3-D Printed Planter

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This is a really simple planter that can also teach you how to use a simple 3-D Software. All you need is a computer and a 3-D printer. I myself do not have a 3-D printer but many schools have them and there is a good chance that your library has one that you can use.

Step 1: Step One: Designing in 3-D Software

1: Make sure that you have a 3-D software program on your computer. I recommend Tinkercad because it is free and really easy to learn and use.

2: Select a Icosahedron and make it around 10.7 centimeters wide by 10.7 centimeters long and 8 centimeters tall. This is around the right size for a medium size succulent. (at least one side of the Icosahedron should be touching the mat or surface)

3: Now take another Icosahedron but make it a hole and its dimensions should be around 9 centimeters wide by 9 centimeters long and 8 centimeters tall. This hole should be in the same orientation as the solid shape.

4: Now align the hole so that it is inside the solid but the top of it should be sticking out so that you have a place to put the plant it. This is why the height of these two shapes are the same even though one is smaller.

5: Now group these two shapes together.

Step 2: Step 2: Printing It

1: When you pint this it will take around 3 hours an you want to make sure that you put supports on it everywhere!



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    4 Discussions

    Waldemar Sha

    10 months ago

    That's nor very practical.


    10 months ago

    Nice! simple and attractive design.

    Can you give some suggestions on how to add supports?

    What print settings did you use to get a final print that is not porous?

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    Reply 10 months ago

    well if you have made it as i said right when you are putting it into a USB to then put into the printer you go onto a 3-D program to get it ready to print. I use 3-D WOX and when you select supports (you should be able to do this on any program just look up a youtube video) it should say touching plate, no supports, or supports everywhere. You want to select supports everywhere. That will make it so that nothing falls. tell me if you have any other questions.

    -olive s.


    10 months ago

    This is a clever little design, I like it! :)