Play our QR Code scavenger hunt at the Faire
Thom Nichols is building a mobile QR Code scavenger hunt for the RI Mini Maker Faire based on QuiRk: A Cross-Platform QR Scavenger Hunt Game, which he launched at this year's Wooly Fair. We'll be hiding QR Codes all over the RI Mini Maker Faire. If you find them all, you'll be entered in a (free) drawing to win one of three awesome prizes, which we'll be announcing soon.
In this video, you can see my MakerBot Thing-O-Matic printing out a raised-relief 3D rendition of a QR Code using polymaker's qr2cad utility. The QR Code is still fundamentally 2D, so I printed the background and first layer using a natural/clear PLA, then switched to a blue PLA for the QR Code version of it.
The 3D-printed QR Codes will link to the start page for the game (it's web based so it works with any mobile phone that can scan a QR Code), but the QR Codes you'll be hunting for will be much smaller than this one.
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Aug 24, 2011 - Sep 17, 2011
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Although the Faire is free, that won't stop us from making tickets! This is a limited edition, numbered commemorative ticket to Maker Faire RI.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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From the creators of Make Magazine comes the Maker's Notebook. Put your own ideas, diagrams, calculations & notes down in these 150 pages of engineering graph paper. We've also included 20 bonus pages of reference material, such as electronics symbols, resistor codes, weights and measures, basic conversions and more. The covers of this hardcover book are printed in cyan "Maker" blue with a white grid debossed front and back. (Big thanks to O'Reilly, publisher of MAKE, for their donation of these rewards.)Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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A limited edition print of the RI Mini Maker Faire 2011 poster, created by Shawn Wallace. This will be printed on high quality paper, and is suitable for framing or displaying proudly any way you prefer.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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The Arduino Hacker's Bookshelf is a collection of books edited by Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire co-founder Brian Jepson. It includes: Getting Started with Arduino, a thorough introduction to the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform; Making Things Talk, 33 projects with Arduino, sensors, and wireless and wired networking; Arduino Cookbook, solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino hackers have; and Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets, six fun projects with Arduino, mobile phones, motors, sensors, and more. (Big thanks to O'Reilly, publisher of MAKE, for their donation of these rewards.)Estimated delivery: Oct 2011