A neighbor was kind enough to do us a favor at the 13th hour, and I wanted to do something special for him. A little birdy told me that he was on the hunt for Star Trek and Star Wars Christmas ornaments, and that he would especially like Star Trek comm badges. I went straight to Thingiverse to hunt them down and found this: www.thingiverse.com/thing:2098911. Being that I code in OpenSCAD I was excited to see how the creator, KySyth, had designed the comm badge. Upon inspection of the code, I determined that it had to be refactored and remixed. To this end I copy edited the code, reorganizing it, and adding comments to make it read more easily. I changed some of the code. I changed the rendering colors to reflect the actual badge colors, and added the loop at the top of the comm badge so that they can be strung up to hang as an ornament.
I printed them in silver ABS to facilitate a good color surface to spray paint them silver. I then hand painted the rest of the comm badge ornaments using acrylic paints.