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Process + Procedure

The first step I took to create this project was to do some basic sketches to help myself envision what I wanted to create. In my original sketch, I wanted to the stand to look somewhat like an art easel, however, I could not think of good ways of 3d printing such a design in a sturdy way. The final design was very much like the design in the photograph above, it is a triangular shape with a hole in the back. With the design finalized, I used Autodesk Fusion360 to generate a model for the project. I sized the model based on the phone that I currently use (an iPhone 5) so the dimensions of the model were created with that in mind. Some changes from the reference model and my own are that my base stretches out a bit further and that mine has little legs connecting the overhanging bit to the base. This is because I was not sure of the strength of the material that I would be working with so I did not want to risk having to reprint the model because of time constraints. 

The model was printed using the NVBot 3D printer in the fabrication lab and PLA for the material. After printing, there were some supports made by the printer over some of the holes in my model so I did my best to sand those down. There were no other problems with the printed design.

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