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An ACME Arsenal

An ACME Arsenal
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eHalcyon


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ACME is the American Company that Makes Everything. Literally.

Though best known for its use by Wile E. Coyote, ACME is actually a generic company that is used in many different places in order to avoid using the name of a real company (which may open the way for lawsuits).

This design is comprised of 26 different items, one for each letter of the alphabet. If you're like Wile E. Coyote, I'm sure you could figure out a way to use each of them to catch that darned roadrunner.

These items are inspired by ACME products as I remember them from Saturday morning cartoons. A few of them have actually been used.

Some of these items could be taken as references to other things. There's one reference to Pokemon, for instance. Two other items could be seen as references to xkcd and McGyver. ;)

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dekonstruct


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V for Velociraptor? Would that be the XKCD reference? Sweet.

SailorButterfly


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Ok...I can't figure out Q, Y, or Z. >.< Also, did you mean to leave "i" blank?

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eHalcyon


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dekonstruct wrote:V for Velociraptor? Would that be the XKCD reference? Sweet.


You got it.

Here's the list, if someone gets stuck.


***SPOILER ALERT*** you should try to figure them out on your own!

Anvil
Bumblebee in a Bottle
Cactus
Dynamite
Egg baby
Feather
Glue
Hat
Invisible something
Jetpack
Kite
Lynx (Edit: I gave it the wrong tail for a lynx. I'm going to call it a lolcat now. =D)
Magnet
Net
Oar
Paperclip (reference to McGyver?)
Quarterstaff
Rocket
Spring
Toaster (and Toast)
Umbrella
Velociraptor (reference to xkcd?)
Wheel
Xray glasses
Yellow trout (for slapping)
Zap cannon (Pokemon reference!)

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eHalcyon


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SailorButterfly wrote:Ok...I can't figure out Q, Y, or Z. >.< Also, did you mean to leave "i" blank?


I just put up a list of everything. I is totally not blank. Human eyes just can't see the specific ink that will be used for I's image.

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you got a real giggle and smile - nice work!

I'm impressed with the variety of acme products! definitely gmv.

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

eHalcyon


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mia3mom wrote:you got a real giggle and smile - nice work!

I'm impressed with the variety of acme products! definitely gmv.


Thanks mia3mom! I'm sort of wishing I'd put a duck for Q... Quacker.

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Nice. I really enjoy designs like this where there's to look at and figure out. Can't go wrong with the blueprint color scheme either. The theme might benefit from some subtle emphasis to the letters A,C,M,E, but I'd take it either way. 1up.

eHalcyon, are you an engineer/programmer? Your tastes are impeccable.

eHalcyon


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haxrox wrote:Nice. I really enjoy designs like this where there's to look at and figure out. Can't go wrong with the blueprint color scheme either. The theme might benefit from some subtle emphasis to the letters A,C,M,E, but I'd take it either way. 1up.

eHalcyon, are you an engineer/programmer? Your tastes are impeccable.


Thanks! I'm regretting my font choice; I think a stencil would have gone better with the blueprint scheme. There are also some swaps I'd like to do... a quacker (duck) for Q and yarn instead of that trout. =P

You're right on both counts - I'm an engineer AND a programmer. I'm in computer software engineering. =P

Edit: I'm not actually an engineer yet. I'm a student, in case it wasn't clear. =)

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eHalcyon wrote:Thanks! I'm regretting my font choice; I think a stencil would have gone better with the blueprint scheme. There are also some swaps I'd like to do... a quacker (duck) for Q and yarn instead of that trout. =P

You're right on both counts - I'm an engineer AND a programmer. I'm in computer software engineering. =P

Edit: I'm not actually an engineer yet. I'm a student, in case it wasn't clear. =)


Love it! and it got a vote from me. Good luck.

As a *future* engineering student (next semester!!), I can't wait for woot to have a math-based derby. I know you'd most likely come up with a great design for that one as well.

eHalcyon


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llonvent wrote:Love it! and it got a vote from me. Good luck.

As a *future* engineering student (next semester!!), I can't wait for woot to have a math-based derby. I know you'd most likely come up with a great design for that one as well.


I wish you much luck. Engineering can be tough!

I might have some ideas for math... execution will still not be the best though. =P Thanks for the encouragement!

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eHalcyon wrote:You're right on both counts - I'm an engineer AND a programmer. I'm in computer software engineering. =P

Edit: I'm not actually an engineer yet. I'm a student, in case it wasn't clear. =)


That explains your fine mix of creativity and precision; I'm a recently graduated software engineer myself. A word of advice: if your school doesn't already offer it, I'd highly recommend taking Karate classes or at least investing in a sword. Those are irresistible skills to put on a resume for corporate programming positions.

eHalcyon


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haxrox wrote:That explains your fine mix of creativity and precision; I'm a recently graduated software engineer myself. A word of advice: if your school doesn't already offer it, I'd highly recommend taking Karate classes or at least investing in a sword. Those are irresistible skills to put on a resume for corporate programming positions.


That is incredibly high praise. I do think of myself as at least somewhat creative - when I applied for University, Design was my second choice. Arts was third, major in English and minor in Classics was what I had in mind, though Creative Writing was also a possibility.

But precise? I don't really think so. I'm still learning the pen tool.

Glad to meet another softE. And I totally didn't expect your comment on swordsmanship - but you reminded me of the xkcd comic, "my code is compiling." Sword fights on rolling chairs!

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eHalcyon


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Ack. Just realized that lynxes have bob tails.

I am incredibly disappointed in myself.

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derekfilley


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very nice.

I want me an 'acme' velociraptor. (also, i love how your little diaper egg made a cameo ;-)


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eHalcyon


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derekfilley wrote:very nice.

I want me an 'acme' velociraptor. (also, i love how your little diaper egg made a cameo ;-)


Egg is much happier in this one. =P Much thanks, sir!

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eHalcyon wrote:Egg is much happier in this one. =P Much thanks, sir!



The egg is my favorite on this shirt! Good job.

eHalcyon


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dea007 wrote:The egg is my favorite on this shirt! Good job.


The egg appeared first in my submission for the previous derby here. =)

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