How to get a 18"x24" drawing tablet to campus on a bike!

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  1. stoid macrumors 601

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    I'm living off campus this year and only using a bike for transport to save money. A minor oversight was getting art materials to campus each day. After purchasing my drawing tablet, I nearly killed myself taking it back to my apartment. I set it across the handlebars, and tried my best to still operate the brakes and pedal normally. I don't have a big enough bag to carry the thing, and I couldn't find one at the store for anything that resembled a decent price. However, through a combination of duck tape and a large plastic trash bag, I 'built' my own backpack that will work beautifully. This scores one more point for the awesomeness of duck tape!!
     

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  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Excellent use of Duct Tape. I especially like that you made the straps from duct tape, too.

    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy. ;)
     
  3. Peyote macrumors 6502a

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    Is that you, Red Green?
     
  4. fuzzwud macrumors regular

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    try using a regular art portfolio ... you'd still have to make straps to it. but at least you will get some protection instead of a fragile plastic bag
     
  5. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

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    Fortunately, I am very close to campus, and so it's only about a half a mile to the art building. Now on campus, I realize that my design has only one major flaw. The plastic bag tie flaps on the top are really loud whipping back and forth right next to my ears as I ride. Just a little more duck tape tough and I'll be set! :D
     
  6. krimson macrumors 65816

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    have you done this before? I could swear that someone else did the exact same thing like last year or something.
     
  7. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Yes, yes it is.






    Just kidding!






    Or am I?
     
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    Off Topic: I love Red Green!!! One of the best shows ever.

    On Topic: Good work, you might want a second layer of bags.....or duck tape :D to help make sure it is safe.
     
  9. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, major bonus points if you make the whole bag out of duct tape. :D
     
  10. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't that thing act like a big air brake while riding?
    I can imagine you flying down a hill then going flying off your bike.
     
  11. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

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    Fortunately, I'm a pretty big guy. I'm 6'3" and so it doesn't really extend but a little above my shoulders to ear-level. Doesn't affect much at all in terms of wind resistance.
     
  12. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    where do you get a tablet that big??!? the biggest i've heard of is a 12" by 18" Intous2 from Wacom, and even that's quite a beast.

    sort of ironic that i see this now, i just finished making a wallet (custom built too) out of duct tape... i'm still comtemplating whether or not to put an apple sticker on it... i've only got two and don't want to waste 'em..

    reality
     
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  14. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's just a regular paper tablet. :eek: No electronics here!
     
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    until this point you looked like a big geek ... :p ;)
     
  16. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    This only makes him an art geek.

    Anyone read Probably Zero from October(?)'s Analog yet?

    :)
     
  17. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a

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    that is pretty creative, reminds me of when at the school picnic we hate a poll on what teacher to duct tape to a wall.....and it so happens the the fattest teacher...our computer teacher.....won it. Man......good times. I love duct tape

    here is some humor about duct tape: http://www.ducttapefashion.com/
     
  18. Mantat macrumors 6502a

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    I am a big duct tape fan. Once I cut myself on about 2 inches. Solution? Use duct tape of course! It stoped the bleeding and protect the wound until the bleeding stoped.

    Be warned: removing the tape WILL hurt you, especialy when its on your leg, you very hairy legs...

    Other use of the mighty tape: fixed a car muffler, I alway tape my boots to 'water proof' them when going in camping, fixed a car wipper, held the shower curtain (was supposed to be temporary but lasted for 9 months)... Moral of the story: always carry some tape with you and accept no substitutes!
     
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    Stoid > Are you an illustration major? Fine Arts?

    I did Illustration & Graphic Design in school and I had to carry my art board on the T in Boston. That was so much fun ...
     
  20. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Yeah- art school in Boston was rough- Green Line at rush hour with a backpack, portfolio, art kit, skateboard... You get a lot of dirty looks!
     
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    Tell me about it :rolleyes:

    I was in Kenmore Sq. Where were you?
     

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