3D Printing

The creative CV project has led me to create a Festival in a box. Have utilised the 3D printers at the Fab Lab. Intended to create 6 bottles of beer, and 4 speakers. This will be part of a mini stage & punter set up, as one section of the box.They will sit in the insert.

With the help of the moguls at the Fablab, we used templates from thingiverse.

“MakerBot’s Thingiverse is a thriving design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things. As the world’s largest 3D printing community, we believe that everyone should be encouraged to create and remix 3D things, no matter their technical expertise or previous experience. In the spirit of maintaining an open platform, all designs are encouraged to be licensed under a Creative Commons license, meaning that anyone can use or alter any design.”

From the thingiverse About us section.

Beer Bottle. Using thingiverse we downloaded a template, that we could input into rhino, then to the printer. The template we downloaded was an open mesh, this caused issues with printing as the model would only print the bottom. Being an open mesh, caused slight holes in the model, so tiny that they would be hard to detect. To solve this problem we traced around the outside of the bottle, turn it around, so that it would extrude the bottle and create one solid object, with a closed mesh. This was the original template that was downloaded. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:15772.


Speaker. Again we got a template from thingiverse, for a speaker. The template was actually intended for a planter. Had to create a box internally to cover up the planter hole. As well as a hole to cover up the back, this then made it into a solid shape, easier for printing. Each speaker would take around 2 and a half hours to print. The original template for the speaker. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:23949


Overall the cost for all four speakers , the six beer bottles was 2.55. Aim to cover the speakers with a wooden texture , make stickers for the beer bottles.

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