|Above: the design shown from the front|
Background: Student has produced these before but wanted to push the limit of the 3D Printer with the scale of the project and the finishing. The student wanted to mix combination of PLA produce an iPad stand and also have storage made available (as shown). One challenge that the student hadn't anticipated was the storage on the right hand side of the print limited the space available for the iPad stand part of the print. The student came up with a clever solution to this problem. The student experimented with producing a separate block that was able to be used to balance the other side of the iPad (see photo). This solved
|Above: Balance block in place|
|Above: Butterfly design on rear.|
|Above: Design shown from above|
Size: The design measures 200mm across, with the stand measuring 130mm and the storage at the end a further 70mm. The design including both the lettering and the butterfly measured 160mm. The block at the back of the design measures 100mm high, the storage is 70mm and 90mm respectively. The balance block was 20mm by 30mm by 20mm.
What would we do differently/next steps for students: Initially the lack of balance due to the overhang from the iPad stand proved to be problematic, however the student herself identified the solution easily. There isn't much more to add to what has already been written, this is a print of the highest order that really is an exemplar.