|Print showing the entrace to the 'Mouse House'|
Background: This was students first individual attempt at 3D Printing by the student who was nine years old. It was for a showcase (which has featured on a number of projects that have been featured on this site).
Level of Difficulty: Medium. The design was significantly large (see details of the Printing Time). The basic shape was from the Tinkercad interface wtih the addition of a hollow out section for the placement of the trap. This design was printed with an extremely large amount of 'rafting' to allow the shape to be completed.
Timeframe: Twenty-Seven hours. Given this fact this was a 'one off' print this was acceptable, the print itself could have been resized given the design brief, which would have leant itself to a considerably shorter print time.
What we would do differently: The print allowed a student to have his first experience with 3D printing and great a significant design. The student could have personalised this design with thier name either externally or internally. The shape/size came about as the result of the students experience with 3D Printers - while it worked it could have had considerable redesigning.
Next Steps for Students: As above - redesigned and personalised.