This is a 2D representation of Baby Groot. Great addition to any Marvel collection, or anybody who is a fan of Baby Groot. This creation has dimensions of 6.10cm x 10.70cm.
My partner's piece can be found under this link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3175428
Overview and Background
These were our equations to find the new dimensions to fit inside 65cm^2. We used a scale factor of 1.439 to go from 5.05cm x 8.89cm to 6.10cm x 10.70cm
We started with a clip art image of Baby Groot.
We chose to split the piece into different parts/sketches: the face, eyes, arms, chest plates, rest of chest, and legs.
For the face, we used a combination of 3 point and tangent arcs to create the curves that shape the top of the head.
The eyes consist of two circles with radii of .65cm, a circle in the top left corner with a radius of 0.175cm and a circle in the bottom right corner with 0.1cm.
The arms, chest, and legs were made from 3 point and tangent arcs mirrored over the y-axis.
To solve a zero geometry error, the top edge of the legs are offset so they overlap with the bottom of the chest.
As seen in the photo above, we had bigger ambitions for what this piece could become. Unfortunately, we felt that we did not have enough time to completely finish the project so we decided to get rid of the little cuts in the body and the branches sticking out.
Also, several minor dimension changes were made such as increasing the radius of each eye and the size of the head.
Lesson Plan and Activity
Project Statement and Constraints
Problem Statement: With a partner, you will design a “2D” placard using Solidworks. You and your partner will have the same design which meets the constraints below, and you will EACH use Solidworks to create your design.
-Should have a flat back; detail will be on the front side
-Should fit inside a box that is no bigger than 65cm2 in area when lying flat
-Should be no more than 1cm thick
-Detail will be made using sketches that are extruded to different heights
-Sketch must begin with a constraint box, center-rectangle created from the origin)
-Dimensions should be detailed but efficient
-Sketch must contain zero error messages
-Sketch must be fully defined when complete
-Demonstrate efficient use of “Construction Lines”/”Reference Geometry”
-Demonstrate efficient use of “Offset Entities”
-Demonstrate efficient use of “Manual Relations”
-Demonstrate efficient use of “Smart Dimensions”
-Demonstrate efficient use of “Mirroring”
-Demonstrate efficient use of “Linear Patterns”