Designing the gridcoin chip backside

7 days ago

I spend some more time on designing the backside of what I formerly called the gridcoin coin. But as @vortac noted it looks more like a casino chip. So that's the name I will use from now on. This is the result:

The BOINC logo cost me some time. I had to start over because my first attempt ended up looking like a swastika. Not exactly the thing I want the chip to be associated with. For some stupid devilish reason I only saw the issue when the design was almost done.

I took inspiration from a previous design by @joshoeah. I adapted it a bit to a level of detail I think the printer is capable of printing. The chip has a diameter of 40mm and the text might be stretching too much.

While I'm at it I'm also investigating to print two colors. To do this I need to make two different designs. One for each color. For this design I'm using a white cylinder and wrap the design around it. The outer part looks like this from above:

And from beneath:

The printer has two extruders and prints the two colors layer by layer. The result should look like this:

I'll have to experiment with the settings and see how well the printer handles the details. A next idea is to print a chip where the blue is not in relief but has white in between it. I have no idea what will look best. The advantage would be that I can print front and back in one go. Let's see where it goes.

As allways: all input appreciated!


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awesome work man :*

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Thanks. Let's hope the print looks as good as the design. I'm not sure about it :-S

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This is soooo nice and wonderful