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Who wants to be a Trillionaire?
UPDATE 2/20/2015: I really want to put an embossing of President Obama on the blank side (for obviously ironic purposes), but I can't seem to find a good mesh that can be flattened. Anyone with the skills to remix this? I can provide the original Autodesk Inventor file...
There's a showdown over the US National debt ceiling about to take place, and one of the supposed methods of getting around it was this idea of a trillion dollar platinum coin. I figured that a piece of currency worth $1,000,000,000,000 should have a nice design, so I decided to make one. This current design is a "platinum" coin 3 inches in diameter, with the White House on the tail side, and TBD on the back. Note that this is not meant to be a political statement as much as it is a work of experimental art.
This was an experiment to test the limits of my Replicator's ability to print surfacing embossing; in the default size, the letters on the face are extruded 0.02 in from the surface. It came out decently in default medium quality, so I'll finish this later when I have time.
Prints fairly easily when standing vertical with support. May print better at an angle, but I haven't tried that yet.
Note, this is a work in progress, and the back face remains (mostly) empty, minus an amusing statement. I'm taking suggestions! I'd like to place a profile of President Obama, but I can't seem to find/create a mesh. :)
Note: In case it's not obvious, this coin is not legal tender, so don't try to deposit it in your local bank.
Platinum Trillion Dollar Coin by skyrien is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
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