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Background: As part of the process of designing 'Christmas' themed decorations in our classroom and now across the school, we also have been trying to expose students to the technology and getting them thinking about projects that they might be able to create to solve a problem or have a purpose to make something work that was currently needing to be completed. This print came out of that as the student concerned wanted a stand for his cellphone and felt that it needed to be personalized. As it was also part of a series of festive decorations the student decided to add the star and the Christmas Tree as shown above. Also of note in the design was the way the name was
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Level of Difficulty: Medium - this worked in unison with the sum of its parts. The print worked perfectly for what it was, its one of those prints that is simple, but extremely effective and is successful that it appears to be straightforward (for instance a cellphone fits perfectly on this as a stand) but it requires a successful print to do so.
Size: The print was 75mm across and 70mm deep. The block at the back for the leaning of the cellphone was 40mm high, 20mm wide and 75mm across. Given the dimensions of a cellphone there is not more that could be reduced from this, obviously a slightly larger phone would require a larger base, this is perfect for a regular cellphone.
What we would do differently/next steps for students: This was a first attempt at a student producing something with a very specific goal in mind, as is mentioned throughout the print the student was extremely pleased. The 'Christmas' theme of the design came about as it was created during the festive season, perhaps something less seasonal could have been designed.