With little more than a budget 3D printer you can create just about anything your imagination can come up with. Prosthetics, toys and vehicles are just some of the things that you can create. But here are 10 awesome project ideas to try with your 3D printer at home.
1. Phone Cases
Phone cases can be a little pricey, and finding one that really speaks to you and your style can be tough. Luckily, your 3D printer has your back. You can print a phone case for any cell phone model, and they make pretty cool gifts.
Headphones or earbuds are a must for every mobile device. That might be why it’s always better to have a spare pair or three on hand. Keep a pair in your car, in your desk at work and anywhere else you know you’ll be listening.
3. Bag Holder
These make unloading after a grocery trip much easier. You’ll be able to make fewer trips between the car and the house or walk more comfortably with your grocery bags.
4. Cookie Cutters
This is a great idea for bakers and kids alike. Cookie cutters make PB & J a lot more fun to eat, great modeling dough shapers, exciting cookies and interesting fruit. Making your own at home gives you the option for a unique array of shapes.
Whether you’re looking for slanted stacking bins or a desktop file rack, a 3D printer can handle it. You can quickly and easily organize your office, kitchen, bedroom and more. The ability to have bespoke organizers means you get exactly what you need.
6. Water Bottle
Water is the staff of life, as is art for many of us. Satisfy your need for both by printing your own water bottle. Customize the shape, volume and art for a great drinking experience.
7. Musical Instruments
Surprise! Printing instruments are surprisingly easier to do than you may be thinking. You can even print an acoustic or electric guitar. Expand your sound and your collection of instruments, and it could turn out that you’re your favorite instrument maker.
Mass production has taken a lot of the comfort out of footwear. 3D printed shoes make you the shoemaker. Now you can enjoy the comfort that comes with custom made shoes. Now that bunion won’t ruin your shoes and that slightly larger right foot can finally stretch all the way out in your sneakers.
9. Turbine Water Saver
This small little attachment can have a big impact on your energy expenses. Turbine water savers help you use less water by distributing the water in a wide arc to increase your efficiency when washing.
This is a more challenging project as it requires some assembly and smoothing, but it can be well worth it to have a truly unique camera that can capture your point of view.
If you’re new to 3D printing, there’s plenty of cool things here to try. And if you’re more experienced and ready to take on some larger projects, we’ve got you covered too.