3D Printable Files & 3D Models

Looking for 3D print files, models or projects? Check out our articles about 3D models for your 3D printer and other uses.

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Most of them are free!
10 Most Amazing Video Game Characters to 3D Print

Ah, video game statues! Without them, your desk or shelf would be so empty. We’ve assembled the most adorable video game statues and figurines for 3D printing.

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The Great Selfie Bake-Off
Get Your Portrait on a 3D Printed Custom Cookie Cutter

When selfies and cookies collide, amazing things are possible. A 3D printed custom cookie cutter means you can now eat your own face. Are you not impressed?

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3D printed camera tools
3D Printed DSLR Accessories Essential For Filmmakers

Filmmaking live on a notoriously tight budget. You can save a huge amount of money using these 3D printed tools!

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Make Your Own Raspberry Pi Laptop With a 3D Printed Case

Seeking a challenging project for Raspberry Pi 3? Check out this Raspberry Pi Laptop using the official touchscreen and a 3D printed case.

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Hero in a Half Shell
Save the Pangolin with a 3D Printed Pangolin

The pangolin is the world's most hunted animal and now faces extinction. To raise awareness, one maker has designed a 3D printed pangolin.

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Printing Sheep
Weekend Project: Reuse Old Filament Spools to Create a 3D Printed Zoetrope

Do empty spools of filament make you blue? Well, cheer up! Dominik Císař of Prusa Research shows us how to reuse a spool of Prusament to create a 3D printed zoetrope that features prancing sheep!

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PLA Glue Gun
Weekend Project: 3D Printing Sticks for PLA Hot Glue Gun

Who needs a 3D printer when you have a hot glue gun? A new Hackaday project from Donald Papp shows us how to use molten PLA filament to glue 3D printed objects together.

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Weekend Project: 3D Print Your Own RetroPie Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch games console is an undeniable success. But, retailing for a few hundred dollars, its does require a significant chunk of change. Why not build your own for a fraction of the cost instead? Here's how (disclaimer: the PiSwitch will not play Nintendo Switch games).

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To Infinity and Beyond
Homemade Astro Pi Cases Take Twitter by Storm

Since the release of the STL files for the Astro Pi flight case, makers have been sharing pictures of their homemade cases to Twitter.

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I Love You, Dad
Father’s Day 3D Printed Gift Guide

Only three days to go before Father's Day in the US. Surprise your dear old dad with a 3D printed gift you can buy or make at home.

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Minions
Awesome Minions straight from a 3D printer

Need Minions? There are lots of designs on Thingiverse’s and Shapeways’ websites that you can either print out yourself or have printed for you.

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Hot Wheels
This Swerve Drive is Almost Entirely 3D Printed

Got a lightweight robot in need of some locomotion? Maker LoboCNC has you covered with this 3D printed swerve drive.

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Star Wars: The Force Prints
This Is Probably the Most Beautiful 3D Printed Lightsaber

This is the 3D Printed Lightsaber you are looking for, young Jedi. A movie props designer printed this awesome Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber - and you can even 3d print it yourself.

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Mirror, Mirror.
3D Print this Amazing Optical Illusion

The optical illusion "Ambiguous Cylinder" has been driving everyone crazy on Reddit. Finally, there is now a 3D printed solution to put your confused mind at rest.

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3D Printed Maps: How to Make a Topo Map to 3D Print

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D topographic model of any landscape you and have it output on a 3D printer.