IKEA LEGO Table. Furniture Published on January 26th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker Materials: Ramvik Description: When I moved in I bought an IKEA Ramvik table and while travelling this summer I had an idea (don’t ask why): decorate its top with Lego bricks used as pixels.
Here are the steps I went through. If you don’t care about those steps and want to see a nice time-lapse video, scroll to the end of the article! Lego bricks First things first. Table specs Knowing my table size I had various options, depending on the “pixel size” I’d choose. I chose the 4×4 option, quite cheap and still offering a cool number of pixels. Design 36×16 pixels of freedom, that’s it. Looking good. The Lego palette I set my type to white, on a black background. You may notice that Lego’s black is a little bit light and the grays are yellowish.
Time to order bricks! Already? So I fired up Flash Builder and came up with PaletteCounter a simple, OpenSource, app to count pixels of each color. Time to order! Really? Let’s do this The Author. Learn How to Knit. How To Make a Wall-Mounted Magnetic Spice Rack Reader Tips.
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When our daughter was little and we went to a restaurant, Bill would take her out to run up and down the sidewalk while I paid the bill so she wouldn’t start squirming at the table. Those kids who kick the back of your seat on planes have the same issue. Therapists refer to them as “sensory seeking.” One therapist explained to me that the way I would feel if I sat in a car for ten hours straight is how she feels after sitting for one hour. Bill has talked for years about finding a way to create a heavy blanket that would calm his and our daughter’s restless muscles. Like me, our daughter is frequently restless and, at the end of the day, often asks for a heavy quilt on her legs or for a deep-muscle massage. Little did I know that weighted blankets and vests are in widespread use as therapeutic devices for children and adults with sensory conditions including ADD and autism.
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