Saturday, February 1, 2014

Household Item Designs

One of my big gripes with 3D printing is that the technology is not obviously beneficial to Joe Sixpack (regardless of what the media portrays). There is obviously huge value in 3D printing for engineers, designers, and hobbyists but what is the average person supposed to do with it? Basically if you aren't proficient in CAD, 3D printing is nearly useless. Sure there are design repositories like GrabCAD and ContentCentral. But anyone can submit files, there is little to no moderation and every file that I have downloaded from these sources has failed miserably. I now no longer use these resources since they are so frustrating. What the average person needs is an .stl repository with images of successful prints and a data-table that links the .stls to viable printers.

To that end I am organizing all of my household designs in this location. They have all successfully printed on mono-filament repraps. There are .stl download links hosted on shapeways in each of the individual pages.

  • Dishwasher Clean_Dirty Plaque
  • Custom Spinbrush Kids Toothbrush Holder