It’s Christmas, so that means only one thing: the garish, weird and just plain ugly festive sweaters are out. Of course, rather than just wait to receive one from a relative, you could just brace yourself by creating your own ugly sweater, but with added geekery.
Mark Rober has a Christmas jumper that he made using an iPad. Unlike traditional holiday sweaters, with their tired designs and face-meltingly bad color schemes, Rober's iPad-centric jumper gives off the illusion that you're wearing a working fireplace on your chest.
The sweater build is relatively straightforward. Pick up some wood for the fireplace, which you can decorate with a brick pattern and any other Christmas items of your choosing.
Cut a hole in the middle of the sweater, and stick that to the front of the shirt. Sandwich the sweater by adding wood to the inside, then tape your iPad to the wood. Mark adds a shoelace to the build going around his neck to counteract the weight of the iPad, but it's entirely optional. Make sure the Christmas GIF of your choice is running onscreen and voila, a really hideous shirt to demonstrate your geek credentials.
Check out Mark’s video to get full instructions.
This story, "iPad-powered Christmas sweater is more geeky than ugly" was originally published by TechHive.