50 Useful 3D Printed Objects That Will Make Your Life Easier!

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Technology is rapidly evolving and we evolve along with it. We become comfortable in our own homes, we buy things with the push of a button, and some of us rarely go outside to face any type of weather due to online shopping. I wonder how long it will take until all of us won’t have to leave our houses? Will we enter the Star Trek area and simply materialize products out of thin air?

I think that with 3D printing, we just made our first step that into the future, and soon we will turn fiction into reality.

I never imaged how far we can go, and what we can achieve from the comfort of our own office chairs.

But to see a small glimpse of the possibilities, I made this list of 3D Printed objects, which will make you reconsider your lifestyle.

1. Chess Pieces

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 5 – 15 min per piece
Chess Pieces
View on Yeggi

If you need a game to test your mind this is the one for you. 3D printers can put your favorite games on the table and you will have the possibility to make your own board game collection. Sound neat right?

2. Bird Feeder

Level: Advance
Time to Print: 1 – 5 hours depending on complexity
Bird Feeder
View on Thingiverse

You may find it soothing when a bird comes up to your window and starts to sing a peaceful song. Well this is the perfect way to draw them close!

3. Fedora Hat

Level: Advance
Time to Print: 30 min – 3 hours
Fedora Hat
View on Cgtrader

Do you lack the perfect accessory to attend that underground music festival? Rather than going out and buying that nice hat that you craved for, why not simply print it?

4. Lego Pieces

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 2 – 5 min per piece
Lego Pieces
View on Thingiverse

When was the last time that you played with Legos? Are you lacking that main piece to build the Millennium Falcon? Worry not! We’ve got you covered!

5. Lock and Key

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: Up To 30 min
Lock and Key
View on Thingiverse

Depending on where you are from, it may be essential to keep things under lock. You may need to lock your jewelry, your bike or even some SD cards with important data on it. In the real word you can use a solid lock and key, but if you just want to keep things away from your friends this may be a fun alternative.

6. Screwdriver

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: Up to 1 hour
Screwdriver
View on Grabcad

Don’t you find it annoying when you have to fix something in the house but you lack the tools? 3D Printing can be your best friend in times like these.

7. Tea Pot

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 3 hours+
Tea Pot
View on Myminifactory

Are you a fan of Alice in Wonderland? Do you have a daughter? How far down the rabbit hole can you go?

With this plastic tea cup you can recreate those favorite moments with your family and enjoy some quality fun.

8. Door Stop

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 15 – 30 min
Door Stop
View on Thingiverse

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Or better yet, do you need something to hold the door for you? This 3D printed door stop is just the right thing for you.

9. Wire Holders

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 30 min – 1 hour
Wire Holders
View on Thingiverse

Wires can get messy if you have a PC, a tablet, a laptop, a phone, a speaker and that old radio that your grandpa gave you and you have no other place for it. I think it’s time to 3D print yourself a wire holder!

10. Robot with multiple functions

Level: Advance
Time to Print: 30 min – 1 hour
Robot with multiple functions
View on Myminifactory

You can find countless of robots out there that have multiple functions. Google made its own robot that can carry boxes and do back flips, but you can create your own robot that can hold your valuables! It’s the little things.

11. Phone cover and wallet

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 20 min – 1 hour
Phone cover and wallet
View on Cgtrader

How many things can you carry on you? As a guy, I prefer to have as few things on me as possible. With this phone case, I can easily carry my cards and money, while leaving my wallet at home.

12. Phone dock with amp

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1h – 3h
Phone dock with amp
View on Thingiverse

If you constantly search for your phone before work, you have to come up with the perfect dock for it. There’s quite a few crazy ideas out there, so why not find one that is perfect for you?

13. Cutlery

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 10 – 15 min per piece
Cutlery
View on Thingiverse

Are you planning a dinner party? Then get everything ready by printing your own cutlery set. You can even find all-in-one pieces if you are planning a camping trip! So let your imagination run free.

14. Tentacle stand for you tablet

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 2 hours
Tentacle stand for you tablet
View on Thingiverse

Statistics show that by the end of 2021, over 1.2 billion tablets will be spread all over the world. Out of these devices owners, at least 1% should have this cool tentacle stand. I know I would.

15. Octopus SD Card Holder

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 30 min – 1 hour
Octopus SD Card Holder
View on Thingiverse

I did a bit of photography in the past so I know how easy it can be to misplace your SD cards. Now with this adorable 3D printed SD card holder, you can organize your cards without worrying about your next photo-shoot.

16. Coasters

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 5 – 10 min
Coasters
View on Thingiverse

We all need coasters. Once we become responsible adults, we know that it can be annoying when someone places their cup on our newly polished oak table. For that we need coasters!

17. Earbud holders

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 20 min – 1 hour
Earbud holders
View on Thingiverse

Putting your wired earbuds in your pocket can be a bit troublesome. They always come out tangled and you have to have patience to untangle them. Simply, 3D print your own holder and you won’t have any more problems with it.

18. Desk Lamp

Level: Expert
Time to Print: 2 – 4 hours+
Desk Lamp
View on Thingiverse

Do you enjoy reading before bedtime? Having your own 3D printed desk lamp will bring you more joy when reading your favorite book. Why not start today?

19. Wall Mount

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 15 – 30 min
Wall Mount
View on Thingiverse

Either you mount a mirror or put your guitar in the right place, a wall mount should find its rightful spot in every household. I know that this could be a good support for my guitar if I mount it in my living room.

20. Laptop Stand

Level: Expert
Time to Print: 2 – 4 hours+
Laptop Stand
View on Thingiverse

If you travel a lot or simply need to get a new desk for you kid, a 3D printed laptop stand can come in handy and save you a couple of $. Why not have two?

