The Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay champions the individuality in humanity and celebrates bringing people together. The Baton is entwined with unique components and displays connectivity to represent the power of collaboration.

On 7 October 2021, at a special event at Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty The Queen placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton, signifying the start of the 294-day Relay to the 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. As it travels, the Baton is inspiring people to come together and host moments of celebration ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Baton has been specially created by designers and technologists from the West Midlands in a unique collaboration that fuses science, technology, engineering and art.

Aluminium was used to make The Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay - The Aluminium FederationQueen’s Message Compartment: A mechanised chamber beneath the brass leaf plaque holds a message from The Queen, to be read out at the Birmingham 2022 opening ceremony.

 

 

 

360 Camera: Fitted with a 360-degree camera, the Baton has ‘eyes’, and a ‘brain’ which record and transmit imagery and digitalAluminium was used to make The Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay - The Aluminium Federation information, allowing stories from Commonwealth communities to be told.

 

 

 

Aluminium, Copper and Brass: Elements of the Baton have been cast in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter using accessible metals ofAluminium was used to make The Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay - The Aluminium Federation copper, aluminium and bass.

 

 

 

 

LED Components: The Baton features LED lighting and a heartrate sensor that display the heartbeats of Batonbearers. The lighting alsoAluminium was used to make The Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay - The Aluminium Federation changes when two people grip the Baton during handover.

 

 

 

 

Platinum Strand: Lining the length of the curved shape and woven throughout the Baton is a platinum strand, paying homage to HerAluminium was used to make The Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay - The Aluminium Federation Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in her Platinum Jubilee year.

 

 

 

 

Sensors: The Baton also has ‘lungs’, consisting of atmospheric sensors with laser technology that analyses the environmentalAluminium was used to make The Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay - The Aluminium Federation conditions wherever it is in the world.

 

 

 

 

Read more/Source: https://www.birmingham2022.com/queens-baton-relay/baton

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