2024-01-01 (M) AugLim RADARBadge Concept and mock up with nearby parts

A group of Augmentation Limitless members wanted a badge for the next DEFCON, so we tossed ideas around. I suggested a functional magnetic stir plate and some battery-powered lights that would spin on the top for movement. Most electronic badges rely on LEDs or screens for animation, but some rely on moving parts. Several people liked the idea, so I made a conceptual design with a gear motor mounted under a wood panel with a speed controller. The first test was a nylon stir rod.
Nylon stir rod

I made a joke about putting an antenna-shaped spinner with the caption, "AugLim - Under the RADAR," so I made a standing unit with some engraving and the words. I learned from this unit that my driven magnets were underpowered. The first unit kept skipping off the plate, so the second had six magnets, but the one in the picture had two.
Decorative AugLim spinner

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