Badges

Materials and expertise...whether you need them or have them to share, you can let folks know here.
User avatar
International Incident
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Badges

Postby International Incident » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:13 pm

Hi,
I want to get a bunch of badges made as gifts (not telling you what is on them!).

I want to get some button ones, some rectangle ones, and maybe some dog tags.

The idea of lugging them across the world and getting them through customs does not appeal. So I want to find a badge maker that others on eplaya have used and is reliable.

I’ll have the badges shipped to one of my camp mates in the USA for delivery to the playa (yes that’s probably you MDF).

Any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance.

User avatar
lemur
Posts: 3599
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:07 pm
Camp Name: Plug N Play Camp
Location: Madagascar

Re: Badges

Postby lemur » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:19 pm

in before all the people who havnt seen treasure of the sierra madre start quoting it!
Don't link to anything here!

User avatar
International Incident
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby International Incident » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:28 pm

lemur wrote:in before all the people who havnt seen treasure of the sierra madre start quoting it!


I am utterly utterly lost please tell me what you are talking about

:?

User avatar
International Incident
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby International Incident » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:32 pm

melaniejane wrote:
lemur wrote:in before all the people who havnt seen treasure of the sierra madre start quoting it!


I am utterly utterly lost please tell me what you are talking about

:?


Nope IMBD saved me

"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.”

:D

User avatar
jella
Posts: 1822
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:01 pm
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Dye with dignity
Location: Escondido, California

Re: Badges

Postby jella » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:35 pm

melaniejane wrote:
melaniejane wrote:
lemur wrote:in before all the people who havnt seen treasure of the sierra madre start quoting it!


I am utterly utterly lost please tell me what you are talking about

:?


Nope IMBD saved me

"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges.”

:D
I would be glad to be your american address and badge o matic is a brand my grandmother had. hell it might be in a shed somewhere lol pm me :)
Burning Man isn't about the stuff you see when you get there ....it's about the people that brought that stuff there

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 28410
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: Badges

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:56 pm

lemur wrote:in before all the people who havnt seen treasure of the sierra madre start quoting it!

hah I was right there with ya!!

MJ:
IIRC, Tom Servo has a button making machine, and had said something last year about making buttons.........maybe he can make badges, too?
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
lemur
Posts: 3599
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:07 pm
Camp Name: Plug N Play Camp
Location: Madagascar

Re: Badges

Postby lemur » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:59 pm

laminates are the new badges!!
Don't link to anything here!

User avatar
FIGJAM
Posts: 9479
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: Badges

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:00 pm

I want to see this machine that makes badgers! :shock:
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me

User avatar
Bob
Posts: 6762
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:00 am
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: Royaneh
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby Bob » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:01 pm

Image
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

"Let us say I suggest you may be human." -- Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

User avatar
International Incident
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby International Incident » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 pm

buttons are new badges and laminates are the new buttons?

honestly I am confused about lots of things today.

User avatar
Bob
Posts: 6762
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:00 am
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: Royaneh
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby Bob » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:05 pm

Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

"Let us say I suggest you may be human." -- Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

User avatar
International Incident
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby International Incident » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:05 pm

FIGJAM wrote:I want to see this machine that makes badgers! :shock:


A badger on a badge - not bad.

I know about machines that will flatten badgers :cry:

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 28410
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: Badges

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:05 pm

melaniejane wrote:buttons are new badges and laminates are the new buttons?

honestly I am confused about lots of things today.


just go with merkins, no pins.
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
International Incident
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby International Incident » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:05 pm

Oh, fuck what have I started here

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 28410
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: Badges

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:09 pm

melaniejane wrote:Oh, fuck what have I started here

you could be more creative with commas, you know. Might tie in with the theme.........
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
jella
Posts: 1822
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:01 pm
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Dye with dignity
Location: Escondido, California

Re: Badges

Postby jella » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:12 pm

melaniejane wrote:Oh, fuck what have I started here

You have learned well grasshopper :wink:
Burning Man isn't about the stuff you see when you get there ....it's about the people that brought that stuff there

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 28410
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: Badges

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:20 pm

jella wrote:
melaniejane wrote:Oh, fuck what have I started here

You have learned well grasshopper :wink:

so says the fashion model.
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
Bob
Posts: 6762
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:00 am
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: Royaneh
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby Bob » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:22 pm

MJ -- Why you don't order these from businesses local to you and then ship?
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

"Let us say I suggest you may be human." -- Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

User avatar
International Incident
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby International Incident » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:26 pm

Bob wrote:MJ -- Why you don't order these from businesses local to you and then ship?


I would, but sadly the cost of shipping to the USA is prohibitive. You have to use air mail. So, I figure I may as well save my $ and have them made in the USA.

Many of the local producers here outsource to China anyway - so I’m not helping my local economy either way.

I’m planning on making a couple of very special ones that will get made here, so i can see the finished product.

Some of the best gifts I got last year were badges (I want a badger though) so I reckon I should return the favour.

User avatar
JStep
Posts: 776
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:19 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Location: Omaha, NE
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby JStep » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:36 pm

The absolute best badge makers are sold by badgeaminit http://www.badgeaminit.com/.

They make the best equipment and they are durable, a badgeaminit button maker will last you years. They are manufactured like high-quality bullet making machines, if you have any experience with those. Solid metal design, well made.

