We have some serious chocoholics in our office. So this week we show you another nifty trick you can achieve using the Pause tool on your 3D printer to stop those would-be chocolate thieves.
Our teacher tip of the week: Pause and insert found objects inside your 3D printed projects
Jing: “Mindful of the chocoholics in our office, I began this week’s Teacher’s Tip with the aim of stopping the chocolate thieves in our midst”.
First, design a small box in Sketchup and punch through a series of holes into the surface.
I used a great Sketchup plugin called Joint Push/Pull to thicken the surface and produce a solid model which could be 3D printed on our office 3D printer.
Half way through Pause your print (found under Maintenance tool) and place your object inside. I had a few chocolate bunnies left over from Easter…!
Using the Pause tool can be really useful for design and art projects where you can encourage students to combine CAD designs with found objects. Have a go in your next project.
Be ‘careful’ to watch out for those quick hands trying to nab the chocolate before the box is sealed!
We can show you how to design projects like this and more in our Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) Courses. If you would like more information about this or any of our projects, please contact [email protected] to learn more. Finally, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn