When designing custom and prototype electronics, a 3D printer is a must-have. You will be able to easily create any shaped casing you want, from beautiful to practical and everywhere in between. Pictured here is a very nice looking keyfob who’s casing was 3D printed. Click here to see more of the rapid prototyping process.
3D printing is not just for repairing and replacing your plastic parts, it can also be used to modify. Here is a good example where an engineer modified a bearing in a Hario Skerton coffee grinder. Here’s some reviews about the awesome mod.
Here is a really low-fi 3D printed part that adapts the peephole lens of a door to your iphone, HTC, or pretty much any smart phone with a camera. It allows you to take really close-up pictures of objects, acting as a sort of macro lens. The only issue is though, before printing, you need Read More …
If you are hitting “tobacco” from your bong, you are going to need a place to put your bowl piece in order to load it. Sometimes bowl pieces are made of glass and are very expensive, so you definitely don’t want to mess around. Pictured here is a very nice 3D print of a bowl Read More …
These are a must have for 3D printing hobbyists! We all know about that dreadful unwinding of a filament spool that ends up cross winding and ruining your prints. Typically I use regular binder clips, but these are custom made for a specific spool and probably work better. Download here.
Designed for different phone sizes, these 3D printed docking stations connect together to allow for an organized functionality as well. More specifically, these were printed on a Form 1 SLA machine, which uses a laser and photosynthetic polymer to create the parts.
Key chain tags are simple plastic items that serve very simple purposes: either be an ornament or hold something. Both of these uses are easy to make with a 3D printer. So if you ever break your key tag, don’t buy another cheap one, 3D print your own and it should never break again (or Read More …
3D printed in many different pieces, this scaled up replica of a watch will make your desk really noticeable… even to giants. It also functions as a normal clock.
For those times when there is a power outage and you need to make smoothies. Just take one of these 3D printed blender bits and start drilling out some Margaritas. Download here.
It’s functional. It’s stylish (at least 10,000 years ago when glaciers covered Long Island). It’ll hold your coasters really well and look cool [pun] doing it. Download here.