Intro: Worldwide Yule Log: Handmade Mobile App
Instructions for making your Worldwide Yule Log: Mobile App using the Drillteam Holiday Card.
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The World Wide Yule Log began shedding its LED glow of goodwill in November 2008.
In the midst of a spreading economic crisis Drillteam contemplated how to share at least a modicum of holiday cheer with friends, colleagues and clients. It struck us that what the world needed was a new tradition to warm itself by.
So we set-up a cardboard hearth in a corner of the office, hacked an LED sign and set-up a webcam to create a feedback loop of friendship for all to join. Our DIY, social media-ish, taking-the-piss-out-of-Twitter way of honoring the spirit of hometown TV station WPIX's former holiday tradition.
For 2009 we wanted to put a World Wide Yule Log on everyone's actual desk in addition to their "desktop." And raise some money for the important multi-problem solving work of the Darfur Stoves Project. Our way of re-focusing our DIY, social media-ish, taking-the-piss-out-of on the Mobile App Revolution. We hope it brings you a smile. Be careful with those scissors!
With card closed cut "A" lines.
Open card, continue cutting "A1" lines along sides of fireplace
Cut "B" line to make hearth opening
Fold "C" lines so fireplace sides are perpendicular to card
Bring "D" line up parallel with "E" line to form mantel
Roll-fold "E" flap onto itself to form triangle
Apply tape to hold triangle closed
Slide mobile device into World Wide Yule Log with screen facing through hearth.
Point mobile browser to http://wwyl.net.
Bask in glow of good will.