At 3D Printworks, we are always looking for some cool things to 3D print. We love getting sent your designs for printing, and it’s always fun to look on MyMiniFactory or Thingiverse for some great new ideas. As such, here are 6 cool things to 3D print in April for you to try out, or for you to get us to print!
I don’t know about you, but ever since Season 2 of The Mandalorian wrapped up in December I’ve been missing everyone’s favourite Star Wars character – the adorable Baby Yoda, or as he’s properly known, Grogu. And now you can have this rather cute little Grogu figurine on your desk! Designed by Christopher Frieze on MyMiniFactory, this adorable little guy will sit nicely in the palm of your hand, and will give you a nice reminder that Season 3 is coming this Christmas. And of course, if you print him out in a clear filament -which we just happen to stock here - you can paint him yourself.
3D Periodic Table
Chemistry can be difficult sometimes. And as any teacher will tell you, making chemistry interesting can also be a struggle. Enter this brilliant 3D Periodic Table from Ezequiel Skorepa on MyMiniFactory. Not only does this 3D periodic table keep the elements in their proper groups, it also displays mass and atomic weight. A great way to not only improve your décor, but also a great tool for kinesthetic learners who prefer information to be a bit more hands-on. Standing at 324mm high and 199.4mm in diameter, this will take up approximately 760g of filament, so just over one of our full reels. A great way to bond with chemistry!
Egg Roll Basket
April is the month most commonly associated with Easter, and that means eggs! Whether they’re the real thing or made by Cadbury or Kinder, we all love eggs of some description. But if you’re looking to level up your egg storage game, you won’t be satisfied with just keeping your eggs in the carton. Enter this rather nifty egg roll basket by user Cisco on Thingiverse. 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. The perfect print for any chicken owners!
“What is a gyroscup?”, I hear you ask. A gyroscup, as designed by Thingiverse user ll_nick, is a holder for your glass of wine which allows you to put it down anywhere solid. If you’re on the couch but can’t reach the table to put down your glass, you never need to get off the couch again (for better or worse) with the gyroscup. While you’ll need to do a little assembly on the gyroscup yourself, you’ll save a lot of long-term hassle with a little short-term work. Of all the cool things to 3D print we have seen, this is definitely one of the most innovative in terms of solving extremely minor first-world problems.
We’ve all been wearing masks for a while now, to the point where it’s become normal. But one thing I personally still hate about wearing a mask if when I’m going to the shop and suddenly I can’t see a thing because my glasses have fogged up. As all glasses wearers will know, it is the bane of your life fiddling with your mask and your glasses to try and unfog them while also trying to shop normally. Partly, we care about cool things to 3D print because they can solve problems like this. This anti-fog clip by lecutterjaune on Thingiverse might just be the solution to this pet hate. Fast to print, easy to use, and best of all, malleable with hot water, this anti-fog clip fits nicely on to the bridge of your nose between your mask and your glasses, and will make that shop all the more bearable for its presence.
Toothpaste Tube Squeezer
Lastly, this list of cool things to 3D print is concluded by this rather excellent toothpaste tube squeezer by MyMiniFactory user Justin Otten. As anyone knows, one of the most necessary parts of your daily routine can easily become one of the most annoying parts of it when the toothpaste has nearly ran out. But this is a relatively easy problem for those who are fully able. Disabled people can struggle with even the full tube of toothpaste. This tube squeezer not only makes life easier by removing a first-world problem, but also makes life easier for people who are handicapped. We actually printed this ourselves a while ago, and we loved the results!
We hope you enjoyed these 6 cool things to 3D print in April! If you’re wanting to print any of them but have run out of filament, we just happen to have filament in stock, and you’re just in time for our Easter sale. And we could also print some of them for you, if you’re just desperate to own some of these 3D printed goodies.