The local science center (TSC) is in need of some little boats for its river model. Having printed some common boats, I decided to integrate some Bucky ball features into a boat. It turns out to be a pretty shape, appealing to children. Some called it a "peanut;" others thought it looks like a "turtle." Hence the names.
The triangular grooves are present both inside and outside. Two halves can be glued together for a whole consisting of two interlocking spheres (one is flattened 50% in one dimension).
The sphere has a diameter of 100 mm by default. It measures 176 mm x 100 mm x 50 mm. Please feel free to scale it down to 50-80% for a small version.
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Version A and B are slightly different. Version A has a full circle for the sphere.
STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.
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