3D printers are undoubtedly one of the best inventions till date. From printing our school projects to printing household accessories, 3D printers can save us both time and manufacturing cost along with a fun-filled experience.
In the 1980s, Hideo Kodama first started 3D printing in Japan. His aim was to develop a rapid prototyping machine. However, Kodama failed to patent his invention. Another trio of French researchers attempted the same but they too failed to patent their creation.
Charles Hull, an American carpenter was the first person to patent the creation. Later, Hull’s company launched SLA-1, the first commercial 3D printer in 1988.
We are fascinated by the different things 3D printers can create. However, it is often difficult to decide what we should work on. So, if you are looking for ideas to create fun and simple items using 3D printers, you are in the right place. We have listed the coolest things you can make with 3D printers below:
01. Tea Bag Handlers
Are you irritated about losing your teabags? Then why not print a teabag handler. These adorable-looking useful things are definitely handy. Building small teabag handlers will add charm and organization to your kitchen shelf. You can also give it as a gift to your dearer ones. Teabag handlers are one of our favorite items to print.
02. Coin Holder
Losing loose change costs, us a lot! We’ve learned from our childhood that every penny counts. But it is indeed a difficult task to keep a track of your coins at all the time. Coin Holders will definitely solve this problem. These easy to make small holders will also make your table look more desirable. The best part is it takes only a small portion of our time to create a coin holder.
03. Tooth Brush Case
The idea of insects running over our toothbrushes is horrifying. But at the same time, putting a cup to cover the bristles leaves the toothbrush wet and unhygienic. The best way to tackle this problem is to keep the toothbrush inside a tooth brush case with ventilation. This is a cool way to both experiment with the printer and solve our problem.
04. Precision Tweezers
Tweezers are one of our basic needs, from projects to removing a small particle stuck to our wall, tweezers can help us everywhere. Printing a precision tweezer is a fun and innovative experience. Tweezers are small and easy to carry. Printing them is easy and not time consuming. This is one of our personal favorites in the list.
05. Bird House
Why not provide our little bird friends with our creative innovation? With the help of a 3D printer and a few screws, we can build a cute little bird house and give our neighboring birds a decent home. They are easy to make and can easily be assembled. With a little creativity and patience, you can make a brilliant bird house in no time.
06. Photo Frame
Photo frames are almost everyone’s one of the favorite gift items. Gifting your close friends and relatives a photo frame with an attached photo will surely melt their hearts. And bonus points if it is made by you. Printing a photo frame is easy and convenient and you can also make a photo frame for yourself and capture a special memory in your house.
07. Cap Lifter
Imagine being able to lift a bottle cap with a bottle cap. With 3D printers, you can make convenient cap lifter which may look like your bottle caps. Also, you can apply your own creative imagination to create sophisticated looking and easy to carry cap lifters. After all, cap lifters are one of the items we always wish to carry everywhere. They are small and making them is an easy task.
08. Flower Vase
We all have our desired designs when it comes adding an accessory to our house. And flower vases are one of the most coveted accessories when it comes to decorating our houses. Printing your own flower vases will help you in creating your desired house-look. It will also save you the hustle of visiting too many shops to find your ideal vase.
09. Remote Holder
Remote holders will solve a lot of chaos around your house. Finding the remote has to be one of our most annoying experiences, even more if there are multiple people in the house. Building a remote holder and keeping it in a specific place will solve the recurring problem of displacing the remote. It is also easy and very fun to make.
10. Lamp Shade
Another extremely beautiful household accessory is a lamp shade. They indeed give an appealing look to your houses and offices. If you have an idle bulb, creating a lamp shade for it will be both fun and imaginative experience. You can make a lamp shade from your vision that will be the perfect fit for the spot which is to be decorated.
11. Battery Dispenser
Instead of keeping our batteries here and there, we prefer keeping them in a specific location. A battery dispenser has to be the perfect place to keep them. These innovate items are amusing to make and they can prove to be very helpful. And if you are into organizing your items, they will be your favorites in no time.
12. Desktop Organizer
Desktop organizers are one of the most important items on your study/work table. Keeping your files, pen drives, stapler, sticky notes, and many more things together, they are extremely useful. Printing a desktop organizer has to be a fun experience for you. They are easy to make and do not take much of our time. Creative and useful, they are definitely cool enough to try.
13. Moon Lamp
If you love the moon as much as we do, you must be smitten by the moon lamp. Why not make one of these lamps by yourself? You can make a magnificent looking moon lamp for your night stand in just two days. The lamp will display the surface of the moon and it will definitely add a serene look to your room. They can be of 21 centimeters in height, giving your room a brilliant touch.
14. Phone Stand
Useful in holding your phone on any given surface, phone stands are very useful. Even better if they are easy to carry around. With a 3D printer, you can make a phone stand of your desired color and size. They are easy to print and the only additional item you need to install is a small extension spring to hold the phone. For every smartphone user, this is a must have.
15. Pencil and Pen Holder
An organized study/work table is a relaxing view, at least for us. Pencil and Pen holders are convenient to keep and they add a touch to your table. They are helpful and eye-pleasing, you can easily create a holder to meet your specific needs. And it is always a good reason to self-decorate your personal space. They are easy to make and do not consume too much of your time.
16. Self-Watering Planter
Afraid that your negligence will cost the life of your dear plants? Then try printing your own self-watering planter. They are easy and entertaining to make. Printing a self-watering planter will keep your floors clean of mud and water too. They can store every type of small houseplants; however, they are best suited for kitchen herbs.
17. Toothpaste Squeezer
If you hate to waste the remaining toothpaste in the tube, you should create your toothpaste squeezer. These easy to make items will help you in squeezing every drop of the toothpaste left in the tube. Make sure you build them according to the size of the tube. They are supercool and having them will definitely help you.
18. Tape Cutter
Tape cutters will solve your life-long struggle of cutting the tapes in a symmetrical shape. They are attached to your roll of tape and you can easily cut the pieces you need. Tape cutters are small and hence, easy to make. You can print a small tape cutter in only a few hours.
19. Hanger Extension
Save your closet space by using one hanger to hold two or more clothes. Hanger Extensions will help you in hanging multiple clothing items together. They are small and there is no difficulty in making them. You can happily save the money you were going to spend in buying a crib for your closet.
20. Guitar Picks
Guitar picks have a tendency to get lost whenever you need them the most. And also, it is sometimes hard to find funky looking picks! With a 3D printer, you can print your own collection of guitar picks according to your preference. This will help you have a proxy pick whenever you lose one and you can have them look however you want.
These are the 20 cool items we are looking forward to printing. And now that you have a list full of amazing things you could print with a 3D printer, you should instantly get your hand on your nearest printer and start printing your favorite design(s).