[EMS Discuss] Merit badges idea
Sun Sep 30 19:07:36 PDT 2012
What about a kind of periodic table of Makerness - location of object would specify which skill. This would let each one take more of a personal feel.
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On Sep 29, 2012, at 5:47 PM, Ben Hallert - Vipmail <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> Nice ideas! For the lockpick badge, maybe they pick one of a box of keyless padlocks and attach it to a loop on the sash. :)
> - Ben
> On Sep 29, 2012, at 5:34 PM, Kassandra Kaplan <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> I'm very interested.
>> I like the idea about making the badges yourself, but have a few concerns about aesthetic and the practically of badges for skills that do not create displayables.
>> Perhaps we can work to design badges for skills and encourage the earners to modify them using the skill the badge represents using their creativity. Example: a person gets a scroll saw badge. They dismiss cutting it in two because its being done a lot and decides to scrolls gear teeth into it.
>> Each badge would create a challenge!
>> A lock smith badge is earned, how would you show you skill on that badge?
>> I would be willing to design, help design, produce badges and/or other wise help out.
>> On Sep 29, 2012, at 2:52 PM, Ben Hallert - Vipmail <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> We has a brief discussion about mAybe having EMS merit badges for demonstrating different skills and encouraging skill development.
>>> My vision:
>>> Each member has a 'sash' (or piece of cloth or plank or whatever) hanging on the wall and they demonstrate proficiency in each area by using that technique to make the badge itself.
>>> 3D printing a badge for that, welding together a badge for that, scrollsawing a badge for that, drillpressing a piece of wood for that, wiring a blinking led for circuitry, etc.
>>> Ideas for demonstrable skills beyond this basic list? I'm willing to take on documenting and making the display etc if there's interest.
>>> - Ben
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