Pinshape’s Top Designs! – May 27th, 2016

Pinshape’s Top Designs! – May 27th, 2016

Here’s our favorite designs on Pinshape this week! We have a few new faces from the Formlabs team sharing their top picks and there will be even more next week!


lucas_sillyLucas’ Pick


Minecraft Sword by daveyclk

The all powerful Minecraft sword! Dave has some great prints uploaded. This one is dual colour ( he paused the print at layer 32 and changed the filament to gold). Very cool. Turned out really well. Enjoy!


jibranJibran’s Pick

SEO Specialist
Roald Dahl’s Protegé

Mechanical Pencil by concetto.oku.2

I’m a big fan of simplicity and this mechanical pencil definitely fits the bill. Best part is no matter what kind of 3d printer you have access to, this print is bound to come out just fine. I think it’s time to right that novel you were aching to write. Lead not included.


Ariel’s Pick 


Jaws Phone Stand by mybrainhurts

Sharks are 200 million years older than dinosaurs and sometimes I feel like I have spent 200 million years looking for my phone. This design makes an already pretty awesome animal into a helpful desk ornament. Plus who doesn’t want an extra excuse to hum the jaws theme song?


victoria_sillyVictoria’s Pick

UI/UX Designer 
Puzzle Fighter 

3D Modular Snap Puzzle Mazes

Snap Puzzle Whuuut?! By this time I think most of you know that I’m a puzzle lover and and endless fidgeter. This little modular snap-together maze will make an excellent addition to any coffee table to keep flighty hands occupied! I’m looking forward to seeing this project evolve in complexity and sturdiness.?


Craig’s Pick

Mechanical Engineer


Crocodile by Shubbak

If there’s anything I love more than animals, it’s 3D printing animals. This crocodile by Shubbak takes a killer aquatic beast and embraces toonish fat proportions for an adorable end result. Plus, it comes in low-poly and high-res, for whichever aesthetic you like better! Check out Craig’s print!


laurenLauren’s Pick 

Content Manager 

MyPie Catapult by Explore Making

This is a great project for anyone just getting started in 3D printing and tinkering! This kit includes all the 3D files for a catapult with instructions on how to assemble it. I also love the inspiration behind the project – wanted to buy something from the store, decided she would make one herself with a 3D printer instead. My kind of project!


karenKaren’s Pick

Community Manager
Brighten up!

3D-printable lampshade by CreativeTools

I’ve really been wanting to get into D&D recently—now I’m just looking for a willing Dungeon Master among my friends. The standard dice boxes will sit very nicely atop zheng3’s dice plinth! It even has a little secret compartment! Keep the game’s aesthetics going even when the campaign is paused 🙂


nick_sillyNick’s Pick

Road Warrior

Mad Max Toy Car by 3Dracers

Are you ready for the inevitable post-apocalyptic world that movies keep telling us will be the future? Yeah, me neither. At least with this cool Mad Max inspired car from 3DRacers, you’ll be able to pretend like you are! This is another entry in their lineup of cool cars and accessories, and they even have versions you can rig up with Arduinos and a few other parts to drive them with your smart phones!


Kevin’s Pick


AG 3DFY XFRAME by Antigravity Racing

The 2 piece frame design seems to offer good protection of the flight controller. The geometry looks like it is well designed for 3D printing. Keeping the frame thin means it will print quickly. Micro indoor FPV is so much fun!



We’d love to hear from you! 

That’s it for this week! Which Pinshape design would you have chosen? If you decide to bring these designs to life, we look forward to seeing your uploaded prints! 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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