For all those with a Samsung S4 and writing utensils, this “thing” might interest you. It rocks an automotive style. Inspiration is pistons, and other engine parts. Download the STL files for free and have them printed at the service of your choice.
3D Printing is relatively slow. And while the quality of 3D printed parts from entry level machines is acceptable for prototypes, it’s not up to par with most professional consumer level products.
Check out this video on a Hobbyist DIY Plastic Injection Molding System from LNS Technologies that was recently featured on Kickstarter. Make and perfect a prototype part or invention with a 3D printer, then produce it in medium quantities with a setup like this. Awesome!
I published a 1″ Grommet on Thingiverse! Check it out. It’s very simple, but born of necessity. I used it in my kitchen to make a charging shelf inside one of our cupboards. Power for the charging hub is routed out of sight and then through the grommet. The grommet hides the 1″ hole I made with a paddle bit and finishes things off.
Now all our tablets, phones, cameras and other gear can catch a breather without displaying all their cables.