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Jon Danforth, organizer of the Mini Maker Faire North Carolina, wrote in to let us know about a cool project, a QR Code Quilt, from one of Mini Maker Faire North Carolina’s sponsors, Spoonflower:

A QR code, or Quick Response code is a somewhat new technology that, when scanned by a smart phone or iPad app, takes you to a website or texts you with more information about a product. You see them everywhere now, from cereal boxes to bus stops. From the moment Jake got his new phone, he was obsessed with them. I remember he used to talk about how production at Spoonflower could be more efficient if we could just walk around scanning QR codes to look up orders and find out information about rolls of fabric. As for me, I just liked how they resembled little patchwork quilts. So when the staff challenge was announced, the idea of making a QR code quilt seemed perfect.

Brian Jepson

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.


  • http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2012/03/qr_quilt.html QR Quilt @Craftzine.com blog

    […] Jepson posted this QR quilt over on Make today. Shared by Jon Danforth, of Mini Maker Faire North Carolina, the project was the […]

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    […] This isn’t just a QR code–it’s also a quilt! Mini Maker Faire organizer Jon Danforth thought that QR codes resemble patchwork quilts, so he decided to make one. The best part? The quilt actually works as a QR code. Give the picture a scan to find out where it sends you. [via Make] […]

  • http://geekenligne.com/BLOG/2012/03/22/geekbytes-omg-robotic-jellyfish-spies-and-other-things-we-didnt-cover-2/ GeekBytes: OMG Robotic Jellyfish Spies!! (And Other Things We Didn’t Cover) | Geeklin

    […] This isn’t just a QR code–it’s also a quilt! Mini Maker Faire organizer Jon Danforth thought that QR codes resemble patchwork quilts, so he decided to make one. The best part? The quilt actually works as a QR code. Give the picture a scan to find out where it sends you. [via Make] […]

  • lori

    I love it!! do you mind if i give it a try??

  • http://ponderingtechnology.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/qr-codes-from-bus-stops-to-art-and-tombstones/ QR Codes (Updated): From Urinals And Bus Stops to National Parks to Art, Shopping and Tombstones « Pondering Technology

    […] The QR Code Quilt (makezine.com) […]

  • http://mediarosa.com/2012/03/qr-quilt/ mediarosa » Blog Archive » QR Quilt

    […] Jepson posted this QR quilt over on Make today. Shared by Jon Danforth, of Mini Maker Faire North Carolina, the project was the […]

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