Best 3D printable files – November 6, 2015

Best 3D printable files – November 6, 2015

Hey Pinshapers, 

We’re excited to share some of the best 3D printable files (in our humble opinion) for this week of November 6th! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do and tweet us @pinshape which ones are your favourite.

Also, don’t forget to upload your prints to share with the community if you decide to bring these designs to life.  


victoria's faceVictoria’s Pick

UX/UI Designer 

3D printable files phone studio

Smartphone Photo Studio for #3DBenchy and tiny stuff by CreativeTools

Nick and I have been mucking around with studio-style photography in the office and there has even been talk of bringing in backdrops! Evidently these side projects have rekindled my love for studio photography. Close ups, depth of field, dramatic lighting?? Love it! So when I saw this tiny studio set made by CreativeTools, I had to share it with y’all! In art school, I made a habit of photo documenting my work as I produced them so that putting together a portfolio at the end of the year wouldn’t be a giant chore. Start sharing your 3D prints with beautiful photos this weekend!


3D printable files jibranJibran’s Pick

SEO Specialist
Mr. Cheezle

3D printable files phone stand

Sticky Note!? by WallTosh

I’m a big fan of post its & sticky notes and even use an app called stickies for my Mac. I also lose my phone (plus keys, credit card, etc) on a regular basis so this sleek little iPhone holder is perfect for me. It’s something you can easily print and put it to use right away. The perfect 3D printable file!


lucas' faceLucas’ Pick


3D printable files strandbeest

Strandbeest Inspired Walking Machine by danowall

I’ve never actually seen one of these in motion, but I’m going to print this off and see what happens! It’s inspired by Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest creatures, and doesn’t look too complicated to assemble + a here’s a cool video.  


nick's faceNick’s Pick

Wizard in Training

3D printable files hogwarts

Hogwarts Castle lamp by MiniWorld

With the news that there will be a new prequel to the Harry Potter movies coming out – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – this was a great choice. As always, Miniworld has gone above and beyond in the creation of this design, even adding a functional element in the form of support for a night light. This awesome print will be sure to keep all you wizards safe from he who shall not be named!


andre's faceAndre’s Pick


3D printable files lock pick

Lock Pick Set Card by Pirateprincess

Imagine loosing your keys and knowing that you can still get in your own place by using the lock pick set in your wallet. It would feel pretty cool, eh? Lock-picking seems like a skill that would be fun to learn. Disclaimer: carrying a lock pick set may be a felony in your location.


Karen's FaceKaren’s Pick

Community Manager 
Karen of the North

3D printable files scraper

Stark Ice Scrapper by Stafan Birghan

Winter is coming and obviously we need to prepare ourselves. And an ice scraper stamped with the Stark sigil is one of the tools that’ll keep your mode of transport ready to combat whatever the cold throws at you!


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Kate’s Pick

Software Developer 
Guitar hero 😉

3D printable files guitar lamp

guitar lamp by toolmoon

We have 2 guitars at home, and I even have earrings shaped like a guitar. I can’t live without guitar music and I like everything about guitars, but can’t play one…ha-ha 🙂 On the other hand, I love all these small things that make your home cozy and stylish. This guitar lamp looks really awesome, and it’s also useful.


wojtek's faceWojtek’s Pick

Front-end Developer 
10% battery remaining

3D printable files phone charger

Cable holder for night stand – apple lightning by Ekdahl

If you’ve got an iPhone, there is a good chance you leave it plugged in at night so that it’s charged in the morning. I keep one charger next to the bed, so that I don’t forget to plug it in. With Ekdahl’s design, it will be even easier. No need to look for the cable on the floor, it will always be where it’s supposed to. Cool!


3D printable files damienDamien’s Pick

Marketing Manager
Connoisseur of fine arts

3D printable files art

Steps by phill_luland

I think this is a beautiful design. I love all of phill_lulland’s unique designs and I’m excited about the possibilities 3D printing will present to the artists of the future. Phill has also completed some post-processing of this print to get that beautifully smooth and shiny finish. If you want to achieve a similar result with your prints, check out our blog on post-processing PLA & ABS prints.


sergey's faceSergey’s Pick

Back-end Developer 
collecting key hangers

3D printable files Keys

Hand Hanger by danowall

Another interesting key hanger design. This holder looks sturdy so it will be perfect to put on a wall. I actually collect 3D key hanger and chain designs.You can checkout my collection.  


Lauren’s Pick 

3D printable files lauren

Content Manager 
Princess Laeia Wannabe

3D printable files Dark Side

STAR WARS Darth Vader Glasses by QuangTri

Are you excited for the new Star Wars movie!? I’m a big fan so I thought this Darth Vader cup was fitting! Plus, there’s nothing better than curling up with a hot cup o’ vader java during the colder months. Keep warm and sip from the dark side! On another note, congrats to all the winners from our MadeSolid filament contest! Can’t wait to see what awesome creations you make with your new PET+ filament.

3D printable files darth vader
“Only at the end do you realize the power of the Dark Side.”

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That’s it for this week! Which Pinshape design would you have chosen? Check back next week for another set of picks from your Pinshape staff, or subscribe to our mailing list to get this delivered to your inbox every Friday! 

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