3D Design 4: PRODUCT RESEARCH & CREATION
Do a bit of research about what type of product you might want to create.
Look at Thingiverse, the Google Sketchup site, and other web sources.
Think of small objects that might work. Headphone holders, desk stands, clips, etc.
Decide on an object and do a bit of planning
DESIGN YOUR OBJECT (On Paper)
- Describe your product 3 sentences or MORE.
- Who will buy/use it,
- What is it like, etc….
Keep these notes as this might help you plan the logo you have to design later
- Make some rough sketches for product before you settle on you final design. (Minimum 3) – show/ post / submit these
- Get feedback & Suggestions from at least two classmates on how you could improve the product.
- Create the good 3D Drawing with shading ON PAPER of your final design, and get your idea approved.
- Make sure given suggestions are incorporated.
- CREATE YOUR PRODUCT in 3D
- Design your product, keeping in mind maximum size and other design issues.
- Save versions along the way and test in MakerWare. Revert and edit as needed.
- Complexity matters – more complicated / intelligent / innovative designs earn more marks!
- Incorporate your name (or company name) in 3D text
- Export as a STL file and submit for printing
- Planning complete, including feedback
- size of design and STL file is functional.
- Complexity of design
– Make two versions of your object, with variations that will make it appeal to a different group. OR
– Create an object that uses 2 colours, creating two STL files and assembling after printing
Research and Design