Star Trek Pin!




I made myself a pin for the new Star Trek movie (Which was awesome!), So i wanted to make an 'ible about it!

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Step 1: Supplies

To make these pins you will need:

A pin. It doesn't really matter what kind.
A sharpie.
An X-Acto knife.
One 2mm thick sheet of craft foam.
One soda can.
Some gorilla glue.

Step 2: Drink

Drink the entire contents of the can.

Step 3: Getting the Aluminium.

Use the X-Acto knife to cut open the can.
I'll have pics soon.

Step 4: Template

Download and print one of the templates.
In this 'ible i'm using the science template.

Step 5: Cut

Cut the aluminum into the shape of the template.
Usually i can get three per can.

Step 6: Glueing

Step 7: Cutting the Foam.

Cut the foam into the inner shape of the template.

Step 8: Polishing

If you are going to polish your pins, now would be the best time.

Step 9: Applying the Foam.

Glue the foam piece onto the front of the pin.
Use the X-Acto knife to cut off the extra glue.

Step 10: Done!

Now take your pin and show it off to you fellow Trekkies, or make a bunch an sell them.
Remember to post pics of your pins!
Below is the song i was listening to while i was making this.
Live Long and Prosper.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Btw, i included the templates for the other divisions.

    It does make logical sense.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, it reminds me of the post-TNG Combadges I designed a couple of years ago, with departmental insignias on the badge face, if only I knew how to model and cast things so I could make them for real... :D


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I would suggest looking at a couple different products for those badges: 1. Simpler of the two, easy to use, and inexpensive: Shrinky-Dink. It doesn't give you the most high-class, high-end look, but if you're careful, it can look pretty good. OR, 2. (and what can give you a great look, especially if you invest in a pasta machine): polymer clay--familiar brands are Fimo, Sculpey, and Cernit, however, for best results, look for Donna Kato Polyclay online. PC comes in a rainbow of colors, including various metallics. Do a search for polymer clay instructables, for a pretty comprehensive array of instructions.


