The abacus is a fundamental tool for learning to count.
the use of this tool facilitates and speeds the learning of simple numerical calculation, in fact it is used in primary schools to practice and get in contact with the abstract world of mathematics.
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Only the lid needs supports and you can modify infill if you want.
The components have been designed in tolerance so that they aren't necessary post processing actions.
You can color the letters with permanent markers.
The abacus was designed in Inventor.
Everything has been designed to be compact and it closes ina a box.
The rods are square so that the cubes don't rotate.
The lid is divided so as to separete the cubes for color where not used.
The base have a housing for the lid.
this simple tool facilitates learning the calculations to children and it's compact, simple to use and in the form.
The use of this instrument is dedicated to primary school children and their teachers that can use as a medium of learning.
Moreover the children will approach to the fantastic world of 3d printing.
Printing the base, I reccomend you to do the base white so that later you can color the letters: U-blue, DA-red, H-green and K-violet.
Printing the 4 rods and then put the glue on the seat base to fix them.
Printing the cubes.
There are 10 cubes for each colorsn so you need blue, red, green and violet filament or you can color them in other ways.
You can reduce the infill for them.
Printing the lid.
You can rotate it in the way to not generate supports but it's higher.
Students can take advantage of this tool plus interchangeable and customizable with their own name.
Mathematics will be easier to understand and more fun to learn.
3d printer will enter into their lives so that right now they can exploit its potential to have fun but also to make it a passion.