Combining the magic of watching all the Harry Potter movies in a week and the networking term TTL (Time To Live), we’re going to build our own black magic book, showing how long you have to live.
It starts with finding an old book to use. Make sure it’s nice and thick so you have plenty of space for the electronics. A great place to look are thrift stores, they have loads of cheap old books. In this case I’ve found a medical book from the 80’s. Perfect, as it has a lot of cool images to use for styling.
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