Scholars' Lab Blog //Equipment Naming Contest
Blog //Equipment Naming Contest

We held our first ever equipment naming contest this semester. Over 20 names were suggested for each equipment. We had 37 votes tallied. We used rank-choice voting to determine the winners using this handy RankedVote Chrome Extension. So, without further ado, here are the winning names of our equipment!

Bernina 350 Sewing Machine #1

Sewing machine 1

Lilo wins with 14 votes. Sewsan comes in second with 10 votes.

Lilo wins!

Bernina 350 Sewing Machine #2

Sewing machine 2

Stitch wins with 16 votes. Thread Lasso comes in second with 8 votes. There was a glitch in the software on this election. But Stitch was the clear winner, even without ranked-choice voting.

Stitch wins!

Juki Serger

Juki serger

Sergent Pepper wins a tie breaker with Judge Juki, each had 8 votes.

Stitch wins!

Silhouette Cameo 4

Silhouette cutter

Sir Slice-a-lot wins with 18 votes. The highest number of votes for a name of any equipment. Fozzie comes in second with 7 votes.

Sir Slice-a-lot wins!

Prusa MK3S+ 3D printer #1

3D printer number 1

Phil A. Ment wins with 15 votes. Printy McPrintFace comes in second with 6 votes.

Phil A. Ment wins!

Prusa MK3S+ 3D printer #2

3D printer number 2

Printsipal Skinner squeaks out a win with 9 votes. The Other Big One ™ fortunately loses with a close 8 votes.

Printsipal Skinner wins!

Prusa Mini

3D printer number 3

The Maker Formerly Known As Prints wins with 7 votes. We’ll just call it “Prints” or ℘. Cupid comes in second with 4 votes.

℘ wins!

Prusa MK3S+ w/ MMU3

3D printer number 4

Kermit wins with 13 votes. Chewbacca comes in second with 8 votes. Which gets me thinking, next time we name the equipment, we’ll go with a theme and name them all ourselves. StarWars, Muppets, and Avatar: The Last Airbender all made appearances.

Kermit wins!

Universal Systems Laser cutter

laser cutter

Vader wins with 9 votes. Major Lazer comes in second with 8 votes. Both cool names…

Vader wins!

Formlabs Form 2 Resin Printer

form 2 printer

The Fresh Prints of Bel Air wins with 14 votes. We’ll probably shorten that to just Fresh Prints. Artemis comes in distant second with 5 votes.

Fresh Prints wins!

Cite this post: Ammon Shepherd. “Equipment Naming Contest”. Published May 13, 2024. https://scholarslab.lib.virginia.edu/blog/equipment-naming-contest/. Accessed on .