Liberty Bell Ornament

Below are instructions detailing how I made this simple liberty bell ornament. I made this as a project for my high school engineering class. Its design is purposefully simplistic to allow a range of 3D printers to be able to reliably print it. This instructable comes with a .stl file.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Making the Bell Body

I started with an egg shape that I cut in half. I then used a series of shapes to cut the half egg into a top hat shape. I then added a curved bottom and ring to the top hat shape.

Step 2: Making the Handle

I started with 3 rectangular solids and 2 wedge shapes that I put together. I then added a wedge shaped hole to the underside of the handle. The shapes connecting the handle to the bell body were made of wedges and rectangular solids.

Step 3: All the Pieces

Here is a picture of all the pieces. It also shows the bell in different stages of assembly. Note the half egg shape hole cutting into the bottom of the bell and the hole cutting into the side of the bell to form the crack.

Step 4: Exploded View

Here is another view of all the pieces of the bell.

3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

Participated in the
3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • CNC Contest

      CNC Contest
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest
    • Maps Challenge

      Maps Challenge

    Discussions

    0
    None
    seamster

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice looking Liberty Bell ornament. I like it a lot!

    Good luck in the challenge!