|Tap with block insert pictured right|
Background: Junior School students from another classroom had been creating a realistic sized model of a worm farm for a showcase (parents eventing). They had mocked up a model but the teacher as looking for something extra to complete the display. Our class released two students to work with the junior school students. For both sets of students this was their first original Tinkercad and 3D Printing designs.
|Tap with square insert to act as block|
Timefame: Initial prints in the series (not featured) were 45 minutes. This allowed the students to refine their design (as pictured) which put the design (including the block) at two and half hours.
Size: 7cm in length, 2cm high (the deisgn was of course hollow which included significant internal rafting which then needed to be removed using pliers).
What we would do differently: This print is a work in progress. The intended progress is to give the students design experience and advance them forward in the process. Although the 'tap' concept with initially daunting the students concerned have made an excellent start and are already looking to refine and improve their design, hopefully showing a considerable improvement and refinement as they progress with the ideas.