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MakeItFloat Concept

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3D model description

Hi Folk

i like challenges, so i decided to join the S.T.E.A.M. - MakeItFloat 

This is my first challenge thingiverse. So I started with my colleague to find a good mix of real solutions for transport of heavy Wight. We found something. This is the second concept of our total 3 ideas for this challenge. Hopefully we have enough time to generate, print and test all 3 concepts.

Focus on this Concept:

1.Print less parts and support structures as possible

2.Carry heavy load -> 2 Euro coins (diameter: 25,75 mm, thickness: 2,20 mm, weight: 8,50 g) - this was my first idea but i had not so much 2 Euro coins... So, i used all coins what i had.

3.Priority: load > design

4.Must be take a lot of load

This can be print on an area of 200x200x180mm with PLA.

i modified the design a few times. i tried it can hold a lot of coins, 1 beer cane (0,5l) and a lit pit ice. the new design should work better, it means it should carry more ice for the beer ;). i have seen when i i place a can in it, that the Center of gravity is high. so i lowered the actual design now.

THE END - 19.07.2015


Update of concept

STL file prepared

Now, I need to print and test :) 23.06.2015


i printed the legs of my design and i saw it was not stable. so i added a stiffener now. i will print and test it. 27.06.2015


concept printed and assemblied. i will try to test it on the Weekend.

photo added. - 02.07.2015


first test in the water done. it swims really good. i made a Picture of the device with a can of 0,5l beer on it. (it is not best beer but it is a beer.). so, it is perfect for the pool :)

i will make a Picture with coins in it, next time. - 04.07.2015


small modifications and some covers prepared.

also closed the bottom area of the Box - water tight

Picture uploaded - 09.07.2015


changed main description and photos added. Basic instruction added. - 19.07.2015

3D printing settings

i printed it with the new slic3r Version 1.2.9

it is possible to print the parts without any Support material and less infill, it means the most is hollow!

Material: PLA


Layer height: 0,3mm

Vertical shells for the wall: minimum 4 better 5 (nozzle Diameter 0,4mm)

Infill: 15% with honeycomb if needed

bottom sheel should have also Minimum 4 shells

Container + cover:

Layer height: 0,3mm

Vertical shells for the wall: minimum 2 better 3 (nozzle Diameter 0,4mm)

Infill: 15% with 3d honeycomb

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2018/12/14 at 16:04





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