BRB while we build this 3D printable Split Flap Display for three-letter texting abbreviations

BRB while we build this 3D printable Split Flap Display for three-letter texting abbreviations

Jonathan Odom, a designer at the Instructables Design Studio, has created a 3D printable Split Flap Display which can be used to communicate three-letter abbreviations on acrylic cards. Odom built the machine in order to bring “text and animation back to its mechanical roots.” In the age of texting and online messaging, we’ve learnt how to communicate virtually any idea, plan, or feeling through a three-character acronym or abbreviation. LOL, BRB, 3DP…the list of pithy triplets goes on and on. And although Shakespeare would have been proud of our pragmatic new approach to language, there are also some serious […]

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