The Toilet Seat and Bathtub are both themed office supplies necessary to complete your office look. The Seat is about 10cm by 6 cm by 10 cm and the Bathtub is about 6cm by 8cm by 6cm (estimations based on relative size of sides and bases). However, they are actually smaller because of the curves and cuts, and they were SCALED DOWN when they were printed as depicted in the "real life photos" above. The Seat and Bathtub are part of the bathroom themed set, which also includes the Toilet Plunger and Toilet Roll. The Seat is designed to be a USB holder and SD card holder perfect or your desktop. It can also hold small items in the toilet bowl. The Bathtub is designed to hold any relatively small item kind of like a dish.
If you want to turn your desktop from ordinary to extraordinary or if you are a fan of bathroom installments, then this set along with the Toilet Plunger and Toilet Roll is perfect for you. The Seat and Bathtub act as a subset of structures within the bathroom and the Plunger and Roll act as a subset of bathroom appliances. The Toilet seat has 3 individual slots for USBs and 4 slots in the back for SD cards, which may not be visible in the pictures above. It is gray to comment on the dullness of toilet seats, but to also differ it from the Toilet Roll and Bathtub, which are both white. The sleek design of the seat makes it perfect for the desktop even with its grayish color. Meanwhile, the Bathtub is bright white to represent the color of typical bathtubs. The added details of the drain and faucet make this simple but detailed design perfect for your desktop. This project was done with a partner, who presents the other two sets of this unique series of themed office supplies that you certainly cannot and will not find at your nearest Staples or Office Max. It is only available here, so make sure to download this if it interests you!
This is the link to my partner's thingiverse page, which includes the other two parts of the Bathroom themed set: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3343093
Overview and Background
Inspiration for our toilet seat office supply, it is based off of the traditional toilet seat
Sketch design for our toilet seat office supply, side view
Sketch design for our toilet seat office supply, top view
Toilet Seat Design
For our unique toilet seat office supply, it is the perfect addition to heavy USB and SD card users, especially if you are someone who often loses their USBs. Now, you can keep them all in one place with all the perks of the aesthetics that your co-workers, friends, and family will all compliment you on. Our original sketch of the toilet seat included a really long seat, a floating backside, no SD card holder, and a circular base. We actually shortened the seat so it wasn't as far out because normal toilet seats are not designed that way. We also decided to make the backside, where the tank of the toilet is, extend all the way to the ground to provide better balance and a more solid base to the Toilet Seat, so it doesn’t tip over. We also added SD card holders in the back of the tank to increase the functionality and variability of the Toilet Seat, so it can perform multiple functions. The circular base was also changed into a more u shaped base because it was a simpler yet more sleek design that most toilets hold. We wanted a simple yet detailed design of the toilet, so we had the u shaped base and the curves of the base of the toilet. We also had the toilet seat up. We kept out the flush button because it could not be printed on the side, but if you would like, it is definitely possible to add the flush button as a separate printed part or place the flush button on the top. As a reminder, the actual 3D printed plunger was scaled down by the instructor, which is why they may seem small. The measurements for Solidworks, which are the actual measurements are precise to fit your USBs and SD cards.
Inspiration for our bathtub office supply, it is the traditional bathtube design
Sketch for our bathtub office supply, top view and 3D view
For our simple yet astonishing bathtub, it is another amazing part of the bathroom office supply set to add to your desk. This is recommended for anyone who has small items they want to keep together such as paper clips, erasers perhaps, thumbtacks. Keep your desk neat with this item. The bathtub was originally designed to hold markers at the corners and have a smaller actual tub part. Because markers were too big for it to hold, we changed the design by eliminating the hole cuts for the markers and expanding the tub. We also originally had a simple rectangular faucet, but we wanted to add more detail so we filleted a rectangle to have nice curves, resembling an actual faucet. We added in the drain in the tub as well to increase the details of the design despite the simpleness of the function of the piece. A dish is necessary to organize any desk, and we feel this bathtub not only functions well as a dish, but also adds some flair to your desktop. You will certainly be happy with this bathtub. As a reminder, the actual 3D printed bathtub was scaled down by the instructor, which is why they may seem small. The measurements for Solidworks, which are the actual measurements are precise to fit your small supplies like paper clips and erasers.
Lesson Plan and Activity
Project Requirements and Constraints
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.
Pen/Pencil holder that can securely hold at least 5 pencils. Cups designs must be complex
Expo marker holder than can securely hold at least 4 markers
Tape dispenser that will hold and cut a roll of scotch tape
Paper clips/etc. dish
Phone docking station
USB Stick/SD card holder
Custom Paper Clips
Anything you can get approved by your project manager!
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
Deliverables (Each of the following steps must be approved by me before moving to the next step):
3D and 2D sketches of your ideas (upload pictures)
Planning for Solidworks “How-To” (Design Notebook)
Bulleted Outline on Google Docs
Use the pencil planning document as a template
Solidworks: Actual size model of your product
Thingiverse pages for each design