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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Day 309 - Brooklyn brownstone planter

Helllloooo Brooklyn! (bawm-bawm bawm-bawm-bawm bawm-bawm...)

July 1 was our first day in our new Brooklyn digs, so to celebrate we have made MrCainScience's Brooklyn Green Roof Design on Thingiverse. He made this model with Tinkercad, and was kind enough to post a link so that other people can copy and tinker with the model themselves. Tinkercad is a free online in-browser CAD program that is extremely simple and intuitive to use. We've had workshops in the 3-SPACE classroom where we taught twenty 8-year-olds how to use Tinkercad at the same time in less than an hour. Tinkercad also has online Lessons for learning how to use the basic controls and various modeling methods. We took MrCainScience's model and made a larger hole in the top so we could use it as a planter for some wheat grass that is now on our windowsill overlooking some Actual Brownstones:

Tinkercad link: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/7CSIgGrhOtz-day-309-remix-of-mrcainsciences-brownstone-planter/edit
Thingiverse link: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:86956

Settings: Printed on a MakerBot Replicator Mini using Standard/default settings with Layer Height increased to .3mm, with Raft but no Support. This is our new favorite "standard" setting for the Mini. We printed the model at 80% so that it would fit on the build platform. The print took a long time but in the end it came out quite nicely.