Had a health issue and I took it easy today ….. Sooooo I drew up AWESOME new cup holders, and I published them up to my Thingiverse.
Off subject for my blog, but I printed the kids a snitch and a holder off of Thingiverse for a potter themed home school summer camp. It’s just geektastic. It is not my design, but I had to share.
One day after my first good hike, and I have a cold (from easter dinner with the family). I am stuck inside, so I am posting some of my printer projects. I know this really does not fit my tumblr, but what the hell I’m sick.
This is my piping geek iPad holder. I made up a small scale pipe and fitting library for fabrication mock ups, but it’s also fun to play with.
I am also attempting a arm guard for archery. I scanned my arm and made up a form fit model, but I need to play with the print settings a bit before I get it right. It’s really more a learning exercise in form fitting items then anything else.
Kids designed and made their own drop spindles today. Even my wife made one up. You can adjust the weight and density so really do nice job.
Today we made up a bunch of of seed cups, it was snowing outside and we are stuck in the house again. I drew up and printed out these seed cup makers a week ago. This was their big test they work great. I made about a hundred and fifty cups it took me 10 to get the system down so they looked good. The cup makers cost about a dollar in material to print. I had economy of material in mind when I made them. I am trying putting together a rig to recycle ABS and other plastics direct to filament, but for now I have to buy rolls. The black plastic troth I thought I would show off also. It is a watering rig for the chickens. It has a removable strainer and attaches to 2 liter bottles. I will take pictures of it once I get it setup. If it ever decides to get above freezing.
I do not “Prep” but if I did, printers would be at the top of my list. Things are made to throw away anymore. They have crapy little plastic parts that can’t be replaced easily without a 3d printer. I have not had one for long but It gets almost constant use. They are simple machines but a bit finicky. If your not mechanically inclined you might want to avoid them for a few more years.