Andi’s Project 1

The goal of this project was to design an object made of multiple parts that can be printed as a fully assembled single print and articulate in some fashion. I designed a bell with a ball and socket style clapper. You can Download This Thing! on Thingiverse or Sketchfab.

The bottom object connected to the clapper is a custom support that I broke off after printing it. The clapper fell apart when printing with standard resolution, but the printer didn’t seem to have trouble when printing it in high detail. Below is the final print.

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My 3D-printed bell.

My original design idea is shown in the sketch below on the left, but I decided the ball and socket joint design shown on the right would require less supports and be more likely to print correctly.

 

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