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Designed a ruler that makes dotted lines for my engineering classes
No More Accidentally Flipping The Switch On!
I printed some two-color QR coasters so my guests can connect to the WiFi without asking me for the password
Made a to do list stencil for making clean looking lists
Quickdraw baked beans holster
Angled Switch Plate
Stencils I made for quickly drawing axes for Trigonometry homework on graph paper
It took me about 5 iterations to get it right, but it was worth it!
I made a key card, so I can keep my keys in my wallet. :)
I travel a lot, so I made this protector for my phone charger
Simple faucet extender for my new apartment so I don't have to keep hitting my hands into the back of the sink
3D printed casing for HDMI connector. Original was unreasonable big, so i made smaller one
I wanted my regular curtains to open and close automatically. So I built this curtain rod using 2020 extrusions, stepper motors, and an ESP32 for wireless control. Now they open at 6am to help me wake up easier and close at night so people don't see inside.
Lockbox for my morning alarm. I put the key in my freezer every night. Changed my mornings!
My ancient beard trimmer seems to suck the life out of C size batteries. I made an adaptor so I can use AA size rechargeables.
Anyone looking for a doorstop?
I posted a couple carabiners last week. Several in this sub took it upon themselves to chastise me for printing something that didn’t last forever. Just for them, I spent all weekend printing over a dozen. I’m now going to not use them. Quit telling others what they can and can’t print.
I designed a ruler with templates for commonly used symbols. To use in static engineering class.
Printed a Sisyphus statue to push my TP up a shelf for all eternity
I needed new storage for my contact lens so I made this Smart Contact Dispenser!
I shall never juggle sauce and nugget, so saith the Prusa.
Tidied up the bathroom counter a bit!
Got tired of carrying my ruler and stencil around with me, so I combined both and now I just clip it to my calculator!
Got my grandma all excited for 3D printing!
Fiancé called me in tears because she lost her coolant cap somewhere in the engine compartment, with an important trip tomorrow. 32 minutes later...
My cactus was leaning heavily on one side so I made it a crutch
I was tired of all the dust I was getting while making holes in the drywall. This solved all my issues.
Forced air vent boot/shoe/glove/misc wet kid stuff dryer (1 1/2” pvc with printed vent adapter)
Left handed guitars tend to be more rare and expensive so I made my own Stratocaster guitar body. Fully functional and sounds GREAT.
Little stencil set to help me draw stuff faster for chemistry.
Broke the neighbors tool.... Maybe they won't notice
Been waiting for this day!
I hate flossing, but flossers are a waste of plastic, so I 3D printed a reusable one!
I won a design contest in 7th grade so my locker thing got printed and it still works
Today's the day our baby stops banging the floor lamp into the wall.
Screw cap aluminum can holder to comply with library rules
Made a custom keycap to replace the multi-media keys. As you can tell, it launches Spotify.
Stylized headphone holder I made. Perfectly snug fit
A shower head with nearly five years of use (TPE)
Integrating 3D print into a real life thing!
Operation Bird Feeder was a success! 🐦
Fixed my daughter's Christmas present today!
Printed ABS shovel handle still going strong, 2nd winter.
I'd been running into too many broken network cables from furniture being shoved into them. I designed this to prevent that issue.
This weekend I designed and printed a set of grips for my new Nintendo Switch Lite
I made a headless electric violin for my sister's birthday.
I designed a way to prevent the baby Tylenol syringe from getting lost.
Some replacement stove *knobs*
Buzz Lightyear kept losing his head, so I made him a ‘Buzz Plug’ to help keep it in place.
After a spinal cord injury I was left with limited use of my hands. Here are some custom analog stick caps to make flying my drone easier
Printed a camera, works perfectly. (Lens was just bought, as well as the film backing, the body was just printed)
This Thing Has Become Invaluable for my Woodworking Projects - For QUICKLY Spacing Holes/Cuts/Marks Evenly.
A stencil to do engineering control diagrams
I 3D printed the ergonomic support for my Logitech m705 mouse. Fits like a glove.
Old dog poop bins around my area were missing handles and I got tired of lifting the flap without... 2 handles replaced so far!
Needed a way to prevent guests from cutting the power to the smart lights when they're turned off by the old switch.
When your hand is eF'd but Stick is Life.
Modular Rotating Spice Rack
Basketball holder for a children bike.
DSLR lens caps are about $10-15 to replace. This one was about $0.43. That first layer was a bonus. One-piece print with tensioners.
Printed a decora style insert for my garage TV that has a CAT6 keystone as well as four banana style speaker inputs.
Wanted to move the audio connector for my headset to the front edge of my desk
Functional Print found in the wild!
Train Rail Adapter for Two Different Sets
Wire straightener and spool holder
Tidy way to store GameCube Memory Cards
/u/trucekill's heat sensitive computer case.
This should be fun.. and very fast
Proprietary TV wall mount was $120 on eBay for my Sony Bravia. No 3D design experience, but it works
A button guide for a deaf/blind person my sister-in-law helps out. On the left, what they were using, the right the first working prototype. Made out of TPU. Last pic is the stages of design.
I designed and printed a battery and esc box for my custom electric skateboard.
