Q&D Sheriff's Protest Badge - Parametric
by MichaelAtOz, published
After hearing the news reports today of the NRAs stance I needed to go into print.
I had some Thing at hand so massaged it a bit, and Hey Presto, a Quick & Dirty Protest Badge.
So now the NRA can print themselves a
badge of honour to wear.
Gun fights at the School Corral...
mutter mutter mutter
All the bad guy is going to do is take out the armed School Guard as sniper practice... (...so then I suppose the NRA will want guards with Assault rifles prone on all four corners, why not pill-boxes...Predators circling with hellfire...)
"Thinking is man's only basic virtue, from which all the others proceed. And his basic vice, the source of all his evils, is that nameless act which all of you practice, but struggle never to admit: the act of blanking out, the willful suspension of one's consciousness, the refusal to think; not blindness, but the refusal to see; not ignorance, but the refusal to know. It is the act of unfocusing your mind and inducing an inner fog to escape the responsibility of judgment on the unstated premise that a thing will not exist if only you refuse to identify it, that A will not be A so long as you do not pronounce the verdict 'It is evil'."
(though I am using this as a point to reflect on the acts of the directors of the NRA, refusing to see A is A)
As whats-his-name said, something has to change.
(Yes I know there aren't that many eight pointed Sheriffs badges, that just makes this one better!)
Badge available via Customizer at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:54505
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Updated, as Sheriff's Badge...scad, with the text as parameters at the top of the scad file.
Fiddle with the text and sizes, compile, render print.
(you will need write.scad from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16193)
edit/ Added a raised text version so you can just use a marker to highlight the text /edit
If you want to wear it, I'd suggest some of those velcro dots and a safety pin.
Don't agree with the message? Derive to your hearts content.
Agree, print one for a friend.
Post a 'I made one' with your message if you want.