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Flowers and Pot

by bellinga, published

Flowers and Pot by bellinga Oct 20, 2015
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This is a 3D Print I made after one of my female students asked me to print a flower. I first searched Thingiverse to see what was out there. I found a flower pot that I based my dimensions on after printing that. I redrew the pot as a circle instead of a polygon. I also decided to draw it is a Flower Pot with 3 holes at different depths for 3 stems. I then designed 2 different flowers that can go on the stems. You may have to use a drill to clean out the pot holes to get the stems in. You could also add more holes to the pot with a drill. Also, you can cut the stems with a saw to change the height of the flowers. I applied a little gorilla glue to the spots where they connect to another part.

I used Autodesk Inventor to create all of the parts. That is the software I teach my middle school students.

Print Settings

Rafts:

Yes

Supports:

No

Resolution:

Default - 2 Shells

Infill:

10%


Notes:

I printed mine on a first generation MakerBot Replicator 2 I have in my middle school classroom. It only prints PLA. I used the MakerBot software to scale these objects. What worked for me was to scale the Z axis (Height) of the flower pot to 80mm, the Z axis of the flower (Height) to 50.4mm, and the X axis (Length) of the Flower Stem to 177.8mm. All prints were printed with a raft and no support. See the attached pictures for print orientation.

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Flower Pot 2

Flower Closed

Flower Opening

Flower Pot - 3 Holes at different depths.

Flower Stem

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love it am going to try this for my second print and give to my better half and hope for the best it prints out since I am just learning

Printed really well. Great design!

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