Left: This student decided to opt instead of producing a single print to create four separate designs on a smaller scale (that were also relatively straight forward and simplistic). As the brief was to personalize the design the student in this case chose to write the name of their key family members across the front of the design. Each design was 5mm thick and mainly 50mm across and 60mm high. Given all this the print time was four hours, which was roughly an hour for each of the four key designs. This was the students first major independent design, and as such no additional design or reprinting would be required as the brief was met,
Left: The student also peer modelled with a Y1 student (a five year old student). The student was eager to repeat the process and personalize the decorations for herself, which is shown in the photograph to the left. It was printed with a 'gold' PLA which was using the regular default settings on this site - a 20% infill for the print, using a 8mm nozzle to increase the print time at the sacrifice of the detail for the print.
This design had slightly more depth to it than the one above and given the breif and plan there is no intention to reprint at this stage.
Left: Student completing the task choose to approach it by using a square block as the basis for the design. The student then selected a basic font for the naming, used two simple illustrations for the base of the design and inserted into the top of the design a easy access way to hang the decoration. The design shape was a 90mm square that was 5mm thick and had the lettering sunk 5mm into the base the design, this was preferable from having it on top as it produced much more definition and sharpness. A four hour print.