If you want to stay organized we have the perfect solution for you. We created a unique and efficient office supplies organizer. Our design includes a phone holder, a paper clip container, USB holders, and can even hold your monthly calendar! WOW!!! But that's not all of it, you can even go above and beyond to save more space by connecting two more pieces, the shuttle's boosters and the space shuttle itself!!!
This is still a work in progress
Overview and Background
- Extruded the stand up from a rectangular sketch, up to x cm.
- One leg extruded down x cm from a rectangular sketch, and linear patterned.
- Extruded cut the NASA logo.
- Extruded cut a rectangle at the side of the stand, and linear patterned it.
- Extruded cut a "puzzle piece" shape to connect with the phone holder.
- Linear patterned the cut, and mirrored both the cut and the linear pattern to the other side of the stand using a plane referenced from two adjacent sides of the stand.
- Revolve cut a rectangle to create the paper clip container.
- Extruded two circles to hold the boosters in place.
- Extruded the holder for calendar/space shuttle wings.
- Chamfered its edges.
- Filleted the other edges.
- Create sketch with phone side at ~48.37°
- Extrude side sketch of phone holder (7.50 cm)
- Cut extrude down into phone holding face (1.2 cm)
- Cut extrude down from top (0.5 cm)
- Cut extrude charging port and headphone jack from face created from first cut extrude
- Create connection points to stand, extrude and fillet
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.
You will be constructing an actual size model of your product in Solidworks
Your 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.
Your pieces must contain examples of ALL FOUR main features: extrusion, revolve, sweep, loft
Your pieces must take advantage of at least one of the following: circular pattern, linear pattern, mirror
Your 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