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25Dec/091

Chrismas Present: Tetromino PinBoard

Yay, Tetris, the famous russian game everyone loves for its music Oo. Or like that. Anyways, we've got a friend who's kind of a Tetris nerd - at least he singing the polka melody all the time. So we got that idea of Pulshie Tetrominos pinned to a Frame. Problem was it ... didn't quite work:

Didn't quite work

Didn't quite work

So we had another idea, how about making tons of tetrominos from room temperature curing plasticine, inserting pins to pin them to a pinboard (amongst other ... well - notes or whatever you normally pin onto a pinboard :P).

First you need to flatten a ball of plasticine:

Flattening needs a bit of force

Flattening needs a bit of force

Recheck height :)

Recheck height 🙂

Ready to make your minos :P

Ready to make your minos 😛

Then you can start putting your pin (strip from the plastic on the cap first) in and covering it up:

Pin on the Raw Material

Pin on the Raw Material

Pin covered up nicely already

Pin covered up nicely already

Put your template on it

Put your template on it

You may want to use a old unsharp knive for this ...

Start Cutting, WALHALLA!

Start Cutting, WALHALLA!

Cut on...

Cut on...

Refine the shape a bit...

Refine the shape a bit...

Now you need to scratch in the Block-Divider-Lines

Scratch in the block-divider-lines

Scratch in the block-divider-lines

Scratch in the block-divider-lines

Scratch in the block-divider-lines

More.... blocks

More.... blocks

Hey, some Tetrominos

Hey, some Tetrominos

This is how they look from the top

This is how they look from the top

So, now let them cure properly, best overnight. For the next step you'll need a small, wide brush and some acrylic colors, now comes the Painting!:

Painting Action!

Painting Action!

Some of the blocks - if not all - need a second layer of paint, so if you're mixing, be sure to mix enough for two layers for each Tetromino.

They need a second layer of paint :/

They need a second layer of paint :/

This one especially

This one especially

Moar painting action!

Moar painting action!

And this is what the finished product looks like! Neat, don't you think?

The Finished Product...

The Finished Product...

Now, i hope you enjoyed this bit picture-ish tutorial on how to make a neat Present for a tetris nerd friend. I hope you got someone to make one of these for ... 😛

Be sure to check back for more nerdism tinkering action!

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  1. I see what you did there… but I guess that\’s what I\’m supposed to be seeing :3


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