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Team Black-Cat
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

You're right about the compass rose being over done, but I used it anyway. Smile I thought of putting a GPS on the front, but then people would complain that it's a Garmin/Magellin/Delorme instead of a Garmin/Magellin/Delorme.

Embedding a working compass is a very intriguing idea...
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

TyedyeSkyGuy wrote:

I see compass rose designs all the time


Team Black-Cat wrote:

Embedding a working compass is a very intriguing idea...


i agree, the compass rose is over done, but a working compass would be cool. I've seen a few coins with rotating dials in them so it should work?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Just to clarify, I wasn't putting down any design ideas that have been posted. I like the compass rose ideas. I buy the new one every year(oakcoins?), but even those ideas are running dry. Seems like the older ones are better than the new.

I was only mentioning it because there are so many compass rose coins out already, and I've always wondered why no one ever minted a working compass coin. I've seen plenty of coins with moving parts in the past two years, and I don't see how magnetizing a needle and mounting it would be all that difficult. Just surprised nobody thought of it before me. Smile

There may be a way to take an existing small compass and insert it into a coin. This would most likely work best, be the easiest to design, and end up being the least expensive option as well.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:
You're right about the compass rose being over done, but I used it anyway. Smile I thought of putting a GPS on the front, but then people would complain that it's a Garmin/Magellin/Delorme instead of a Garmin/Magellin/Delorme.

Embedding a working compass is a very intriguing idea...


I had the exact same thought about a gps... and ruled it out for the very same reason Smile.

An embedded compass would be a very cool idea, I like it, though I think it may work better in a round coin design (easier to hold for actual use of the compass)
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

TyeDyeSkyGuy wrote:
Just to clarify, I wasn't putting down any design ideas that have been posted. I like the compass rose ideas. I buy the new one every year(oakcoins?), but even those ideas are running dry. Seems like the older ones are better than the new.

I was only mentioning it because there are so many compass rose coins out already, and I've always wondered why no one ever minted a working compass coin. I've seen plenty of coins with moving parts in the past two years, and I don't see how magnetizing a needle and mounting it would be all that difficult. Just surprised nobody thought of it before me. Smile

There may be a way to take an existing small compass and insert it into a coin. This would most likely work best, be the easiest to design, and end up being the least expensive option as well.


Actually there is such a coin out there and its the 5th Anniversary Compass Rose Geocoin.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

zoesbrother wrote:
TyeDyeSkyGuy wrote:
Just to clarify, I wasn't putting down any design ideas that have been posted. I like the compass rose ideas. I buy the new one every year(oakcoins?), but even those ideas are running dry. Seems like the older ones are better than the new.

I was only mentioning it because there are so many compass rose coins out already, and I've always wondered why no one ever minted a working compass coin. I've seen plenty of coins with moving parts in the past two years, and I don't see how magnetizing a needle and mounting it would be all that difficult. Just surprised nobody thought of it before me. Smile

There may be a way to take an existing small compass and insert it into a coin. This would most likely work best, be the easiest to design, and end up being the least expensive option as well.


Actually there is such a coin out there and its the 5th Anniversary Compass Rose Geocoin.


Guess I stopped collecting geocoins too soon. Laughing
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This is koolma_k's concept that was drawn in colored pencils. The second isn't exactly the same as the drawing, but we've been going back and forth for a couple of days working on it. Side two will be posted in a couple of days.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:32 am Reply with quote Back to top

I didn't get to see these until I had the drawings done, but the first picture is Koomla_k's concept for the geocoin design sculpted in clay. (Wow!)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ok, the idea is to have the coin made in a gold metal with raised metal design, green enamel state, raised metal rivers and lakes, the sun design is engraved and can have a clear enamel fill in to eliminate tons of dirt getting stuck in it. The writing "Wisconsin Geocaching Association" and "Trackable at geocaching.com" will both be imprinted and not raised. I was thinking that opposite the sun on the front, the back should be the moon... with either clear finish or, what would be really cool if it is available, would be glow in the dark enamel!! (Do they make glow in the dark enamel??)
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:00 am Reply with quote Back to top

koolma_k wrote:
(Do they make glow in the dark enamel??)


I have some "Found It!" pins from Oakcoins.com and they glow in the dark. What ever it is that makes those glow I would imagine could be used on a coin.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

BakRdz wrote:
koolma_k wrote:
(Do they make glow in the dark enamel??)


I have some "Found It!" pins from Oakcoins.com and they glow in the dark. What ever it is that makes those glow I would imagine could be used on a coin.


Very cool, I am actually having a very fun time coming up with this design!! Glow in the dark enamel, or whatever it is will be a definate want for this coin then if it doesn't increase the cost to much.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

koolma_k wrote:
BakRdz wrote:
koolma_k wrote:
(Do they make glow in the dark enamel??)


I have some "Found It!" pins from Oakcoins.com and they glow in the dark. What ever it is that makes those glow I would imagine could be used on a coin.


Very cool, I am actually having a very fun time coming up with this design!! Glow in the dark enamel, or whatever it is will be a definate want for this coin then if it doesn't increase the cost to much.


There is a cost associated.

I am sure it is less than embedding a working compass wink
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

-cheeto- wrote:
koolma_k wrote:
BakRdz wrote:
koolma_k wrote:
(Do they make glow in the dark enamel??)


I have some "Found It!" pins from Oakcoins.com and they glow in the dark. What ever it is that makes those glow I would imagine could be used on a coin.


Very cool, I am actually having a very fun time coming up with this design!! Glow in the dark enamel, or whatever it is will be a definate want for this coin then if it doesn't increase the cost to much.


There is a cost associated.

I am sure it is less than embedding a working compass wink


LOL, I bet it would be less... well, I guess that bridge can be crossed IF the coin design is choosen Smile until then, I will just keep playing with ideas Smile
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

OK. Here's a design that I submitted. TBC invited us from the thread stealers' thread to do so. From recent remarks there, I probably should have included a dinosaur or two on the coin, but they were more to the west of Wisconsin. Maybe a wooly mammoth. Rolling Eyes wink

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I think the cheese can be colored enamel or the gold/brass metal with the cheese holes/dents in it. The asterisks can be snowflakes or stars, and could be enamel or metal or stones, if they do that.

The spot for the tracking needs to have the white out of it and maybe be a bit smaller. The compass rose doesn't have letters, but the N and W points that we use for coords in Wisconsin are shown. It could also be taken as the sun rising on the "east coast" of Wisconsin. And I like pine trees. Maybe I should have made them cedar trees. wink
 
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