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:
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:
Then you can start putting your pin (strip from the plastic on the cap first) in and covering it up:
You may want to use a old unsharp knive for this …
Now you need to scratch in the Block-Divider-Lines
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!:
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.
And this is what the finished product looks like! Neat, don’t you think?
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!