6 Cool Things We 3D Printed This Year
Well, the year is almost over now. Where’s the time gone? Indeed it feels like 2020 was just two weeks ago, not two years. Here we are now, almost in an entire new year. What better time to look back on the year just passed? So here are 6 cool things that we featured in our new monthly feature, ‘6 Cool Things to Print’, from April to now.
1. Egg Roll Basket
We featured this nifty creation in our first ‘6 Cool Things’ back in April, and it’s one of our favourites here at 3D Print Works. If you’re looking to level up your egg storage game, you won’t be satisfied with just keeping your eggs in the carton. That’s where this rather nifty egg roll basket comes in. This can hold up to 18 large eggs, but can also hold coffee pods, onions, or any other similarly shaped and sized object which needs a home outwith the cupboard.
2. Kirby Fume Extractor
Featured in June, this Kirby fume extractor is another quirky favourite of ours. Basically, what Kirby does is clear fumes from your surrounding area should you need his services. Using Kirby’s trademark inhalation skills, Kirby can save you from dangerous gases or fumes, useful for anyone doing some amateur chemistry or soldering. You can also use him to clear away cigarette smoke or just smoke in general if you’re trying to purify the air.
3. Headphone Stand
Featured in August, this is a less quirky item perhaps than the last two but it’s just as useful. Let it be known that we love this modern headphone stand. As we’re beginning to get back into the office, those pre-pandemic Boses or Sennheisers will be coming back into vogue. And headphones are a popular Christmas present, so you’ll need something to hang them on. It’s both aesthetically very nice looking, functional, and it can even be painted if you’re looking to spice up your living space.
4. SD Card Toaster
The SD card toaster brings us back to the quirky-yet-useful category that we love so much. Featured in our September blog, it's a very nice item indeed. Yours truly enjoys photography as a side hobby, but the bane of my life are SD cards. Tiny, annoying wee things that get lost as soon as you take them out of the camera, losing all of your precious work in the process. Horrific. This toaster not only snugly stores your SD cards, it makes them a tiny bit of fun to retrieve: just wait for your cards to toast and they’ll spring up!
5. iCable Guards
From the same month as the SD card toaster, these iCable guards are a real winner. Apple products famously have dodgy chargers that are notorious for fraying after a lot of use. These 3D printed iCable guards will help prolong the life of those expensive Apple chargers by keeping them protected. You could save yourself a lot of stress, time and money by 3D printing these iCable guards in time for Christmas.
6. 3D Printed Glasses Holder
To cap our list off, here’s an entry from November. If you have glasses – like I do – then you’ll know the constant struggle against them. You lose them, misplace them, sit on them, lose the case, lose your cleaning cloth – the list is endless. But now, with this glasses holder, you’ve got a place to hang your glasses, so you’ll always know where they are. A real life-saver when you’re rushing to get out in the morning and need to be able to see to function during the day.
We hope you enjoyed this final blog post of 2021! We’ve had a great time writing them for you, and everyone at 3D Printworks wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.