[EMS Discuss] Merit badges idea

Ben Hallert - Vipmail EMAIL HIDDEN
Sun Sep 30 19:38:18 PDT 2012


Neat idea, I'm wondering if it'd be difficult to avoid taking up too much space.  

Ideas for more badges?

- Ben

On Sep 30, 2012, at 7:07 PM, Scott <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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:
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>> 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.  :)
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>> - Ben
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>> On Sep 29, 2012, at 5:34 PM, Kassandra Kaplan <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>>> 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.  
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>>> 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.
>>> 
>>> どうぞおげんきで 
>>> Kassie
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>>> On Sep 29, 2012, at 2:52 PM, Ben Hallert - Vipmail <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>>>> Hi guys,
>>>> 
>>>> We has a brief discussion about mAybe having EMS merit badges for demonstrating different skills and encouraging skill development.
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>>>> My vision:
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>>>> 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.  
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>>>> 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.
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>>>> 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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