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Educational Model of A Bacteriophage

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Educational Model of A Bacteriophage by XYZAidan Nov 22, 2014
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3330Views 1400Downloads Found in Biology
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This is a hands-on 3D model of how a virus infects a cell/bacteria (virus life cycle). I designed this about a year ago during my microbiology unit in science class, but only recently got around to applying the finishing touches. It shows all stages (Attachment, insertion, Production, Assemblage, and Lysis) of the cycle.

Credit to Justin Olive for being my science teacher.

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Print all parts on 10% infill, standard layer height, and WITHOUT supports and raft.

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Love this design! I'm trying to make it for a Biology teacher friend, but I have a question: For whatever reason, I can't get the legs to print. I'm sure it's a setting on my machine, but I don't know how to fix it. When I print the body upright, it never gets past the first layer. When I print it upside down, even with supports, it can't print the legs - I just get strings.

Any advice? What do I need to change?

Strange, haven't heard of a problem like this. If your slicer has a layer viewer, it can probably give you some insight. You may also want to try putting it through a mesh repair tool, such as NetFabb Basic.

Hey Aidan,

I'm with MakerBot PR. Love your design! Were you in college when you made this? What motivated you to make the bacteriophage model? Do you know if other students ever used this?

Hi!
Thank you! I originally designed this when I was in 7th grade actually. I made this to help some fellow students get a hands-on understanding of the topic. A while back I was actually
contacted by a teacher who told me he had printed my design on a Z18 and used it to help blind students learn biology.

Sorry for the late reply. I'm going to private message you to learn more about this awesome design!

Its perfect, I go print it

This is a fantastic model!

Thank you!

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