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Wednesday, January 03, 2007



Free penguin veteran Joel made tuxbert and is working on a detailed how to. You might want to check the draft version: http://www3.sympatico.ca/jpolowin/tux_sew/tuxsew.htm.

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posted by Webmaster | 6:20 PM

Hungarian HowTos

Here are some very detailed hungarian how-to pages: http://www.jataka.hu/sala/tux/index.php

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posted by Webmaster | 6:08 PM

Monday, September 04, 2006

Linux in the Park 2006

ten foot tux

I've received an exciting email from Canada this weekend:

Hi free-penguinistas !
My names David Patrick, and I'm the head instigator at linuxcaffe.ca. We recently hosted the Toronto Linux Users Groups annual Linux In The Park event, and to kick it up good, I made a ten foot tux, using your pattern !
There were a couple of obvious modifications (sleeve for turbofan, exhaust holes) and a couple of subtler changes (head rounding, tummy-and-hip tucks, anchor points) but all in all, we were able to go from design to completion in under four days, thanks to your fine work.
Being a GPL adherent, we will be releasing all of our modifications, along with detailed instruction on preferred materials, how to layout/ enlarge the pattern, and assembly tips. I'm hoping you might find a spot on your site to post 'em.
for a peek at the (untrimmed) ten-foot-tux, check out Flikr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/ten-foot-tux

We will find a spot to post them indeed! Respect!

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posted by Webmaster | 9:44 PM

Second Hungarian Free Penguin

magyar tux

Sala made a free penguin and put hungarian instructions online. Thank You!

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posted by Webmaster | 9:37 PM

New Joel Tuxes


There are some altered tuxes by early adopter Joel! He is working on a set detailed instructions as you read. We look forward to have them online.

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posted by Webmaster | 9:33 PM

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Free-Penguin-Eye Embroidery Patterns

Here is a set of embroidery patterns for free-penguin.org eyes made by Erich. They are avaliable in a variety of formats for many of the common sewing machines:

Lots of thanks for this truly professional contribution go out to Erich Campbell, Digitizing/Design. These patterns will go straight to the main page when it updates next time.

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posted by Webmaster | 10:39 PM

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Proof of Concept

free penguin

Those who are into sewing the tux already. It is always a good idea to sew a 'proof of concept' or 'rapid prototype' before going into real textile ...

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posted by Webmaster | 3:44 PM

Penguin Feet That Work

Joel, the maker of Popperi, has written down how to make 'Penguin Feet That Work'.

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posted by Webmaster | 3:43 PM

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Beak design

Currently we do some refactoring of the Tux patterns. First drafts deal with a refined beak design. Check this file: http://www.free-penguin.org/downloads/TUX_pattern_0.5_a1.pdf

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posted by Webmaster | 8:29 AM

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Disk Quota

Apparently our disk quota is reached, we could not upload the latest bunch of developmentfiles last night. However, we uploaded the pdf-files and hope that they will help. Until we find a solution, please ask for the developmentfiles via email. Sorry.

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posted by Webmaster | 10:57 AM

Thursday, July 15, 2004

How I did a TUX - a 'field' report

We have the 'making of' document of Zorro by Rod. That shall help sewing your own Tux. Zorro by the way has been made using TUX patterns version 0.4. We provide the document as txt, pdf, html:

The making of Zorro teached a lot. We will have to update the todos, patterns and descriptions a.s.a.p.

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posted by Webmaster | 4:25 PM

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Tux with Legs

We received pictures the other day showing that there are soft toy Linux® Tuxes with legs.

It should be much easier to actually sew those, for we don't have a proper method to make the ordinary three point sitting position yet...

Tux with legs

... go try these first. Many Thanks go out to Paul, Linux User Group UK

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posted by Webmaster | 4:53 PM

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

News from our Secret Labs

We are currently working on our very first free implementation of soft toy tux. In fact right now we have a lack of yellow fabric, which puts the project in jeopardy. Anyway we are working on a solution and will come up with a tux very soon.

For help and contribution we like to thank diebaerin.de. Here's to you. Further Acknowledgements go out to http://teddyforum.seidenkleckserei.com/

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posted by Webmaster | 4:06 PM

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