3D-Printed Veggie Garden Labels

It’s been a while since I last posted, it’s been a busy year! I thought I would come back and share a project I completed last spring/summer.

My coworker and his girlfriend decided to start a garden last spring in their new apartment together. As a housewarming gift, I thought I would make little vegetable labels. It was a fun project and I had a blast designing the labels in Rhino, then printing on my Prusa. There were 8 different types of vegetables they were growing:

  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Snap Peas
  • Bell Pepper
  • Basil
  • Pepper
  • Tomato
  • Onion

I came up with the designs using linework in Rhino:

Linework.jpg

And extruded to create the 3D models:

RhinoModels.jpg

And finally created the STLs (here’s basil):

Basil.JPG

I unfortunately did not take any photos of all the prints (darn!), but I did print my mom a tomato and a pepper, which I tried painting (I think the paint looks quite bad, I prefer just the white material). I printed them in ABS, and the pepper label received an acetone vapor bath (you can see the smoothness in comparison to the tomato label.

IMG_1445.jpg

Anyways, it was a fun hobby project that got me to do some design outside of work! If you would like to download the STLs, they can be found on Thingiverse here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4229820

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