Have you ever wanted to own a maker coin to express your undying admiration for Thingiverse user Saladworks? Well you're in luck! The Saladworks Maker Coin has a 6 cm diameter and a 1.25 cm thickness: perfect to slide into your back pocket and go out for a night on the town. It features a classy logo of a salad with the work formula on the bowl, so everyone will know how much you love and support Thingiverse user Saladworks.
Overview and Background
I based the salad design off of an image I found online and used the text and font changing tools in Solidworks to make the F x D on the bowl. Originally, I planned on making the gear-esque protrusions be salad forks (as seen in my original sketch below), but I decided against it as they would have been too fragile to print properly. Instead, I did circular patterns of cuts around the edge of the coin and added more revolves to create a multi-layered gear pattern. An unnecessary amount of fillets allowed me to create the wavy lettuce-y vibe of the edges of the final product.
The clipart salad image featured on the coin
My original sketch of the maker coin
Lesson Plan and Activity
All coins must be made from an initial revolve resulting in a coin that is 6cm in diameter and 1.25cm in thickness.
Must have a flat bottom, (no supports).
Must slope downwards towards middle in some fashion.
Must be gear-esque in nature.
NO moving parts, (no gyroscopes, fidget spinners, etc.)