Myself and others on my team would like to see what other teams have come up with for button designs. I wanted to create this thread so others got a chance to see other teams buttons. If you have a button design please feel free to post down below!
Team 1619, Up-A-Creek Robotics, worked on creating our pin design for most of the day yesterday. We wanted to incorporate the recycling logo into our design, but weren’t quite sure of the best way to do it until someone mentioned that it looked kind of like an “A”. At that point most changes were either placement or refinement from the concept that emerged, with the biggest debate occurring over the font of “Recycle Rush”.
We make all of our own pins with a laser engraver that we have access to, and this year the plan is to use mirror-backed acrylic and engrave (and cut) from the reverse side of the material. This leaves the front of the pin smooth and allows us to use a translucent blue acrylic to match the team colors for a cool effect (without people actually being able to see the pins that are glued to the back). We preferred this to clear acrylic without a backing (which made the engraving difficult to see at certain angles and prominently displayed the pin on the back) and our previous method of simply engraving and cutting out opaque colored acrylic on the same machine.
Here is a picture of all our different designs together: http://i.imgur.com/wmbBCdg.jpg
Here is a picture of our final design: http://i.imgur.com/YEbfS60.jpg
We haven’t ordered our blue mirror-backed acrylic yet, but we’re excited for the final product once we get it!
Here’s ours from last year (and since it’s apparently so bodacious, why change it?): http://t.co/IP1PlM76GS
We go small and simple… unless you’re an alliance partner
(White surrounding was painted gold for comp)
We have a company put our logo on bottle caps that we then put pins on. Something different than the normal button.
We made two thousand game specific buttons last year- and didn’t get past the second tournament!
yeah we saw those last year! Really creative idea.
We are using a variation of this one. Hopefully we will have a 3D printed handout sometime soon, saw some last year and they were pretty cool!
I heard Frank has a wall of team buttons, does anyone have a picture of it?
This is our team’s first year to do buttons, we are putting our team logo on the button along with some game specific things. Hopefully we will have a physical design soon.
New Lol-X-Cat for this year!
Here are our alliance buttons from the past. We make these over the lunch break and pass them out to our partners early in the elimination rounds.
Two of our stuffed chickens can be seen wearing our buttons (and safety glasses!) here.
If you need to get rid of a couple I’ll take some im into collecting buttons
We have a standard button we use just about every year.
This year 2016 is BERT’s 20th year, so the team decided to put that on special buttons this year (see attached images)
Those are very, very cool. Button on demand at it’s finest!
My favorite button is:
Across the top along the circumference was Team 1640
In the middle was On CD I’m FOSTER
and along the bottom, Sab-BOT-age
a double duty button…