A Maker Coin is the calling card for many people in the 3D Printing community, and it is a rite of passage for many newcomers who want to discover the joys of 3D Printing. Each Maker Coin is unique to their creator with many people incorporating their own interests and hobbies into the design. Although they look very cool they also have a more practical use that include testing sample filaments. Featured above is my own version of a maker coin. The dimensions for this project were a 6 cm diameter x 1.5 cm height, and it was printed in a suave purple.
Overview and Background
When designing this coin I thought to include some of myself into the design in order to make it a more personalized project. The original idea included many parts of the finished design, but instead had to be edited in order to create a more complete finished project. The centerpiece of the design, the Hourglass, was incorporated because everyone can use a bit more time; especially if you have a deadline for said project. The Roman numerals just outside the Hourglass form the number 12, and that is because twelve is my lucky number. The Diamonds were incorporated because I like playing cards and I happen to get pretty lucky with the Diamond Suit. It was also made to be more gear like by including indents in certain places.
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.)