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Posted · Good "show off" prints to excite students?

Hey everyone! As the title suggests I'm looking for some examples I can print on my Ultimaker 2 or Go that demonstrate good design, interesting art, clever functionality or all of the above. I'm doing a demonstration for a middle / high school and I'm looking to get students excited about design, engineering, art and of course 3D printing.

One example I've already selected is a "dust shield" that has a print in place hinge which is really slick (sorry I'm mobile and don't have a link) and a prosthetic Raptor Reloaded hand. I'm especially keen on print in place gadget design because it's like a brain teaser.. "How did they do that?"

Thanks for any suggestions!

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    Posted · Good "show off" prints to excite students?

    Hi,

    You can't go wrong with single prints that move such things as gears or gyro's.

    https://www.youmagine.com/designs/arc-gimbal

    We used this one at Makerfaire UK and is a short print and kids, teens and adults loved it because they don't get how it prints the mechanism.

    https://www.youmagine.com/designs/modified-space-wrench

    NASA space wrench is always a good one for the same reason and it's printed in space.

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    Posted · Good "show off" prints to excite students?

    Awesome!

    This is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for! Thank you so much!

     

    Hi,

    You can't go wrong with single prints that move such things as gears or gyro's.

    https://www.youmagine.com/designs/arc-gimbal

    We used this one at Makerfaire UK and is a short print and kids, teens and adults loved it because they don't get how it prints the mechanism.

    https://www.youmagine.com/designs/modified-space-wrench

    NASA space wrench is always a good one for the same reason and it's printed in space.

     

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    Posted (edited) · Good "show off" prints to excite students?

    The stretchy bracelet is a classic show and tell print that has been used on many fares etc.

    Print time is something like 10 minutes on a low quality, so you can easily print a few giveaways while you are doing a presentation:

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13505

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