by Rick Briscoe

According to Rick, “Challenge Coins are special coins that are made for a group. Often these groups are within the military. Some police and fire departments also have them. The idea is that every member of the group will always carry their coin. It is called a Challenge Coin because any member can produce their coin and challenge another member to show his to others. This is usually done at a bar and if the person challenged can’t produce their coin then they have to pay for the drinks.”


Please describe your project and include materials and machines used.

This Challenge Coin holder was created using Aspire software and then cut by the CNC Machine. It was designed by the instructor as part of a two day workshop on the software and machine operation.


How did the makerspace help you plan and complete your project? (Names of people, activities, tools, etc)

Don Batts made all of the arrangements for this workshop.


What (or who?) inspired your project?

This was a gift that was made during the workshop as a demonstration.


How long did it take to complete your project? (rough estimate of hours worked)

Total time including sanding and painting was about 4 hours.


If you had any problems, please describe what happened and how you overcame the issue(s).



What do you plan to do with your finished project?

Display it.


How did any local businesses or other sponsors help you with your project? (materials, assistance, etc)



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