Challenge: As part of the 3D Print Christmas Design Challenge, students who had created or produced a first run print, that needed refinement, were redesigning and reproducing the print with improvements to meet the outcome that we were seeking.
Background: We're attempting to complete thirty classroom prints of original 'Christmas' themed designed decorations from our class (thirty students) and then a further thirty other students from throughout the school. In the design shown left in the original version the student wanted the penalization in the form of the nickname 'Horsey'. In the first print shown left, the 'Horsey' was raised on the base of the print, however with the size of the lettering being small (10mm in height) the name did not appear to be recognizable. The student subsequently redesigned this, introducing 'Horsey' to the base and sinking it into the design, which made it clearly visible. Otherwise with the exception of some minor readjustments the design was completed, with the small addition of a heart to hang the design.
Left: The smallest design in this sequence. The idea behind this was to produce something simple but effective. The print time for this label was one hour, making it a 'classic' short term print. However the student has been given the task of personalizing it as at present it is extremely generic. This design measures 40mm high by 80mm long and is 5mm thick.