|Container with lid in place|
Background: Y4 Students were producing a 3D print for a student based business, which was be presented to the local community for an evening event. Students in this classroom had produced smaller versions of this previously document on this blog. Students were using Tinkercad for the first time, with the basic interface was utilized.
|Box shown with lid.|
Timeframe: Ten hours were required to print the base and the lid. The size of the container had been designed by the students and perhaps could have had reduced dimensions (see below).
Size: The base of the container had a length of 8cm, a width of 8cm and a height of 10cm. The width of the size was 5mm. The size of the lid reflected these dimensions with a total width of 1cm split into the lid and the drop down aspect of the lid (as shown top right).
What we would do differently: Given the aspects of the design and it originating from a student creating something for the first time, it was an extremely successful print. The student was using a printer for the first time, the design features while basic meant that the student was thrilled with the results.
Next Step for the students: A handle could have been added to the print to allow it to be easily removed, which would have been a basic step to take, the student could have also experimented with design features.