Hey everyone, Stalk Jimbo here for a special report on the new avatars who we hope, will be able pretty soon!
So when we started the DIY Times, Saxon sent us an email giving us some secret plans for diy.org. In this email, there was information about the skillmap, the DIY animated movie, the embroidered patches, the possibility to create a skill by yourself and finally, the avatars!
So when we started to build DIY.org, naturally we made all the avatars as animal kids. But as time has passed we’ve realized that we shouldn’t limit the creative potential for Makers to create their own avatars and invent their own identity entirely. So we’re working on a whole new identity system, in which Makers can choose from 64 different avatars that we make, but they can also upload their own. The avatars we are making for this new set are designed to each look totally different, so they aren’t just animals - the only theme is that they should be awesome and fun. So here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the new ones:
Pretty cool, huh? As you can see, there's not only animals avatars but it's look like you will still able to pick one of the animal mask! I heard from a couple of makers that it would be cool to have more animal mask like the monkey and the wolf! Here's some projects about those new animals masks!
Does everyone know the new feature on DIY? It's forking! When you really like someone's project and want to make your own, you click the fork button just under the project and create your own version! This week, the DIY crew released a video about this new feature and at the beginning of it, you can see a weird avatar that you never seen before, I think it's one of the new avatars. I'm not sure of this so I asked Pizzachu and Astro but they didn't answer for the moment... Here's the link to the video: http://blog.diy.org/
(you'll maybe need to scroll a little bit to find it)
Now you can Fork a project!
What is forking? Forking is the ultimate way to show how much you like someone’s project – by remaking it yourself!
Every time a project is forked, it becomes a little different. Someone else can fork your fork, and so on, FOR-EV-ER!
We think awesome surprises can evolve from simple ideas.
This is how to avatar in the video looks like, what do you think about it? Leave us comments below! And if you have any other informations about the avatars, please send us an email!