|Design shown from above featuring name plate|
Background: Student is able to produce a range of prints and designs and has been increasingly complex and innovative. In this example he had a desire to create a stand for his iPhone so that he could locate it easily have it promently displayed in his room.
Level of Difficulty: Low-Medium. The design itself is realatively straight forward. He took an available template (the drone template) and decided to convert it to personalise it for his use. He included a name, sunken into the top of the base, added additional backing plate and sunk a design to catch the iPhone.
|Design to hold the iPhone clearly shown by the depression|
Size: The front of the design measures 160mm across and is 180mm long. The base plate is 100mm by 100mm. The block that supports the iPhone and has the name of the student on top is 65mm high, 25mm thick and 10mm long. The depression to base the iPad is 85mm by 35mm and 10mm deep. Relative to the size of the phone these dimensions would be the minimum that would be required for this particular print to be successful.
What we would do differently: The issue that needs to be addressed is the legs. This design needs to potentially be lifted up off the ground, from a display perspective and the student has twice attempted to use legs that have been too thin and removed either partially or fully when the rafting has been taken off. The student is currently designing additional legs and a base for this design to compliment its creation.
Next Step for students: As above. The design itself was created by a ten year old student so some conferencing has resulted in more discussion about its shape and production. The student could have printed parts with seperate PLA filament and then assembled with superglue or other connectors to produce a layered affect with the colours.