Do you love all things nature? Do you want to constantly remind yourself of the pleasures of the outdoors while in the office? If so, then this is the thing to print.
This project was made with a partner, who published the other two parts here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3354489
Overview and Background
To create an office supply with a fire theme, we decided to go with the shape of a bonfire. The flame would shape out a circular hole in the middle to hold the pencils. To hold the fire up, 8 half-logs were pushed out from the bottom of the fire to further connect and secure the flames to the platform below it. In order to do this, the logs do not rest on the platform but instead sink into it to create a strong connection.
To create the flames, we started with a revolved shape in which we cut to create the flames shape. The flame would then be circular patterned to fully create the fire. Originally we were gonna create 6 separate flame designs but due to time constraints, we ended up with 2.
When deciding what to do with the air theme, we chose to play on the idea of "cloud storage." The design is a simple 2D shape of a cloud extruded. At the bottom of the cloud holds several rectangular holes, each with the same dimensions of a common USB flash drive except for an extra .035 cm to ensure the flash drives fit.
Due to spacing, the printed object was scaled down in the y-direction.
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.
You will be constructing an actual size model of your product in Solidworks
Your pieces must be interesting to look at and unique - a conversation starter. An individual walking by would do a double take to more closely examine the amazingly artistic item you’ve created.
Your pieces must contain examples of ALL FOUR main features: extrusion, revolve, sweep, loft
Your pieces must take advantage of at least one of the following: circular pattern, linear pattern, mirror
Your pieces must take 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