Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Giveaway - pass case pattern

One of the things I love about Japan is the crazy technology, I have been using a Suica pass card for years, it is a credit card sized pass that you can either add money to it as you need it or you can buy a say 3 month pass which saves you some money if you use it everyday. At the train station as you go through the ticket gates there is a pad, you just touch your card on the pad, it deducts the correct fare and off you go, you don't even need to take the card out of the case - brilliant.
A couple of years ago vending machine companies and convienice stores started to add the Suica pad so that you could pay using your card, great when you are in a rush to catch the train and you don't want to fumble with a pocket full of change.
I think many other countries are introducing something similar now, in Japan you can buy all kinds of cute cases for your cards and I managed to mislay mine last week, last time I lost it was when we went to Summer Sonic, it was handed in and returned to me by the police, I fear no such luck this time! So, I made my own and I am giving you the pattern to use too, here you are.... (if you have any problems downloading let me know, I am not 100% sure I am doing this PDF embedding thing correctly!)

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