The ability to design and manufacture or use someone else’s design to create your products is good for your wallet and for the planet. Instead of buying from a store or shipping all over the country, you can solve many everyday problems from the comfort of your couch.
Learn how to solve nine of life’s annoying «problems» with a simple 3D printing wizard.
Bicycle carrying handle
As a regular cyclist, you’ve had to carry your bike up and down stairs more times than you care to remember. Whether it’s the normal routine of getting in and out of the house, or the occasional haul on public transport, most bikes are heavy and awkward to carry.
This 3D printed bike handle will ease your struggle and make carrying your bike a breeze. Since your bike is easier to take with you, you are less likely to leave it outside and risk it being stolen. You can download the model to make it yourself, or pay $38.99, to choose a color and print it for you.
Have you ever put your umbrella somewhere and then forgot it? Or did you have to put your bag on the dirty floor because there was nowhere to hang it?
The Bstrong Travel Hook solves these common dilemmas on the go. Made from polyamide, it’s light enough to carry in your bag yet strong enough to hold up to 25 pounds of gear.
You can use it at work, in a restaurant, anywhere you need to hang your bag, jacket or anything else you wear.
You can make your own crochet at home or pay $24.68, to have Bstrong print it out for you.
How much time do you spend looking for keys every day?
This small organizer has room for 3 hooks and will blend discreetly into your home. Hang it on a door for easy access or hide it in a closet. It can also be useful for hanging earplugs and other small everyday items that are easy to lose.
You can download the model for free and print it at home or use a 3D printing service.
Light switch labels
Today’s switches have 2, 3, or even 4 light switches, and it’s not always easy to remember what goes with what. Whether you’re always confusing street lighting with living room lighting or fumbling to light up stairs in the dark, these switch tags will brighten up your life. Current options include «Staircase, Dining Room» and «Family, Dining Room». If you really want to get crafty, you can change the plan to choose your own words.
Download the project for free from MakerBot Thingiverse.