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Name Rachael
Interests 3D printing, OSH
Groups 242-2019 People
Courses ENGR242
Registered 2019
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  • I am Rachael. I am from South Carolina. I am a Junior at Principia College studying Mass Communication and Dance.
  • The open source movement is sharing ideas to grow grander ones.
  • I am attracted to it, because therefore more people get to be involved and some ideas that could not be developed before can get further developed. It is teamwork.
  • My Jellybox uses Open Source Software and the things that I'll print with it are going to be from the open Source movement.
  • I think in the future, there will be some big things created!

Demo stuff[edit | edit source]

Picture What it is Description
3DPrintedPig.jpg 3D Printed Pig Flexi Articulated Piglet Child Pig by jtronics is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.
Lamborghini 3DPrint.jpg Lamborghini lamborghini by Botboy is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
LeftFanMounts 3DPrints.jpg Xcarriage.jpg Left Fan Mount - My replacement parts for the printer. filipgoc G-Code generated by Simplify3D(R) Version 3.0.0
GardenPig.jpg Garden Pig Garden Pig by WorksBySolo is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
Snowman.png Snowman I created this snowman in Blender myself with all the different shapes provided. I took a picture of it in Blender.
Bowl.jpg Bowl In order to make the camera lens print, I followed my professor along in class through the program, Blender. It then printed very quickly.
PencilHolder 3DPrint.jpg Pencil Holder Pencil holder by SIMON68 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
Lamb 3DPrint.jpg Lamb Lamb by teentechsquad is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license
Rockwallmount jpg.jpeg Rock Wall Mount Rock Wall Hold - MSE4777 by admitche is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
20191003 213006285 iOS.jpg Made on FreeCAD with the help of my professor.
BugBox.jpeg Bug Catching Box Made on FreeCAD https://3dprint.nih.gov/discover/3dpx-012372 This design was inspired by John Lovseth and was created for him. He plans on catching caterpillars, frogs, etc. with the box. He was blown away, super excited to see the bug box. He was also glad that he got to keep it. It was a long project to complete and one that I was surprised that came to life by ME! I do not ever build things, so to have this project actually come to life, was amazing. This project needs heat set inserts, screws, and mesh wire to go across. The rest is all 3D printed on a JellyBox Printer.
ChickenFeederWithRoof.jpg Chicken Feeder with Roof Made on FreeCAD. Project for the OSAT project. This idea came from Appropedia when I saw a chicken feeder. I thought about how I could make my design different. I asked my mom since she has chickens. She said sometimes she forgets to bring the chicken food in when it rains so maybe it could have a roof on it. So, I came up with an idea of making a chicken feeder with a roof on it. It's small, so it would only be for one chicken at a time. The roof, I had to print 3+ times. it gave me difficulty since the filament fell over while it was printing.
PhoneHolder.jpg Big Money Project Made on FreeCAD. This is a pocket that can really be hung anywhere and hold anything, but it is specifically made to be hung inside a boot to hold a phone. When I walk around, I like to stick my phone in my boot, but sometimes it falls down to where my foot is, and I have to dig down in my boot for my phone. This will hang on my boot and keep my phone from falling. It is worth around $3 with the filament it took and the time of 6.3 hours to print. It is a big savings because if it was made elsewhere by someone it would cost around $20 probably.

Abstract[edit | edit source]

It is appropriate, because it is helpful for people who have chickens. People who have chickens, go outside each day and let their chickens out as well as place food out in a feeder. Sometimes it rains & owners forget to bring the food in & then the food gets soaked. With my project, chicken owners won't have to worry about bringing the food in or worry about it getting soaked. Chickens are also attracted to red which is why my feeder in particular is perfect for this.


Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

PLA = $2.00

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. Jellybox or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. PLA
  3. FreeCAD
  4. Yard Stick
  5. Cura

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • Know how to work FreeCAD, Cura, and have access/knowledge to a 3D printer

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

Assemble all the sides in Cura. Then scale them up. Print them. Bring the roof into Cura. Scale it up to the same size as the feeder. Print it. Put the objects together.

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • I had issues with sizing mine when creating it. I should have made it bigger so I didn't have to scale it in Cura. It worked out anyways though. However, I had to print the roof several times, because my filament fell over towards the end of the print every time. It took 3 hours to print, so I did not want to hang around and watch it print and make sure that it did not fall over. I think a way to fix that issue would be to stay around to watch it.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  1. At an estimate, this should cost about $2.00 from the filament I used.
  2. A chicken feeder in general costs about around $10.00+ and that includes the bucket to hold the food/water. It also feeds more than one chicken.
  3. This saves at least $5+

References[edit | edit source]

  • None of the STL files would upload...
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