Postby rkuchinsky » April 7th, 2009, 9:21 am

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It's not my idea, but jsut came across this today and thought it was appropriate to post here-

Cardapult.

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http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardapu ... -Catapult/

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The Magnetic/Cork board pen/pencil holder

Postby daveinla » April 7th, 2009, 7:53 pm


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The Magnetic/Cork board pen/pencil holder

Two horizontal slashes is all the work required for this business card hack.

All photos taken with my blackberry. Yay wasting time!!!!
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Vertical holds both pens and pencils.
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Horizontal holds pens with caps great. Remember to fasten it to your board on one side only so the card can flex properly.
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eat and smile

Postby johnnyS » April 8th, 2009, 8:16 am


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why so serious.

The idea is to serve sushi straight from the folded business card. The pointy corners of a business card are great for cleaning your teeth (we all do that, don't we?).

Smile! :D
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Bus Card Pen Holder

Postby dtorizuka » April 8th, 2009, 8:19 pm


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or pencil or with a different mod on the bottom card it could be a cell phone holder...

3 business cards, a paper punch, and scissors... oh and a ruler.
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Postby fatihy » April 9th, 2009, 9:11 am


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I usually spend time on figuring out which plug is connected which device.. here is a little solution from business cards..
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Business cards

Postby l25 » April 9th, 2009, 3:13 pm


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Practical and simple, this is my idea. :P[/img]
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mechanical disk card

Postby brian kelly hahn » April 9th, 2009, 3:30 pm


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Here is a card that has a little window and a disc. Turn the disc to see 8 different bits of info in the window: Phone #, email, address, artist, inventor, designer, machinist, photographer.
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B card folding fan

Postby shyamsun » April 10th, 2009, 12:56 am

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Hello,
Lot of good entries some fun and some practical.
So here is a practical hand fan for the forthcoming summer

enjoy

Shyam
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Popout Jewellery Metal Namecard

Postby yanying » April 10th, 2009, 9:38 am

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Something quick in Rhino and Hypershot.

Imagine the delight of the recipient on getting an unexpected gift together with your namecard ...
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Re: eat and smile

Postby minhloc » April 10th, 2009, 12:46 pm

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johnnyS wrote:why so serious.

The idea is to serve sushi straight from the folded business card. The pointy corners of a business card are great for cleaning your teeth (we all do that, don't we?).

Smile! :D


:shock: a sterilized toothpick is certainly better for this !
unless it would be a sterile business card wrapped in a foil to keep it sterile...
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Postby recombinant » April 10th, 2009, 2:21 pm


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I had already created my project before hearing about this thread... not really elegant visually, but functional.

I needed a way to keep my cables that I attach to my laptop at work from falling off the desk corner and to keep them generally restrained from moving or slipping when i head off to a meeting.

the result is a device made of a business card with slots cut in the top and then affixed to the corner of my desk.

additionally, if i only want to temporarily restrain a cable it can just drape over the corner of the desk inside the edges of the business card.

very effective, and a fun project! glad it could find a home here!

:)
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the business card cable holder affixed to the side of my desk...
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...and the cable holder in action!
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Business Card Key Hooks

Postby Sushi Bandito » April 10th, 2009, 2:36 pm


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Always loosing your keys? Do something about it! this key hook design is strong, rigid, and free. Give your keys the home they deserve, and put the "form" back into "personal information".
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The hooks are easily modified to match personal preference.
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I stuck a loop of masking tape to the back so it would stick to my wall
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The hooks have been supporting a total of .87 Ibs over a period of 2 days without compromise.
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Re: eat and smile

Postby johnnyS » April 10th, 2009, 11:59 pm


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[quote="minhloc"][quote="johnnyS"]why so serious.

The idea is to serve sushi straight from the folded business card. The pointy corners of a business card are great for cleaning your teeth (we all do that, don't we?).

Smile! :D[/quote]

:shock: a sterilized toothpick is certainly better for this !
unless it would be a sterile business card wrapped in a foil to keep it sterile...[/quote]

exactly my point: "why soo seriouss"
most of us don't really care what to use to remove left-over food from teeth. stuff stuck between teeth is just so annoying.

A Paper Organizing Tool

Postby Trooko » April 11th, 2009, 8:00 pm


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(Yes, those are sticky-posts and not business cards because I couldn't find any that I'm willing to cut-up. Sorry I didn't have time to look for other business cards but the idea is still the same.)

With a few cuts and a hole puncher, a business card can be used to keep paper organized.

Use just one, it can make a small notepad from scrap paper or keep random sticky notes together in a pile. Or, just use it to keep other business cards in a stack.

Use three, it can even keep sheets of paper together as a booklet when a stapler can't do the job.

It holds pretty well even without tape if you tuck-in the center piece after the loop. (You can sort of see it in the blue-paper picture)

I was also thinking it can also be combined to make curtains/blinds because they can also attach to each other...
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The Post-it Business Card: Analog Networking

Postby flep » April 13th, 2009, 5:55 am

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The idea is very simple: Share your contacts with more relevant people with just one business card in an analog way.
The front side of your business card has your contact info, the back has smaller post-it like mini-cards. Watch the video for details :idea:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsFHFmtSWpw[/youtube]
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2) You give one business card to one person, who then can share your post-it contact info on the back of your business card with others interested in you.
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1) The usual Business card exchange...
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