This is an octopus-inspired phone holder.
There are two little wave-like pieces in the front of the base that will prevent the phone from slipping forward when leaning against the front tentacles. The distance between the two is about 3cm.
The assembly consists of technically three parts. An octopus head part, a base part, and a tentacle part that is printed six times.
From top to bottom the assembly is about 5.5cm. The
The tentacles are 1.2cm in diameter at the base and 4.4cm in height. It was made using a loft and the suckers were made using linear pattern with guide curves.
The octopus head is 4.9cm tall and made of a loft and some revolves.
The base is a circle that is 13cm in diameter. It is 0.5 cm thick not including the front waves. Within the base are flat areas in which there are pegs so that the octopus head and tentacles (which have cut extruded slots) can fit into it.
The tips of the octopus tentacles are very fragile, and as evidenced by the photos, they break off pretty easily, so i recommend either filleting the tips more, or printing in a different orientation.
What I ended up doing is using superglue to cover the tips of the remaining intact ones.
Overview and Background
This picture was used as a reference for the octopus
Lesson Plan and Activity
Recent analysis by the Staples finance department has concluded that sales for desktop organization products have declined in recent years. The company would like to ramp up their profits in this area by enhancing the aesthetic nature of these products.
Your group of two has been hired to design a set of theme-based organizational products. Your team will design a set of office supplies that are tied together with a common theme. You must be able to justify the theme that connects the products together. The idea is that the customer will not want to buy just one; they will want to buy the whole set.
-Pen/Pencil holder that can securely hold at least 5 pencils
-Expo marker holder than can securely hold at least 4 markers
-Tape dispenser that will hold and cut a roll of scotch tape
-Paper clips/etc. dish
-Phone docking station
-USB Stick/SD card holder
-Custom Paper Clips
-Anything you can get approved by your project manager!
-You will be constructing an actual size model of your product in Solidworks
-It should be cool to look at and unique - a conversation starter. An individual walking by would do a double take to more closely examine the amazingly interesting item you’ve created.
-It should contain examples of ALL FOUR main features: extrusion, revolve, sweep, loft
-It takes advantage of at least one of the following: circular pattern, linear pattern, mirror
-It takes advantage of at least one of the following: filleting, chamfering
-Each piece you design should fit within a 10cm x 10cm x 10cm cube
-Should be 3D printable with limited/no supports