|Eggcup with rafting holding beak in place|
Background: We encourage students at our school and in our class to create original designs that are practical and original. If a design meets this brief then we take an opportunity to print it.
Level of Difficulty: Medium - this was designed from the basic Tinkercad Interface of which the chicken feet and beak are basic designs. There was innovation with the hollowing out process and the sizing of the design.
Size: Width of 6cm, length of 6cm and a height of 6cm.
Timeframe: The print took five hours - the difference that this has made, the original design in this series was a nine hour print (both with a 8mm nozzle). This was a more compact design as the original had wings and an extended beak etc.
Process: Most of the key features of this design were created using the basic interface options available on Tinkercad. It was the students first original design for a Y6 (11 year old student) and as a consquence the student wanted to keep the design simple to ensure it was successful. As per most designs here it was a process involving Tinkercad/Cura and then printing on an Ultimaker 2+.
What we would do differently: Nothing. The design was a considerable improvement on the original, it was more practical, had better balance and served a better purpose. The student was thrilled with the result and it would be considered an extremely successful print.