Communicator Badge

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Communicator Badge by ThePlanetMike Dec 5, 2011
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This is Communicator Badge as seen on Star Trek: The Next Generation. I designed it based on the official resin model. The new "thick" version is slightly redesigned to be more accurate to the real prop.

I find this to be an excellent calibration object because it is small, prints quickly, but has a unique shape that is tricky to print if the machine is not calibrated properly.


Paint the round part gold, the delta silver, and outline the edges of the delta in black.

Glue a pin or velcro to the back and you've got a great addition to a uniform or just something to wear to show you're a Trekkie.

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Theres something wrong with that silcer.

The thing "wrong" with it is that's a picture from 2011, haha. Home printers have come a long way in the past five years.

For some reason this is crashing Slic3r 0.9.10 on me. I get the error on load:

Warning: The input file contains a hole near edge 9.128330,38.815010,3.354812-9.031870,38.971910,3.250000 (not manifold). You might want to repair it and retry, or to check the resulting G-code before printing anyway.

I uploaded a new version this morning that should solve this problem. Give it a try, and let me know if you still have any trouble.

Split it into two parts so we can print seperate!

I'm pretty sure on the show they just hotglued the badge to the uniforms.

I'm equally sure I would not want to hotglue the badge to my red shirt of doom. In case later I get upgraded to the blue shirt of science or yellow shirt of alien babe banging, I would hate to have to take 3 minutes to pri
nt a whole new badge... options to add standard-sized magnets to the back would rock.

Import the STL into openscad and punch out a hole in the back. It isnt usually that difficult, though sometimes you have to run the STL through netfabb to get openscad to open it.