|Bait station as viewed from below|
Level of Difficulty: Medium, the design was created from scratch and the students involved had previously been creating other designs in the series. This finished version was the first version of the print. The students had access to other students in the classroom who have used the printers.
Timeframe: Eight hours on a 8mm nozzle print. The design needed to incorperate several features, a cylinder design to house the bait (in this case, cat bisuits) and a platform with the ability to allow it to be placed in the ground.
Size: 10cm across, 6cm high, 5mm across - platform. The cylinder for the bait was 4cm across and 7cm in height. These sizes were worked out on the basis of the problem that the students were looking to solve.
What we would do differently: The design currently relies on the weather remaining dry as there is no lid. This is a consideration for an improvement if the weather proves to be wet in the future.
The feral cat activity would indicate that the cats are quite vigourous in attempting to access the catfood. There is a significant question about its durability under pressure. Given all the circumstances the students have completed a challenge with a innovative and creative design that specifically addresses an issue that needed to be solved.