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Spreading through the caches
So, for the last while, I’ve been dropping our fun cards in geocaches around Denmark.
I personally think geocaching is an awesome to spread the word.. Mostly because, well.. It’s fun!
So I thought I’d share the idea, if you have a GPS/smartphone, and haven’t tried it, go check out http://www.geocaching.com
Obligatory picture time!
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I love Geocaching; even had a pathtag made: http://www.pathtags.com/community/publicpathtagprofile.php?id=15736
(I’m trying to make my own in plastic now due to how much those cost (about $2 to $3 USD each!))
I don’t have a GPS though, and it IS rather required. I thought my cell phone would work but it’s crap for it.
I was wondering if it’s possible to modify your awesome pin so that there’s a hole through, so it can be attached to a geocoin?
Hole needs to be about dogtag-chain thingy sized..
Could be an awesome way to spread the word too, as a lot of people will see it and read its mission/describable.
If it’s possible, I’d love to buy a couple of them.
Hahaha- I’m a step ahead of you! XD
http://www.shapeways.com/model/545336/tsu-pendent-mm.html (posted there just for a visible example: it’s still too expensive printing through other companies in 3D!)
I had thought of giving the pins out and one of the issues with that is if someone gets/finds it they won’t have a clue what it’s about!
So I set about making a minor change: If you go to the 3D view of the model and look at the bottom/ backside you will notice it’s got TSU in it!
I’m going to test printing the above on my Makerbot to see if it’ll both save on material (how can I tell? no idea) and if it looks good enough I’ll upload it to Thingverse for people to print themself.
Sadly ToySoldiersUnite is a bit long for something this size and the detail the reprap/Makerbots do wouldn’t be able to get that on them. When I get my proper shop set up I’m going to be resin casting and when I do I’ll be making copies of high detail pins with text on them!
EDIT: Now Available! http://www.toysoldiersunite.com/forums/topic/toy-soldiers-unite-printable-figure/page/2/#post-6885
I’m about to go out on my very first geocache. I looked up three in the area, just in case I can’t find one, and I plan to leave some small TSU stuff I have laying around.
If I can find my small TSU stuff…
Anyway, if I don’t have anything now, I’ll be printing it off for the next geocaching trip!
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