The box it was shipped in held my attention for a long time. I examined the Customs sticker on the back, the multiple stamps, the postmarks, the Hong Kong bar code...
I started thinking I should scan the box, just to put it here for everyone to see. I flattened out the box, so it'd fit on the scanner, and I got an idea in my head....
I scanned the entire box, and laid it on on a sheet-sized image, so that you, my wonderful readers, can build your OWN box!
Start by right clicking on this link, and select "Save As..." The image itself is large, around 1MB in size, so it might take 10-20 minutes for you modem-dialers to download. It's perfect size for saving to a floppy, though!
Once it's downloaded, use whatever image viewer you have and print it in "Fit to Page" mode. Most imaging software, including the one in the Accessories folder of your Start Menu, have this available. The image is configured to fit in profile mode on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, but the larger you have the better. Also, print it in the highest resolution you have; if you have a photo printer, all the better. You could print it out on heavy paper, like matte photo paper, for the best results, but even plain paper creates a nice little box. It's actually a smaller replica; all dimensions are around 1/2 actual.
The sheet itself has basic instructions on cutting out and assembling the box. If you've ever broke down a pizza box, this operates under the same rules. If you have trouble, just email me.
What a cool idea. I wonder who'd gift I can stick in that so they wonder where I got the box... Ok.. who has a birthday coming?
--pero , 9/20/2002 10:30:50
I won't tell anybody, but are you on drugs?
--TJD, 9/20/2002 11:25:49
No, man, I'm just HIGH on LIFE! ...oh, that and crack. Lots of it.
--Derek , 9/22/2002 16:07:38