prototype 1 – Making Tiles

Now that I have finished my magnetic base, it’s time to start making some tiles… I already determined a while back that a 2×1.3″ magnet will sufficiently hold one of my 3×3″ squares to a 2×2 square of Flex Iron.  … Continue reading

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Prototype 1 – Finishing the Base

Now that I have the base pieces ready, It’s time to put this baby together and hopefully mount it on the wall. I decided to make this base fold up “Trivial Pursuit” style.  Hypothetically, I can connect the four quadrants … Continue reading

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Prototype 1 – Starting the Base

Been pretty busy the past few days.  My fiance is coming to town and I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t appreciate the way my living room has been transformed into a workshop.  I’m pushing hard to finish the first foam core … Continue reading

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Why Foam Core?

I thought I’d take a second and explain why I chose to to the first prototype of my 8-bit art project in Foam Core.  Granted Foam Core doesn’t scream classy or even “finished” but it does have some key advantages: … Continue reading

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Started Prototype 1

Sometime last week I received 8 2×2′ foam core squared.  This isn’t a popular size so I had to get them custom cut.   Why order 2 x2 boards instead of 4 x4 boards?  There are several reasons. 4×4 boards can’t … Continue reading

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New Wood Tiles

Just got some new wood tiles in the mail today.  I had already gotten some samples of some pretty nice “rounded” squares but I wasn’t sure if rounded corners were really the way to go.  Even though the squared corners … Continue reading

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Flex Iron aka Rubber Steel

I’ve been struggling for a while thinking about what would make the best base for my mosaic tiles.  It must be: Magnetic Cheap Preferably lightweight Finding this combination hasn’t been easy.  I could buy a 4×4 piece of steel for … Continue reading

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