Step 1: Tools
- Bead plates
- Tweezers, preferably needle nosed
- Waxed paper
Step 2: Get Images
You can also fire up an emulator and just take screenshots of your favorite game.
Step 3: Make a Grid
Step 4: Make the Bead Plates
Step 5: Ironing
There is a high likelyhood of the bead plate warping if it gets too hot. I don't have a good way of avoiding this, just try to heat just as long as necessary and not more to avoid that too much heat transfers to the plate.
Step 6: Deploy
Location is everything. Pick a spot where people have a chance to see your art, but don't make it too obvious. It will be more fun for people if they feel like they've found something (maybe we failed a bit in that aspect). Traffic lights are really good since it's kind of rare for people to actually look up when they're waiting to cross. I'm also still on the fence on whether we put too many of them in the same spot, it would've probably been better if we'd spread them out a bit over town.
The glue suggested that it needed at least 15 degrees Celsius to harden properly so being in Sweden meant that we had to wait until there was a reasonably warm summer night. The pictures really tell the story here, enjoy!