Games+Learning+Society Awards Trophy Design

For the 2013 Games+Learning+Society conference I was commissioned to design a set of award trophies to recognize great work presented at the conference. The final design came to fruition with consultation with Matthew Berland, Don Davis on electronics and Caro Williams the conference coordinator. I modeled all of the parts and mechanism in Autodesk Inventor, 3D printed everything on my Replicator 2 and assembled each of 7 trophies with minimal fasteners and adhesives. The 3D printed gears were especially impressive with the smallest measuring about 10mm with tiny 1.5mm teeth. This was a fun exercise in simple mechanics and electronics but also the capabilities of desktop 3D printed parts and the results were a big hit at the conference. Even the lettering on the faces of the trophies was 3D printed!