This is a sleek and futuristic Maker Coin designed not only to bench-test a printer, but also carry the logo for FTC 0001 Team Unlimited. At the center of the coin is a stylized infinity symbol, extruded into the coin.
The dimensions of the coin are approximately 6cm in diameter, and 1.25 cm in thickness.
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Overview and Background
Originally, instead of being extrude-cut through the coin, the coin would have sloped down towards it's center, with the infinity logo being extruded out of it. However, after some consideration, it was decided that an extrude-cut would look markedly better, simplifying and streamlining the model. This was especially due to how the curves of the infinity, when cut into the coin, matches its curvature, as opposed to the straight extrude up, which introduced more noticeable straight edges.
The top and bottom negative spaces were added in afterthought, and serves to create the illusion of an empty circle, with the infinity logo in the middle.
The following image was used as reference in the creation of the infinity logo.
Cred: Nandha Ravi (https://www.thingiverse.com/nandhathebeast/about)
Lesson Plan and Activity
This Maker Coin was created with a few guidelines and restrictions.
The coin had to:
- Be less than 6 cm in diameter, and 1.25 cm in thickness.
- Have a flat bottom.
- Slope downwards towards the center in some fashion.
- Be gear-esque in nature.
- Contain no moving parts.