|Above: Design in profile prior to rafting removal|
The student also needed to consider number of factors that were challenging in this project - getting the balance right was significant between producing a functional stand and having a long term print.
Degree of Difficulty: High - to get everything working in conjunction with the other features is something of an art. This project will require considerable reworking to be considered successful. All of the elements need to work together - for instance introducing a draw into the base of the design increases the storage significantly but the trade off is the fact that the base becomings considerably weaker when empty which can cause the base itself to tip with the weight of an iPad.
|Above: The internal draw.|
Time frame: The base of the stand took four and a half hours and the draw took an hour. This contrasts with some of the larger iPad stands and holders which have been up to twenty hours with the default print settings. What we would do differently/Next Steps for Students: There were a few things to consider with this design - the weight of the print would hold a basic iPhone or iPad if it was regular dimensions (ie without a case). However if you knocked the iPad then the stand would fall, so more weight would be required (although this could be addressed by filling up the storage
Given the knowledge and the skill set that the ten year old student has managed to achieve I would consider it to be an easy fix for the student to successfully adapt their design to include these features and re-print the project which the student will do early next year.