My first self-designed functional print: a replacement shelf for my fridge door
Organizer for my electronics workbench. Printed in 5 parts on my Lulzbot Mini and stuck together with CA glue.
I really didn't want to eyeball this curve, so I printed a Radius Gauge.
Anyone print anything like this?
My wife asked for a guide to more easily see the horizontal columns in her quilting pattern. Designed with her favorite clips in mind.
I needed a drain cover, so I printed one.
Diving: with a lamp and a Gopro I don't have a free hand, so I constructed this to combine them...
A slightly functional print to get out of trouble.
My smallest replacement print so far
I designed a connector so I could make my greenhouse without drilling any holes.
3d printed form in vase mode + epoxy resin infill = custom shiftknob
I'm not convinced it's a visual improvement, but it is functional.
Phone charging station. Info in comments.
Laundry detergent cup holder
Hold the door! A new door stop all ready for Season 8.
Needed a sieve... Printed a sieve! I count this under stupid printer tricks because it's plain infill.
3D Printed Silicone Heart Valves
My shopping list holder for shopping cart coin slot
I used photogrammetry to scan a wall and fit a cover perfectly onto it
My fully printed lamp
Condom dispenser-opener I made (only the rolls and blade holder are 3d printed though)
Wanted a way to keep my ratchet straps organized in my trunk. Rubberbands are boring and this way I can get rid of left over mostly empty rolls of filament.
Windows key block for gaming
Signspinner to indicate whether dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty
Knob on my ancient radio broke, new one provided by GLaDOS.
Boots for our children’s stools to prevent them from tipping over.
3D printed little stair shoes for iron balusters
Was checking out some airsoft related posts on the 3D printing sub, crazy to see how far this one has come since.
Custom bed risers so vacuum can clean underneath
Was tired of the helping hands tipping over
I've made a battery organizer shelf for IKEA Gnedby, and I believe it worths sharing! (thing in desc)
With 3D printed parts I converted an old PS1 to house a Raspberry Pi, a birthday gift for my brother. Functional controller ports, power- & reset-buttons and power LED!
Futuristic Arm Prosthesis (that I designed and printed)
I made an extending wall lamp to go over my desk!
Old drier handle broke so I made a new one (YOYI Green PETG)
Guys I Did It
Pyrex Lid Holder
I will not be crawling under the desk and behind the PC to plug in the VR headset anymore.
Daughter loves Mickey, made her a Mickey mount for her google home.
Does this count? It helped me to stop using batteries :)
Mugs could never fit on our Nespresso machine stand, so we decided to do something about it.
I created this rifle-style grip for my macro photography setup. It's helping out a lot with holding things steady!
Organized the tea drawer
I printed a gift card box to torture my family with this Christmas
So much more space on my kitchen cabinett
I've been having issues detaching the hose from the pressure washer with wet hands. Not anymore!
Citrus juicer asked for early retirement. I said NO!
Sloped kitchen sponge holder with drain spout
Bought a “broken” umbrella at a garage sale for $3. 1 hour of design and 2 hours of printing and I have this!
I designed a little wire bending jig, 2.54 mm pitch with centreline for creating bends, my breadboard won’t look like spaghetti any more!
My apartment complex didn't have any floors numbered in the stairway, you had to count yourself while going up. So I printed my own numbering signs.
We needed to chill beverages in the kitchen sink but didn't have a drain plug. I 3D printed a mold and poured silicone to make a rubber stopper that fit the drain perfectly.
Liked the look of the in box mounting hardware but didn't want to drill holes. 3D printed command strip adapter!
Cat kept stepping on the power button. Printed a cover for it
Cat was being a little bitch...
Ceiling started leaking onto the edge of our bed. Made a quick fix while waiting for the repair guy.
A functional print, and humans being bros
I’m a senior aerospace engineering student. I printed this ducting for the RC aircraft that my friends and I designed, built, and are soon to fly.
Printed a hanger to mount my speakers to the wall
Probably one of my favorite functional prints of all time. Works better than any I've bought!
Refining my neon signs more. Here's a complete one 🙌
l designed standoffs for my laptop so l can draw on my lap while sitting
Open-source centrifuge I designed as part of an initiative for scientific hardware in developing countries. Link in comments.
Thickness Swatch, 1 to 5mm, for a real-world feel while modeling.
I designed and printed these for my HTV vive controllers.
It's not much, but it is something 😊
When I rekeyed our locks, I unfortunately chose a key whose sweet spot requires you to pull back about 20 thou in order to get the tumblers to engage. I ended up designing and printing a little shim that allows you to hit that spot with no jiggling.
Used Chain Generator to fix my toilet last night
GE wanted $43 to replace their crappy broken handle. Ender 3 paying for itself bit by bit!
Designed a slim travel case for Switch cartridges that prints in one piece and snaps securely shut.
Printed this handle to help me paint my miniatures.
Finger Step Ladder (Physical Therapy)
... a SEALED gift card cage for my brother-in-law. Merry Christmas, Paul.
3D Printed Hooks that Push into Brick wall gaps
Keep tweezers from getting lost in a deep bathroom drawer
3D printed a folding backpack hanger