QR Code Stencil Generator and QR Hobo Codes
Yep, it’s a QR code stencil generator! The F.A.T. Lab is pleased to present QR_STENCILER, a free, fully-automated utility which converts QR codes into vector-based stencil patterns suitable for laser-cutting. ABOUT THIS PROJECTQR codes are a form of two-dimensional barcode which are widely used to convey URLs and other short texts through camera-based smartphones. Closeup of a QR code lasercut in 1/8"-thick fiberboard. Accompanying the QR_STENCILER are the QR_HOBO_CODES (see below), a set of 100 lasercutter-ready QR stencil designs created with the QR_STENCILER software. Examples of 19th- and 20th-Century "hobo signs". DOWNLOAD & INSTRUCTIONSQR_STENCILER has been tested in MacOSX 10.6.8, but (since Processing is a cross-platform toolkit) it should work in Windows or Linux as well. Make yourself a QR code image which embeds a short piece of text. More photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. LICENSEThe QR_STENCILER software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind.