Challenge/Background: To celebrate the festive season in the classroom our students were tasked with creating a 3D Printing project with a specific goal: to personalise a ornament that would be suitable to hang from a Christmas Tree. The students used Tinkercad, created a design and then printed it. Selective students had to redesign and rework if it didn't work. We have thirty students in the current Y5/6 Classroom and one Ultimaker 2+ running on a nearly full time basis. This series of Prints has been detailed here on this blog starting with the first run of designs followed by the second run of prints and then the third run of designs, we have detailed improvements to the original designs and included several outstanding examples including this Sleigh. This is the fourth installment featuring the second run of designs from other students
With the exception of the mounting aspect of the print it met all the requirements that were expected. This print is not being redesigned.
Left: Another Christmas present themed design to meet the criteria that was expected. The name of the student was raised only 3mm from the base of the design which accounts for the slight lack of definition - and again this is prior to spending anytime to clean up the print and some of the plastic that appears to be present on the design will be removed with a small screwdriver or pair of pliers. This design was heavily influenced by the 'present design' from earlier in the print run (who is the student who is also responsible for the Sleigh Design. This design measured 100mm cross was 90mm high and 5mm thick. The hole at the top is for the hanging, in hindsight the student could have perhaps used the ribbon from the top of the design. Print time three hours.
The student is slightly older than most of the classroom students, being eleven. Potentially more details could have been created for the figure (the feet etc). Design measured 80mm across and 120mm high, and was 5mm thick.
This took four hours including all of the parts.
This design may seem familiar, that is because it was featured on this blog with different lettering and was produced during a powercut. This powercut stopped the printer when it was nearly completed (two and a half hours into a three hour print) and only the lettering remained to be completed. The student by then had completed the 'First Christmas' printing and instead of repeating this created the 'Santa' lettering and a backing plate to fit it onto and then super glued it into place. This did not affect any of the dimensions or details of the print as previously described.