2D barcode patch

Computers & Mobile Wearables


I collect patches for my travel pack, and they’re great for conversation starters while traveling. This patch can help you meet fellow nerds along your way, and let them take away a little digital something (website, email addy, favorite recipe) by snapping a phonepic. Here’s a sample use-case from the p8t.ch website:

THEM: “Hey, what happened to your leg?”

YOU: “Oh, I broke it in a highly harebrained, yet thoroughly entertaining way. Here, scan my p8tch and you can watch the video!”

THEM: [scans the p8tch: BEEP!] “OH DEAR GOD YOU IDIOT wow ha ha, let me buy you a beer.”

YOU: [enjoys beer]

When you have one, you can change what it points to through the website’s database, so I’m sure with a little scripting it could even reflect your twitter feed. If you have silkscreen and serging capabilities, though, I’m sure you could make your own! Via Core77.


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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