About this device
IMG 4934.JPG
Completed print.
Keywords 3D printing, comment box, community, feedback, team building, plastic
Uses development, industry
Authors Macabe
Status Designed
Prototyped
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Published 2016
Designed in Michigan, USA
Affiliations MTU
MOST
MY4777
Cost USD $ 3.59
SDGs SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://www.youmagine.com/designs/lockable-community-note-drop-box
Translation data

This OSAT prototype is a community comment box where members can drop in comments that can not be removed other than by removing the lock from the back. This fulfills the need for communities to provide a location for honest feedback that can not be tampered with.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • No special skills are needed

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. First print both lower box and lid portions of the drop box.
    • Print speed: 100 mm/s
    • Infill: 10%
    • Layer height: 0.2 mm
    • Temp: 205 degree Celsius
  2. If support in the print was used, remove the support material so the lid can slide in.
  3. If no support material was used, simply slide the lid into the grooves and lock it via the holes on the back side.
  • Estimated print time for the lower box portion is 7 hours. Estimated print time for the box lid is 2 hours.
  • Assembly time is minimal. Simply slide the lid in the slot and lock the box.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • Estimated costs: $3.59
  • Commercial equivalent: $11.15 [1]
  • $ savings: $7.56
  • % savings: 68%