Wall Mount Paint Rack

One day you have no enamel paints, the next day you’ve got 23 jars. I needed some way of storing all of my enamel paints, getting them out of the way, while not hiding them away in a drawer. Why not print a solution? Each rack holds four jars of Testor enamel or acrylic paint, with the…

Sensor Enclosure

A simple sensor enclosure for the 10 year old to do a project with an arduino and an IR sensor. The base, body, and side isolate a sensor with three wires leading to an external breadboard, while the top secures test material in place. Material: Inland Gray PLA 1.75mm Print Date: 2018/02/19-20 Print Time: base: 38…

Gift Boxes

A few gift boxes for small presents. The scaled down version was intended for small gifts, like jewelry, but ended up being very hard to close, and even harder to open. Seems like the mixture of scaling and print quality didn’t lend itself to the original tolerances between the top and bottom of the box. The Gift Card…

Lotsa Boxes

I needed eight to 10 small containers for holding Legos for a large build: the individual boxes are from a simple, yet elegant design of boxes meant to stack and hold small parts like screws, nails, and mixed electronic components: Four boxes fit nicely onto the build plate, but I probably could have squeezed in  six…

Makies Jack-o-Lantern

It was edging close to Halloween, and I just happened to have some translucent green and translucent orange filament on hand (imagine that), so a Jack-o-lantern seemed appropriate: Lit with a small LED, it had a nice glow to it: This is one of only a handful of models I’ve need to scale up for printing….

Wireframe Skull

In the spirit of Halloween, I tried out a wireframe skull model, intending it to be a pencil jar for the 10 year old. At default scale it’s unfortunately a bit small. Maybe a (singular) pencil jar… Interesting that the print time estimate was so far off when I used PrusaControl for the estimates as well as slicing.  …

Turquoise Vase as Pencil Holder

Another curved vase, like the 50% scaled vase, this time a bit bigger, a bit stronger, and a different color: My goal for this print of the vase was something big enough to hold pens and pencils. It needed to be sturdy enough to withstand daily abuse from children as well; with this print I increased the…

Miniature Curved Vase

I’ve wanted to try out vase models, and the Slic3r settings needed to make them. This vase in particular, I want to use as a pen holder. At 50% scale it’s a bit small as a pen jar, but it’ll work well as a small flower/bud vase. The default perimeter thickness makes it a bit fragile, as…