Beaded QR code
I’ve been rather fascinated with QR codes as of late. And it seems they’re becoming more and more popular, I’m seeing them in not only in the hip Japanese magazines I have, but the less hip magazines my mother gets too. They’re popping up in TV shows and adverts on the street as well. And people are putting them to other more awesome uses.
I experimented with doing one in embroidery, but I of course bit off more than I could chew, going for quiet a complex QR code (the one for this site’s address), which didn’t work. I decided to go with a simpler QR code, the one for “Hello.”. I then got bored of embroidery and decided to bead one instead! Wooo beads!
It sometimes works. Which is good. But not good enough. When it works, my camera is about 30 cm away from it and the light is quite good. Obviously not every where is going to have good light and people aren’t going to be happy waving their cameras about trying to get the right angle / distance. I’ve decided to try making some on a larger scale and with different beads. Square ones this time. A bead per pixel.
I would like to make some complex ones with loads of beads. But for now I’m going to keep it simple.