Here is a picture of my friend Daina. She is photod here at a wedding signing as one of the witnesses. Recently, Daina began to experience some tough life experiences and so a friend of hers, username “wetfifty” decided to do something nice for her. As she was also moving into a new apartment, he thought he could add something artistic.
And so the project begins.
First, a negative of the image was crated, using a free online editor, 181.lunapic.com/editor/
The photo was then uploaded to a site, rastorbator.net, where the picture was mathematically transformed into a series of dots.
He cut the medium density fire board in half and then again to 37 x 36 inches.
Each column was 10mm wide and row 5mm wide – now that’s precise!
Then he filled in the lines across and down.
The lines and table were completed for scale.
When he removed the unused parts, a nice outline emerged.
In total, there were about 8,000 dots. Each one was measured using a transparent ruler. Each measurement was rounded to the nearest 0.5mm and the measurement written next to the dot.
Then the measurements were transcribed from the paper to the board!
Here’s a close-up of the dots and the measurements.
He converted the hole measurements to standard drill sizes, labeling each from 1.5 to 6.
He used an old pair of gloves to slow the drill chuck faster – this saved a ton of time.
As this work of art was going into Daina’s home, he asked her what color she would like to have it stained.
She told him what color she preferred; he applied several coats of stain.
To allow the board to rest flat against the wall and to prevent light from leaking out the sides, he applied a foam edge.
He purchased LED ribbon from Amazon.com and installed in into the frame.
There’s a little more light escaping from the sides than I’d like, but it’s a great first start to the project. Daina still has not seen it, but if she doesn’t like it, we just might keep it for ourselves!