I have three hundred and eighty four openSUSE 12.1 DVDs. Given 12.1 went end of life almost ten years ago, it seems likely these DVDs are useless. Rather than toss them out I've decided to try to turn them into some form of art.

Looking for hackers with the skills:

art

This project is part of:

Hack Week 22

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  • Comments

    • tserong
      8 months ago by tserong | Reply

      Things I have learned so far:

      • Using a Dremel tool to cut up DVDs is slow and smells bad.
      • Cutting DVDs with tin snips is easy, but has a tendency to sometimes warp the DVD pieces and/or cause them to delaminate. Scissors suffer less from these problems but require more physical effort.
      • Spray paint smells bad (TBF I already knew that, but it's been a while, and one tends to forget how bad it smells).
      • Fishing line in a complete PITA to tie knots in (I think my fingers are too big).
      • Super glue only works on flat surfaces, it won't bridge gaps.
      • You really want to have "Ignore page margins" turned off and "Draw crop marks" turned on when printing multiple pages from GIMP that you want to stick together.
      • Being creative in real life is significantly more annoying than being creative on a computer.

    • tserong
      8 months ago by tserong | Reply

      Ta-da! A Geeko mosaic made of cut up openSUSE DVDs, on a 900mm x 600mm piece of plywood:

    • shundhammer
      8 months ago by shundhammer | Reply

      add-emoji

    • tserong
      8 months ago by tserong | Reply

      ...and here's a blog post with more project details: https://ourobengr.com/2023/02/hack-week-22-an-art-project/

    • lkocman
      7 months ago by lkocman | Reply

      @tserong awseome job! Would you be willing to help us out with https://github.com/openSUSE/branding/issues/135 ? I think this could totally be our new Leap 16 (ALP based) wallpaper.

      • tserong
        7 months ago by tserong | Reply

        Yeah, totally :-)

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