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DIY Mod Box Logos

Discussion in 'DIY' started by ander, Jan 9, 2017.

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  1. ander

    ander Well-Known Member

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    I'm always been a zero in non-applied phisics, and in the last days I felt persecuted by watts, ohms, amps and volts... So in my wait for Project parts (when I will finally understand those laws applying them on myself...:science:) I dedicated my spare time on customizing the Mod Box.
    I've been a graphic designer some ages ago, so I'm somewhat nostalgic about old graphics and I've found the creation of logos a funny pastime. It is like working with a black & white mosaic, and I think the results can be interesting old fashioned pieces!

    Here are the last versions of my logos dedicated to the "Eraser" Project:​
    64x48 (for Reuleaux)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    64x40 (adapted for Cuboid)
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    To apply any of them: convert files in bmp format, launch the firmware update application and load the desired file.

    Ways to create a logo: you can simply create a 1 bit .bmp image (64x48 for Reuleaux, 64x40 for Cuboid) with black background, and start to draw in freestyle... or you can create a greyscale image with a black background, insert white elements (graphics, text - vectorial elements work better), convert in bmp and see the results. Rearrange the tiles... voilĂ .

    Please feel free to contribute with your works​
     
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  2. Pipes

    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    Cool stuff. Some or most of the Joyetech devices only support 64X40 pixel so resizing might need to be done. Easy with any descent editor though like Irfanview or similar. The windows editor sucks.
     
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    Thanks for the infos! 64x48 is the Reuleaux standard in fact. I only use photoshop as image editor so... I can only agree on the suckness of Win editor.

    EDIT: since resizing deforms the images, I've adapted them for you.
     
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    My first (and not successful) idea was to bitmaptize this...
    [​IMG]

    :D
     
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    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    Actual pictures with shading don't come out very well. Here is the above pic resized (64X48) and cropped some.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    Yes I know, it was only for fun.
    I'm not able to download it but it seems not bad at all anyway!
     
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    Pipes Addicted DIY Enthusiast Accessory Maker

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    I had to re-post as I screwed up on the conversion. The new one should work.
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried with irfanview as Pipes suggested? Because it works..!
    Simply download the application, drag the files from this thread to your desktop, open it with irfanview, save as .bmp.
     
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    fluffhead Recovering Idealist

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    I am on a mac so there is no irfanview available to me. Instead, I downloaded a different program (xnviewmp) and did the same conversion. I also downloaded a simple paint program to see if I can try and contribute other pictures.
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    How to transform an image with irfanview (Win) - (for Mac: xnviewmp)

    1- Choose your image
    [​IMG]

    2- Open it in irfanview and resize the image >>> Menu "Image" >>> "Resize/Resample" >>> Uncheck "Preserve aspect ratio" >>> Set new size: 64x40
    [​IMG]

    3- Convert in black & white >>> Menu "Image" >>> "Decrease color depth" >>> "2 Colors (black/white)(1 BPP)"
    [​IMG]

    4- Save in .bmp!


    EDIT
    You can also try to invert step 2 and 3... different results. But you'll have to convert in black & white again after resizing.

    [​IMG] Resize - Convert to b&w

    [​IMG] Convert to b&w - Resize - Convert to b&w
     
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    The instructions above should be adaptable to any image converter... I can't help you more because my old iMac is retired..! Please post the solution when you reach it, as a reference for other Mac users.
     
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    Irfanview worked great! My Cubie has character now! :D :tup:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. ander

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    Nice! Eh eh... small things but...;)



    A relaxed one...

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. fluffhead

    fluffhead Recovering Idealist

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    The instructions for mac are very similar to irfanview. I used xnviewmp for mac.

    1) Choose file and open with xnviewmp
    2) Under the 'Image' menu, choose 'Change colour depth...' and choose 'Binary' and check 'Apply to image'
    3) Under the 'Image' menu, choose 'Resize...' Uncheck 'Keep Ratio' and put 64 in the 'Width' and 40 in the 'Height'
    4) Under the 'File' menu, choose 'Save as...' and select BMP from the drop down menu.

    Right now I am a fan of the Space image that you posted above. Hopefully my eraser comes soon to make it a set!
     
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    Oh yes I hope mine will come soon too...
    See you in Space ..!
     
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    funkyjunky moooo Manufacturer

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    hey guys!

    have you tried the nfirmware updater?

    https://github.com/TBXin/NFirmwareEditor/releases

    the firmware updater of it has an option to upload a logo. you can take png or whatever and there are mechanisms that make them blackwhite for you. not sure if both formats are supported yet.
     
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    Thanks @funkyjunky. A different way that doesn't stretch-to-fit your images. And it seems that the Editor can edit many, many other things...

    The results:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Ho to:
    - Dowload NFirmware Editor from funkyjunky link above.
    - Launch it. Click on Tools >>> Image Converter
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    Select Source > Resize at pleasure > Select Conversion Type > Save Bitmap

     
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