Naturally, the happy side-effect is the cool shadow now projected onto my desk! I guess we now have a newer version of this older post:
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A personalized shadow
At my office/factory, we have a sandblasting cabinet. For those of you who may not know (as I didn't before I started working there) it's a kind of machine in which one can safely shoot very fine sand at an object; it's wisely in a cabinet so that the sand doesn't fly all over the place. It's used primarily for cleaning paint off of things, but has the interesting benefit of adding texture to things that it shoots. I noticed not long ago that people were using it to personalize their coffee cups, and decided to join in the fun. Basically, you cover your whole cup with protective plastic, except for the area that you want textured, and voila!