For the prop project I decided to 3D print a plant cell for Dr. Thompson. I took her genetic plant engineering class last spring, which is where I got the inspiration for this project. I based the design off of the following google image
In Fusion 360, I started this project by creating a hexagon shape for my base and then extruded it upwards. From here, I made two more hexagons on top of the original shape to create the cell wall. On the face of the hexagon I sketched out the different components of the cell, such as the nucleus, lysosomes, mitochondria, etc. These were then extruded to varying heights and the nucleus was turned into half of a sphere. Next, I made two seperate bodies, one being the hexagon base, and the other being the cellular components. This was done by utilizing the cut function in order to make a puzzle out of this plant cell replica.
From here, an STL file was uploaded onto the Ultimaker 2 and the plant cell was printed.
Layer Height: 0.2mm
Time to Print: 8 hours 30 minutes
Amount (grams) of Filament: 145 grams
Type of Filament: Esun PLA
Thingiverse Link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4021081