    8 years ago on Step 10

    Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Trek Wars
    If you haven't seen the movie, you might not want to.
                    This review on Star Trek XI is not one I wanted to write, but I must do so to take a stand for what Gene Roddenberry taught everyone who has watched Star Trek since the original series in the 1960's.
                    We knew there was trouble when Star Wars came out, but Star Trek still could hold its own especially when it came to filling conventions. Then when Gene died it's been a struggle and quite painful at times when we see and hear what Paramount and the producers were doing by not paying attention to the ground work that Gene had laid for his creative tool into the hope and future of mankind. The producers were also not listening to the fans who knew what was happening and were prophetic in the events to come.
                    I did greatly enjoy Galaxy Quest. But it was a spoof. It was meant to be funny and much of the essence of Star Trek and any other Science Fiction movie was exaggerated to be funny - yet true at times. This new Star Trek movie was not meant to be funny, they're dead serious.
                    Now Star Trek XI goes the route of Star Wars by bringing out a prequel. If it's Star Trek XI, it cannot be a prequel. It's after I - X so it cannot be a prequel. It probably should have been titled Star Trek: Beginnings - but that might have been too close to a Batman title. Anyway, it needs to be titled something else.
                    As of late (since ST:TNG) it seems the only way to start or solve a plot/story line is with a time warp (sometimes the story had the transporter go out to make the story more challenging by not being able to beam out of trouble - that was good - the characters had to get out on their own wits and creativity). We're tired of these time warps. And even if a time warp would change events from the time Kirk is born forward, not absolutely everything would change. Many events would stay the same. Let's take a look.
                    When did Kirk's Dad join Star Fleet? Let me know if you find it somewhere - I cannot - and the books don't count. It would not happen for the rift in time happens after anything George Kirk would have done. Are we trying for a view of Martha and Jonathan Kent?
                    Kirk's eyes are a different color. What? The rift happened after everything that would have been developed in Kirk as a baby including eye color. The rift would not have changed that.
                    The view cuts to Spock being tormented by his peers in Vulcan school right after Kirk drives a car off a cliff in Iowa at age 10. Where are there cliffs in Iowa? Spock would have been 13. Even if there is a change of events due to a rift in the space/time continuum at the time of Kirk's birth, Spock's birth wouldn't change and they are 3 years apart. The movie has the audience assuming certain events happened to each of the boys at the same age (Spock's age was not mentioned in the scene). Spock's events wouldn't change on a world far from earth.
                    Mallory helped Kirk get into the Academy @ age 17. While on the transport Kirk admits to the age of being 17 (or was it in the bar). Nothing changed there. Spock would have been there a year already.
                    According to Finnegan (Shore Leave), Kirk was serious and bookish at the academy.
                    The Kobayashi Maru was not designed by Spock. He went through it as well.
                    The Kobayashi Maru would not be tested on cadets until at the earliest their junior year. Since Kirk tried three times - he might have started the simulation in 2253
                    Kirk wasn't criticized on his actions w/the Kobayashi Maru - he was commended. Where was Capt./Adm. April in all this? He should have been at least on the board when Kirk was 'reprimanded' for changing the parameters of the Kobayashi Maru.
                    You cannot change the policies, procedures, or protocols of Star Fleet since they began before Kirk was born -
                    Therefore Spock's rise to rank was not Commander till 2267 and on the Enterprise NCC-1701 (with no bloody A, B, C, D, or E).
                    Spock was with Capt. Pike for 11 years while waiting for Kirk to rise to the rank of Capt and stayed on board when Kirk took command 2263.
                    Kirk cannot rise to Capt. from Cadet in one swoop. The most he could go would be two ranks and that would be Lt. Junior grade, and he'd still probably be assigned to the USS Republic.
                    Team work - In our military today and like in Starfleet Academy of the future, team work would have been drilled into the cadets and not the individualism as seen in the new movie. For example - Chekov "I can do it! I can do it!" as he runs through the corridors wasting time to complete the energizing of the transporter to get the remaining Vulcans on board ship. A time rift would not change the heart of Terrans to work together as a team.
    At the bar in Iowa, Uhura lists one of the drinks as a "Cardassian" some-thing-or-other. No matter how the time line gets interrupted, it would still be way in the future to meet up w/Bajorans and Cardassians.
    The logical side of Vulcans we're ensconced for centuries before meeting up with humans and they do not like to be touched. This is due to mind melding at touch as probably other personal reasons. So Spock would have stopped Uhura from touching him when she wanted to console him at his time of loosing his mother.
    Golly, where is Nurse Chapel in all this? She had the unrequited love for Spock, not Uhura.
    Star Trek has always been known to utilize science fact to bring about a science fiction that could possibly happen in the future.
                    Vulcan orbits around a binary star and is very hot. Supposedly the 'ice planet' can be seen from Vulcan because Spock 'Prime' saw his home world destroyed by Nero. For science fact, a planet next to another planet could not have extreme differences in weather. The computer in the life pod told Kirk it was a Class 'M' planet - much like earth - livable for humans (with the right environmental clothing and equipment etc.) so it has breathable air and has weather. If it's in the same orbit or just not too far away from Vulcan, it may be a bit cooler ¡V maybe like earth but not a frozen wasteland.
                    And where did the life form with a 3-jawed mouth come from? Talk about non-science fact!
    This has been more about Star Wars than Star Trek. Star Trek doesn't need a character in the script/plot for comic relief - our own characters, especially the actors themselves, can accomplish it quite well. Get the bloody Ewok/Sand person out of there.
    This story line could have been done with any of the future cast of the other Star Trek Series. No original cast members from Deep Space 9 have been in a major Star Trek movie. It could have been done so that Sisko, Kyra and others fight to make the time line right and get it back in place. But - oh wait that's been done before with the whales and other story lines. See? No resolution. No fight for life. Don't worry about other lives that might not ever exist - like Picard? Who would Q match wits with now?
                    A good follower of the Prime Directive would not change a thing even if everything is wrong. But who ever really followed the Prime Directive in the original series? The only one from the original team is Spock Prime and to write it in that he puts up with the loss of Vulcan is incomprehensible! He didn't leave things as they were for Captain Pike and he would take steps to the next episode - rightly called "Star Trek XII: Relativity" to join up with Capt Braxton of Voyager and invoke the Temporal Prime Directive.
                    On Saturday, January 9th, 2010 we had a discussion at the sandwich shop "Which Wich:The Most Dangerous Sandwich in the World" from Noon to 2:00pm in Albuquerque, NM where the owner placed the event on his Face Book page and Twitter. Anyone could come and discuss "Star Trek: It Isn't" during that time period. There was also an incentive to the attendees if they purchased a sandwich, they would receive a free small drink or a free warm cookie. We came to our consensus that the new movie is not Star Trek. About a third of the group tried to be the Devil's advocate for the movie, but even they thought those scenarios were ridiculous. The major part of the consensus was that this movie didn’t pass on to the viewer that there is hope. No matter what Star Trek did under Gene, it always gave the message of hope for the human race. As quoted from a Star Trek Movie – There are always possibilities!
                    I will agree - It is "A" good movie, but it is not Star Trek - It's more like Star Wars so I call it Trek Wars.
                    Now it's time to get to the truth of it. They're in it just for the money. Gene paid no never mind to the financial side of his storytelling. Once the people could relate to the human issues, the characters, or even the philosophy - the money followed along with them. It looks like when the only interest is in the money, the people will leave just as fast at their money leaves their pockets.
    I've got a headache.
    Col. Margaret (Peggy) Stevens
    CO, USS Code Talker
    And now, a word from our Commodore:
    To the entire quadrant: In the submission of this opinion counterbalancing the half-assed pandering reviews of the ignorant and those that have never had any idea of what Star Trek was...IS...about, and those within the community who have been led astray by the glitz of the special effects laden, deliberately derivative script - let them have it. It was a lovely motion picture for a Star Wars movie....nothing more. I leave it to all of us who know better than to accept this crap as Star Trek. 
    Jolan T'ru...
    Cmdr. Kristopher S. Morgan, UFP/SFC
    * Deputy for the President of the UFP
    and the Federation Council
    * Commanding Officer, Vestavian System
    New Mexico Quadrant
    * Federation Governmental Representative
    5 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     I feel exactly the same way. The time warp thing isn't much of a problem for me as First Contact is pretty much my favorite movie of all time. I also agree with all of the timeline inconsistencies. Many of them I saw in the theaters. I was greatly disappointed in the movie; like you said "It is 'A' good movie, but it is not Star Trek - It's more like Star Wars".


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Hi TyMan210 - Are you in New Mexico by any chance?  We (the Commodore and I) need to get a Star Trek Convention back here.  It's good to hear from someone see it from our point of view.  Thanks for the comment!  ColPAS


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     Sorry, but I've been stuck in Georgia for the past 10 years. I would love to help if possible over the web or something though!


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Age does not matter in Star Trek Look at Wesley Crusher (if you dare to). It's good to see the younger generation is understanding the REAL Star trek as well as us oldies but goodies are hanging on to since the sixties. (I'm probably old enough to be your Grandmom. Boldly Go TyMan210 where no one else has gone to before. You've got alot more time to do it in than the Commodore and I do. I'll let the Commodore know of your interest and we'll see if we all can network across the country - it's a start. LL&P ColPAS


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Because the "be nice" comment policy prevents me from giving my opinion.