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Here are a few different ways to make a cardboard stand up of yourself. I had heard about a fellow who made ones of his kids and placed them near the end of his driveway to make speeding cars slow down, apparently it works, but the drivers complained – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. ed.b says:

    The guy in question is M. Wood of West Salem, OH -
    http://digg.com/videos/people/Kids_cutouts_help_cut_down_on_speeders
    http://www.nbc4.com/slideshow/news/13788658/detail.html

    Good idea but I wouldn’t be using pics of my own kids in this day and age – get some stock photos off the internet….

  2. frogsoceity says:

    Sounds like a great way to get your kids hit by a car.

    “Oh, it’s just those cardboard cut-outs again. No need to slow down!”

  3. crownroyal says:

    That’s a pretty cool cardboard cutout. $110 sounds a little high though!!! :p

    tom

  4. subatomic says:

    his approach is very expensive. I have a very cheap solution using a tool most people have already.

    just load your image into excel. use a jpg with the proper dimensions (i.e. 6 feet tall) and hit print…

    excel will automatically mosaic the pages for you.
    then all you have to do is cut them out and tape/glue together.

    compared to his $110 cutout, my version is very very cheap. ink/paper/cardboard/tape and a lot of time cutting the boarders off paper…

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