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3D Printed Gifts – 5 Great Ideas

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by Marko Perić
Aug 9, 2018

If you own a 3D printer, you have an ideal tool and infinite possibilities for producing gifts. The only limit is your imagination, and if that fails don't worry we have a few ideas for you to 3D print as a gift.

1. Parametric Music Box

Parametric Music Box.
Parametric Music Box. Source: Thingiverse

What is it? This is a fully operating music box. Turn the handle and the gear mechanism transfers that motion to the cylinder that has bumps in exact places that create vibrations when in contact with the long rods and thus producing sound.

Who created it?  Philipp Tiefenbacher

Who printed it? Philipp Tiefenbacher said that his friend didn’t believe that a working music box can be 3D printed. He proved him wrong. His music box is customizable in the sense that you can put different cylinders with different songs.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

2. Millenium Falcon

Millenium Falcon.
Millenium Falcon. Source: Thingiverse

What is it? Even if you’re not into Star Wars, you will recognize this model. It’s the famous Millenium Falcon specially prepared for 3D printing. This makes an ideal gift for a Star Wars fan without spending a lot of money.

Who created it? Andrew Askedall

Who printed it? The creator of this model also 3D printed it and optimized it for printing without support structures.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

3. Self-Watering Planter

Self-Watering Planter.
Self-Watering Planter. Source: Thingiverse

What is it? The name is fairly self-explanatory, it’s a two piece model of a planter that, when you fill it with water, slowly excretes that water into plants soil.

Who created it? Parallel Goods

Who printed it? Company Parallel goods that specialize in making 3D models for 3D printing.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

4. Quick shoe ties

Quick shoe ties.
Quick shoe ties. Source: Thingiverse

What is it? It’s a quick way to tie your shoes and at the same time look cool. The main advantage is that quick shoe ties maintain the same tension throughout their use. They are an ideal present for kids.

Who created it? Tino Kaartovuori

Who printed it? Tino also 3D printed this model.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

5. Geared Heart

Geared Heart.
Geared Heart. Source: Thingiverse

What is it? It’s a heart with three gears inside that can move and rotate. This model is an ideal present for your better half. It’s simple and doesn’t require a lot of time to print so if you forget your anniversary don’t sweat you can have a present in no time.

Who created it? Urban Reininger

Who printed it? Urban Reininger 3D printed this model without supports and with 10-15% infill.

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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