One of the projects I’ve been waiting to do with my forge was an edge lit acrylic of our “mascot” for my day job. A few years back when our development team was asked to provide feedback on our systems, we received an interesting comment back:
“The engineering tools and processes evolve but sometimes what comes out is a giant duck-billed platypus when you thought you needed a cheetah. Sure, you can ride that platypus, but it’s going to be hard to bring down a deer with it.”
We took the feedback in stride and wound up creating a “mascot” of sorts based on it, a ninja riding a platypus.
Our team also goes through an on-call rotation, so I figured that I would make my first edge-lit acrylic for the primary on-call engineer and use our mascot on it as well. We’ll have the piece glowing red when we have a major incident or green when everything is going well. Already showed it to the boss and he loves it! I’ll probably do another one with a different font for the top & bottom, something more consistent with the center art piece.