[NSFW] Best 3D printer designs – Week of 30 October, 2015
This week we picked some of the best 3D designs we’ve seen yet! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Also, don’t forget to upload your prints to share with the community if you decide to bring these designs to life… Do it before the end of the month and you could win free filament!
Stormtroopa (Stormtrooper + Koopa Troopa Statue) by [email protected]
Ahh Star Wars and Super Mario Brothers, the coolest of the cool stuff from my childhood. This figurine is so awesome! I thought it was a weird stance for a stormtrooper to take, but when I saw the koopa troopa shell it totally makes sense. This design encapsulates a lot of the things I love: Star Wars, Mario Bros, Cute and Low Poly! 3D print one for your geeky girlfriend or girl friend. Add a bit of mounting tape to the base and voila! You’ve got yourself a #dashboard #figurine 😉
Modular Synthesizer Control Keyboard by SoftEgg
Although it might seem a little ‘off’, it is definitely a start in a great direction. I can’t wait for the day where you can simply print off your own synth. Who wants to pay thousands of dollars for it anyways. This one gets a special thumbs up for trying to be ‘modular’.
Star 6 Puzzle by richard_swika
I love puzzles! Last month I bought a rubik’s cube and finally figured out what was what! Youtube + a few hours and you’re good to go. This 6 star puzzle by richard_swika is impressive + great instructions 🙂
Wind Energy Stored In Gravity by Mike Blakemore
This design really caught my eye. I love 3D prints that move, even if they take some assembly to get them going, and this is a cool little project to print and build. Additionally, this is a great teaching tool to help people understand, even at a very basic level, how wind can be used as a source of energy. I would have really enjoyed this demo when I was back in science class, and as we move more and more toward renewable energy sources, the more people understand about our energy options, the better!
One of the biggest challenges with 3D printing is that it’s hard to create designs with a lot of intricate details. This iconic piece is a perfect example of how a design can still be aesthetic and meaningful while only utilizing basic form and shapes.
Walking Elephant 3D Zoetrope by Dmitriy Bessmertny
I love the idea of 3D printing your own zoetrope! The first time I saw one of these in real life I was truly amazed. (Need proof? My instagram video reaction is just filled with Ooos and Ahs. The design links you to a blog post with more info on the zoetrope and I say, check it out even if you’re not going to print this!
Is your cat already on a dark side? Is it ready for Halloween? No? You should print this 3D Armor. It looks so cool, scary and cute all at the same time. The armor even has a skeleton ☠ More than that there is an awesome tail, so your cat will have a new toy to play with!
ThumbThing by NQT.2015 by QuangTri
We all know that finding that perfect comfortable spot and position for reading books is hard. Especially when you have to hold your book at the bottom and avoid making a crease. Well look what I found! “ThumbThing” allows you to hold the book comfortably without damaging it. You can then relax and focus on what’s important — the content.
Will do anything to plug the MadeSolid filament contest
Bucky Bowls – 3D Printed by Frew
So once again I’m kinda breaking the rules by posting a print and not a design, but this print combines TWO of my favourite designs – Andy An’s bucky bowls and WallTosh’s Thin Man. Cool print, cool pic, and Frew has earned him or herself an entry into our MadeSolid filament contest just by uploading this print! Noice.
Woman Body – Polygon Reduction by y David Mussaffi
I appreciate all people that share such designs. Look at that gorgeous 3D printed body… It inspires me to build Pinshape even better and better every day. As a bonus there are different design versions and videos 😉
Accidental Pen Thief
Bender Pen Holder by steven_dakh
I am notorious for accidentally losing and stealing pens – oops! If I had this sweet Bender pen holder, I’d have a safe place to put all my precious writing tools. Plus, it would be one place for people to look if they were missing a pen that they suspect I stole…accidentally!
Comment below with your favourite picks!
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