Design Review: Toilet Paper Dispenser

For my project, I am designing a toilet paper roll dispenser. The initial prototype is a simple face. Perhaps one iteration will be of BMO as suggested by a class mate.


BMO from Adventure Time


For the final design, I plan to use 3D printing to accomplish much more complicated images. The images will primarily be silhouette focused. The negative space of the image will be cut out from the face plate, allowing one to see how much toilet paper is remaining and creating an interactive aesthetic. The design will also allow different face plates to be swapped. The time saved by utilizing 3D printing will allow me to experiment with multiple aesthetics and ideas. As an added touch, the printing material used will be glow-in-the-dark PLA.


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  • Levi Cortright
    May 10, 2017 9:56 pm

    ADVENTURE TIME! I like that you are trying to use BMO as inspiration, he is one of the funniest characters. I would suggest building it so that it is very simple to take apart because you will need to often.

  • Wow, the glow-in-the-dark filament looks so cool, I wish I had though of using it when I bought the material. There are so many paper dispensers around but not many of them thought too much about aesthetics, It’d be great to see a bright, cartoon looking one that glows in the dark!

  • Errol Romero
    May 1, 2017 2:56 pm

    A toilet paper dispenser is a very clever idea that has the potential to be very aesthetically pleasing and to be comedic. It’s something that we use almost every day and this project really will put a fun spin on it. Also I the glow in the dark material really is a nice touch to such an interesting project


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