Author Topic: The Please Steal My Idea Thread  (Read 32401 times)

patrick398

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #220 on: April 14, 2020, 09:16:22 AM »
I think this definitely needs to happen! Be sure to send it to the repository ;)
It would be a good graphic for a Danelectro 'food series' clone

EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #221 on: April 14, 2020, 11:32:04 AM »
I think this definitely needs to happen! Be sure to send it to the repository ;)
It would be a good graphic for a Danelectro 'food series' clone
It's actually coming together quite nicely already.  I love Inkscape, and silly little projects like this help me sharpen my skills (I'm not auto-tracing any of it).

Work in progress:


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patrick398

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #222 on: April 14, 2020, 01:51:25 PM »
Looking good Eric!

iainpunk

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #223 on: April 14, 2020, 02:18:15 PM »
I may be willing to make a clean SVG of this if anyone wants to use it as a pedal graphic.  I found it on an oxygen absorber packet in a bag of jerky.  Not fully sure why I find it so amusing (maybe because it makes me think of PacMan on a diet), but I do.  :icon_razz:




i do believe i have seen similar graphics on acid tabs, really makes you think.
half man - half snail - 6 feet to scale - Snail man's - not frail - He's been - to jail
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garcho

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #224 on: April 14, 2020, 06:07:55 PM »
+1 for Inkscape, what a great piece of software, and free!
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patrick398

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #225 on: April 14, 2020, 06:17:42 PM »
"i do believe i have seen similar graphics on acid tabs, really makes you think."

EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #226 on: April 15, 2020, 07:29:56 AM »
I kept the terrible font arrangement from the original (most visible in their orientation and placement of the 'N' in "NOT").  The 'D' and 'R' are not quite right, but good enough.

This should hopefully link to a PDF file with the SVG (I was having difficulty with my plain old SVG save:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gn8nm0wpDtrI0DFgKo6pfddymZcDM7UQ/view?usp=drivesdk

It should look like this if it renders correctly:


If it doesn't render correctly, various bits of the text will likely appear black, oddly sized, etc.  (I think it is an issue of text not properly converting to paths or something;  there should ideally be no fonts required in the file)

Now, if someone uses this graphic for anything, it will make my miserable quarantined life more meaningful.  :icon_razz:
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Fancy Lime

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #227 on: April 15, 2020, 08:25:08 AM »
I like the "Do Not Microwave" warning on the packet. For people who have access to a microwave and are bored enough due to quarantine to just put anything in it to see what happens.

"Oxygen Absorber" is also not the worst pedal name I've read all day.

Andy
My dry, sweaty foot had become the source of one of the most disturbing cases of chemical-based crime within my home country.

EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #228 on: April 15, 2020, 08:39:18 AM »
For people who have access to a microwave and are bored enough due to quarantine to just put anything in it to see what happens.

Plasma grapes!

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bluebunny

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #229 on: April 15, 2020, 10:45:02 AM »
Grapes are one thing.  How about an old phone?   :icon_twisted:      (Don't try this at home kiddies! :icon_eek:)



Makes John Carpenter's "The Thing" look pretty tame...  ;D
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stallik

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #230 on: April 15, 2020, 04:54:38 PM »
I wonder how an effects circuit might sound as it dies in a microwave?
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #231 on: April 15, 2020, 04:59:43 PM »
I wonder how an effects circuit might sound as it dies in a microwave?
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bluebunny

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #232 on: April 15, 2020, 05:05:29 PM »
I wonder how an effects circuit might sound as it dies in a microwave?

I sure between us we must have a few sacrificial snafued builds to find out?   :icon_twisted:
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EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #233 on: May 05, 2020, 04:22:36 PM »
Idea:  Build a guitar pedal version of Minsky's Useless Machine.  Something like this, but with a footswitch:


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duck_arse

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #234 on: May 06, 2020, 10:10:17 AM »
Idea:  Build a guitar pedal version of Minsky's Useless Machine.  Something like this, but with a footswitch:


is this a live feed? can't wait to see how it ends.
"I think we're done here."

bluebunny

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #235 on: May 06, 2020, 01:11:17 PM »
You won't believe how long I sat watching this last night.  No wonder I'm tired today...
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stallik

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #236 on: May 06, 2020, 03:52:05 PM »
You missed the good bit
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #237 on: May 06, 2020, 04:12:51 PM »
I started the thread, so I don't have to apologize for posting the following, right? :icon_razz:

Useless Machine Fights!




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antonis

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #238 on: May 06, 2020, 05:13:10 PM »
Are we ready for forum renaming as DIYperpetualboxes.com..?? :icon_wink:
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duck_arse

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #239 on: May 07, 2020, 10:12:48 AM »
how can they possibly be termed useless? I especially like the sneaky one in the blonde box.
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