This model is designed to be an office supply organizer–more specifically a tape dispenser, in the shape of NASA's space shuttle. This piece is one of three pieces, links to the other two can be found below. The three pieces together make up the entirety of the shuttle launch, and each serve to function as an organizer for different common office supplies such as pencils, markers, and even USBs! A must have for any aspiring workspace cleaner. The model was created in SolidWorks, and rendered using Maya's Arnold renderer. Overall dimensions are 7.13 x 12.5 cm, with a height of 18.8 cm.
Boosters & Fuel Tank:
Overview and Background
- Shuttle body was extruded from sketch (semi-circle/rectangle shape) to height of 13.6 cm.
- Shuttle nose cone was lofted 4 cm above shuttle body, via reference planes and guide curves.
- Nose cone was created via loft to single point (normal to profile) 1.2 cm above nose cone.
- Wings were extruded from sketch created from shuttle reference image.
- Wings were filleted/chamfered.
6.Shuttle engines were created through revolve extrude of cross-sectional sketch.
- Shuttle engines were created through revolve extrude of cross-sectional sketch.
- Space for tape dispense cut from shuttle body
- Additional cuts made for tape dispenser area.
- Tail fin extruded from sketch created with reference.
- Tape dispenser holders created from circular sketch and filleted.
- Various edges filleted for smooth printing.
To create this model, we used the image below as a guideline for the dimensions of our shuttle.
Overall rough design sketch for entire supply organizer
Due to sizing constraints, we we unable to make the pieces as large as the original dimensions, and had to reorder the positioning of some parts on the stand. For the space shuttle, most things remain unchanged, except for the fact that the tape is now dispensed from above, instead of over the fin as originally envisioned.
A fourth piece (crane, pictured above-left) was intended in the build, but due to time constraints was not included.
Lesson Plan and Activity
Recent analysis by the Staples finance department has concluded that sales for desktop organization products have declined in recent years. The company would like to ramp up their profits in this area by enhancing the aesthetic nature of these products.
Your group of two has been hired to design a set of theme-based organizational products. Your team will design a set of office supplies that are tied together with a common theme. You must be able to justify the theme that connects the products together. The idea is that the customer will not want to buy just one; they will want to buy the whole set.
Pieces must be interesting to look at and unique - a conversation starter. An individual walking by would do a double take to more closely examine the amazingly artistic item you’ve created.
Pieces must contain examples of ALL FOUR main features: extrusion, revolve, sweep, loft
Pieces must take advantage of at least one of the following: circular pattern, linear pattern, mirror
Pieces must take advantage of at least one of the following: filleting, chamfering
Each piece you design should fit within a 10cm x 10cm x 10cm cube
Should be 3D printable with limited/no supports