Spicy Tower Project

Welcome to our page about the spicy tower project. This was our Fresher's design project for Michaelmas 2020 and has been continued and added to In 2021 and 2022.

Link to the project drive (memeber access required): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1t-KWobXJFh8U6YMa4MeSd3zL-YaiPS64?usp=sharing


We’re designing and printing a small tower, you’ll get to work alongside other members of the society, practice your CAD skills, get help if needed and see the result once 3d printed.

Whether you have no experience at all or you’ve been designing for years, you’re more than welcome on board!


Goals:

  • Each person designs one floor

  • They have to chat with the neighbour floors’ designers to create a unique and ingenious 3d printed linking system (it must be different for each level)

  • You’re free to design the structure however you want, we’re trying to make something aesthetically pleasing, try to synchronise with the neighbour floors to have some continuity

  • Feel free to include a ‘special touch’ in your design like a signature or your college logo?


Constraints:

  • The links must fix two neighbouring floors together (whatever their orientation, so they mustn’t simply be held because of gravity in one direction)

  • Floor height = 8cm

  • Floor width/depth anything smaller than 12cm

  • The linking systems can be protruding from the build volume

  • No full block (it’s not the prettiest structure) and we’re trying to keep lightweight

  • One floor can be made out out a couple of different parts to allow for more complex designs but make it easy to assemble

  • All parts will be 3d printed and no other components must be required for the assembly


We will be printing all the floors and assembling the tower once the designs are complete.