(No I don't work for them or get any benefit, I'm just that sold on their products having used them before)
~JStep
Nebraska Regional Contact
Tallgrass Burners - The Omaha and Nebraska Area Burning Man Regional Group
http://www.tallgrassburners.com
Email: nebraska [at] burningman.com

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 28410
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: Badges

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:55 pm

melaniejane wrote:
Bob wrote:MJ -- Why you don't order these from businesses local to you and then ship?


I would, but sadly the cost of shipping to the USA is prohibitive. You have to use air mail. So, I figure I may as well save my $ and have them made in the USA.

Many of the local producers here outsource to China anyway - so I’m not helping my local economy either way.

I’m planning on making a couple of very special ones that will get made here, so i can see the finished product.

Some of the best gifts I got last year were badges (I want a badger though) so I reckon I should return the favour.


once riding through the desert east of the playa, on my ATC, a badger attacked my front wheel.......I'm sure it was a honey badger, it just didn't give a shit about how big the bike and I were. and it was nasty.......
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
International Incident
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby International Incident » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:09 pm

JStep wrote:The absolute best badge makers are sold by badgeaminit http://www.badgeaminit.com/.

They make the best equipment and they are durable, a badgeaminit button maker will last you years. They are manufactured like high-quality bullet making machines, if you have any experience with those. Solid metal design, well made.

(No I don't work for them or get any benefit, I'm just that sold on their products having used them before)


Thanks.

I might actually order one of these - and take it home with me from the USA - then I can make my own for the following year right in my lounge room. Also I have a bunch of friends in bands. We could make band badges.
The prices on the machines here is a bit OTT, and the ones you buy direct from china look like crap.

I love you lot and all your silly badgyness and helpfullness

User avatar
junglesmacks
Posts: 5814
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Burning Since: 2018
Location: Your mom's tent

Re: Badges

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:03 pm

Honey badge don't give a shit!
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.

User avatar
Bob
Posts: 6762
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:00 am
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: Royaneh
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby Bob » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:26 pm

Nobody is going to hate you for not handing out some sort of trinkets. Some people (eg the janitorial crew) *will* hate you if they find a number of your trinkets strewn around the desert.

Years ago one camp made up faux paper passports and encouraged other camps to make up rubber stamps to fill it up. Likewise, you might consider having stamps made up with your camp logo or slogan and just tattooing people in the ass. The whole kit should cost less than a 30-pack of beer and fit in your pocket.
Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

"Let us say I suggest you may be human." -- Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

User avatar
International Incident
Posts: 1007
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:05 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: P6 - a Barbie Death Village production
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby International Incident » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:32 pm

Bob wrote:Nobody is going to hate you for not handing out some sort of trinkets. Some people (eg the janitorial crew) *will* hate you if they find a number of your trinkets strewn around the desert.

Years ago one camp made up faux paper passports and encouraged other camps to make up rubber stamps to fill it up. Likewise, you might consider having stamps made up with your camp logo or slogan and just tattooing people in the ass. The whole kit should cost less than a 30-pack of beer and fit in your pocket.


I stopped by “Camp Brand Your Arse” last year. Lots of fun!

I’m a bit of a badge junkie. Sad huh.

User avatar
JStep
Posts: 776
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:19 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Location: Omaha, NE
Contact:

Re: Badges

Postby JStep » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:44 am

melaniejane wrote:
I might actually order one of these - and take it home with me from the USA - then I can make my own for the following year right in my lounge room. Also I have a bunch of friends in bands. We could make band badges.
The prices on the machines here is a bit OTT, and the ones you buy direct from china look like crap.

I love you lot and all your silly badgyness and helpfullness


You're welcome. Look around for used ones. You can sometimes find them on eBay for a decent price, as well as bags of buttons and button backs.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=badge+a+minit

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=button+maker
~JStep
Nebraska Regional Contact
Tallgrass Burners - The Omaha and Nebraska Area Burning Man Regional Group
http://www.tallgrassburners.com
Email: nebraska [at] burningman.com

User avatar
The Rat Lady
Posts: 57
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:37 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: BRC DoA/ Mobility Camp
Location: CA High Desert, USA

Re: Badges

Postby The Rat Lady » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:47 pm

Another source for machines and even cheaper/better button parts is Dr. Don's http://www.buttonsonline.com/ I have an old BAM machine and his parts work more smoothly in it. :)
"Outside of a dog, books are man's best friends. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read!"
Groucho Marx

User avatar
Major Krash
Posts: 498
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:55 pm
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Sideshow
Location: just off the Oregon Trail

Re: Badges

Postby Major Krash » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:55 pm

I get mine from entomomachine.com
"If you don't think too good, don't think too much" Ted Williams

User avatar
FlyingMonkey
Posts: 616
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:33 am

Re: Badges

Postby FlyingMonkey » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:58 pm

ygmir wrote:
melaniejane wrote:buttons are new badges and laminates are the new buttons?

honestly I am confused about lots of things today.


just go with merkins, no pins.




Please, please, please make certain that any badgers used as merkins are dead or at least well sedated.
In your wildest dreams you can not imagine the marvelous SURPRISES that await YOU.

User avatar
TomServo
Posts: 6160
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:17 pm
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Black Rock City Assholes Union Local 668
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: Badges

Postby TomServo » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:59 pm

THIS!!! Is a button machine!
Image
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..


Return to “2012 Share Resources”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest