This week flew by! But to celebrate the end of the week, we browsed our site to choose our personal favourites to present to you. We’ve got some good picks for the summer— whether it’s a design that’ll require some assembly, making it the perfect summer project, or ones that you can print and have fun with under the sun, we’ve got it all. Our front-end developer Wojtek isn’t here this week, but we’ve got Allen who’s just joined the team, and has a staff pick to share with you already!
Time machine? Yes please! MakeAlot (who actually does make a lot!), designed this cool Tardis time machine from the British Sci-Fi show Doctor Who. It’s actually pretty big (see the ruler in the photo) and has drawers to keep organized!
Kid at HeartGro-Uber by desiigmo
Who doesn’t love toy cars? Especially 3D printed ones that you get to build yourself and has spinning wheels!? With a couple of different vehicles to choose from, and even a body design that can link multiple together, desiigmo has done a great job creating a fun maker project that results in a cool toy. Add some racing stripes or a cool paint job to take it to the next level. But if you’re in a city where Uber is banned, you may want to go with the Gro-Rover instead!
ArchitectureKIT creates fun configurable buildings. If you enjoy construction kits like Legos then you’ll enjoy printing and assembling this. The Kit can be printed without supports or rafts. There is also a sample kit available for free. Click here for the sample kit.
Sandy Beach Lover
Ah play time at the beach! Why go out to the store and pay $15+ for an overstocked sand play set when you can print them at home over a weekend? Haha! This is the heart of #makerlife. Anyway maybe I haven’t been paying attention to the toy section much, but that sand sifter is a neat addition to a sand toy set I haven’t seen before. Rocks be gone!!
Should Eat Healthier
This is the FIRST useful 3D printed thing I’ve used. I’ve printed off many figurines, maybe even a box or two, but this little thing saved me in my time of need. There I sat with an orange in my hand, too lazy to walk to the kitchen area. Then I remembered this orange peeler Nick had printed off a few weeks ago and that it was sitting on the shelves near my desk. I grabbed it and it worked like magic. It takes only about an hour to print out. What amazed me most was that the little nub for cutting your oranges is actually pretty sharp— I almost cut myself! Simple to use and small enough to just leave in the fruit bowl 🙂
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RC Innovation Director of the Northwest Hemisphere
This Concept Truggy is awesome and is the start of what is to come for RC Hobbyists, Bashers, and Racers. Daniel did an amazing job of innovating and creating this Prototype/Concept Car. It was great to see this 3D Printed RC Truggy in action here.
Alex Grima has left De Beers shaking in their boots with his latest design— a fast, high-quality and easy print that will forever change the art of marriage proposals. Simply take a knee, present your partner with this ring and ask them to print low poly designs with you till death do you part. It’s a foolproof plan.
Even though it’s another great target for my air rifle it’s a great design in itself! Never saw such a concept – a 3D printed design that looks like it can be stretched like an accordion. And yeah – you cannot stop him. You cannot contain him. You can only endure until he passes. #RAWR
That’s it for this week! Which Pinshape design would you have chosen? Check back next week for another set of picks from your Pinshape staff, or subscribe to our mailing list to get this delivered to your inbox every Friday!