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There’s certainly a lot of things you can do with electrical tape, but have you ever considered making a topographical map with it? I didn’t until I saw the amazing work pictured above by Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki. [via Colossal]

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.



  1. Maguire Ellsworth says:

    That is the most amazing thing i’ve ever seen.

  2. lovely sculpture, but I think that may be duct tape

    1. brian says:

      if you read the inside of the paper roll, it says ‘Vinyl Electrical Tape’.

      1. Oops thank you, sorry

      2. sparky3489 says:

        That’s a typo. That’s too wide and impractical for electrical tape.

        1. Tangerine says:

          Wide heavy duty tape, like the tape in the photograph, is used all the time in real electrical work.
          If you connecting two real wires the size of your arm with a Kearney, caring 144,000 volts, you don’t use that thin multi colored stuff you buy at your local Harbor Fright.
          Half inch Harbor Fright tape is probably OK for connecting two blinking LEDs, connected to your door bell, down in the your moms basement.

  3. Mr. Frykas says:

    If women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy…

  4. Norris Minddel says:

    Those are some mad skillz!!!!

  5. Elena says:

    The duct of an electrical tape will give such a look!! I have never seen this before. This shows it is made for electrical use.

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