21. Pen Holders

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 3 hours+
Pen Holders
View on Thingiverse

Deadpool is always fun to have around. If you are a Marvel fan you definitely need to have Deadpool on your desk. This pen holder will put Deadpool to work and it will brighten your day every time you look at it.

22. Coat Hanger

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 5 – 15 min
Coat Hanger
View on Thingiverse

Working at your own cubicle may limit the amount of space and storage that you have around you. In this case, you will need something small and useful that will count on the long run, like this coat hanger.

23. Scissors

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 15 min – 45 min
Scissors
View on Thingiverse

Running with scissors may sound like fun, but it is something that shouldn’t be considered. I find it more exciting to build them from scrap, and this post offers an insight of how you can achieve that with help from 3D Printing.

24. Window Scraper

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 30 min – 2 hours
Window Scraper
View on Pinshape

Have you ever had a harsh winter that made you think twice before heading off to work? It’s always best to prepare in advance, so why not take into consideration this 3D printed windows scraper?

25. Measuring Cups

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 15 – 30 min per cup
Measuring Cups
View on Cults3d

Do you enjoy cooking or are you on a strict diet? In this case you will have to consider a measuring cup set for your home. These cups will aid you in your quest for the ultimate body shape.

26. Vase

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 3 hours+
Vase
View on Thingiverse

It’s difficult to find the perfect vase. Whatever I find online, I think that it’s either too old school or it’s not suitable for my tastes. I think that 3D printing will help me with this choice in the future.

27. Robotic Arm

Level: Expert
Time to Print: 24 hours+
Robotic Arm
View on Thingiverse

Do you need a helping hand around the house? Someone to vacuum, wash the windows or maybe give you a good back rub from time to time? Although it may come with a few limitations, this humanoid robot arm is definitely something that you should explore. It can shake your hand and give you a pat on the shoulder when you come back from a hard day of work. Isn’t that something?

28. Combination Safe

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 2 hours
Combination Safe
View on Thingiverse

Keeping important keys under lock may help when the time comes to use them. Think about it, your man cave and that shabby trailer that you’ve purchased are for you, and for you alone!

29. Shoes

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 2 hours
Shoes
View on Thingiverse

Remember that Underground Music Festival? You already got the hat for it so why not get some matching shoes? You can now print a variety of shoes of every shape and color that can bring the right vibe to the right party.

30. Storage Boxes

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 15 – 30 min per box
Storage Boxes
View on Thingiverse

Say NO to hording! I know that throwing your things in a corner just to forget about them for a few months, is the easiest way to do this. But keeping things tidy is what you really want to do. With these storage boxes, you can keep your mind at ease that your things are in the right place. Only the thought soothes my mind.

31. Headphones Holder

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 30 min – 1 hour
Headphones Holder
View on Thingiverse

I often leave my headphones in my backpack, or simply throw them on my keyboard just to pick them up when I use them again. This is something that most of us are used to , but why not think of them as our most valuable treasure? For this, you will need a proper support and a just the right spot for them.

32. Rechargeable Flash Light

Level: Expert
Time to Print: 1 – 2 hours
Rechargeable Flash Light
View on Thingiverse

Looking for things during the night can become troublesome. You may want to keep the lights off so you won’t bother the people living with you, or you have to search for something in your backyard that has limited access to a light source. I know that most of us can use our phones, but why not use something cool that you can print out?

33. Whistle with Compass

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 30 min – 1 hour
Whistle with Compass
View on Thingiverse

I enjoy whistling and I’ve been doing since when I was young. Don’t get me wrong, I only whistle when I go to football matches or when I am at a concert (Yep, I am that annoying guy), but I think that it’s a fun skill to have. You may not have this skill, but whistling may be essential in times of need. For example, if you get lost, this whistle with a compass may come in handy.

34. Cork Screw and Bottle Opener

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 2 hours
Cork Screw and Bottle Opener
View on Thingiverse

Now I don’t know how solid this is and how long it will last, but I am sure that it can do the job right. With proper editing, this cork screw and bottle opener can make the original obsolete. Not anytime soon, but just imagine that!

35. Selfie Stick

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 2 – 3 hours
Selfie Stick
View on Thingiverse

I like my selfies. When I am at the seaside, when I am with my friends, a selfie can be a long-lasting memory that you can look upon at any point in your life. However, the perfect selfie needs a proper selfie stick. Although this particular one is for a GoPro device, there are numerous designs out there that you can use for your mobile, tablet or DSLR Camera.

36. Death Star Wall Lamp

Level: Expert
Time to Print: 3 hours+
Death Star Wall Lamp
View on Pinshape

I grew up watching Star Wars. I saw all episodes from old to new, from first to last, and I can say that all of them had an impact on my life. My favorite was “The Phantom Menace” and my favorite scene was the fight between Darth Maul, Obi-One and Qui-Gon. However, the most memorable one, out of all these Star Wars movies, was indubitably the Death Star destruction that was achieved by Luke Skywalker. To commemorate that moment, every Star Wars fan should have this lamp in their bedroom.

37. Modular Wristwatch

Level: Expert
Time to Print: 1 – 3 hours+
Modular Wristwatch
View on Pinshape

In order to buy the perfect wristwatch, you have to search through a few shopping malls and then search deep into your pockets to pull out the amount that is worth. Not all watches come cheap, and not most of us can afford them. But if you know someone with a 3D printer, you should forward them this link and who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky yourself a new watch.

38. Batman Page Holder

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 5 – 30 min
Batman Page Holder
View on Thingiverse

Do you read through a lot of comics or books? Don’t you find it stressful to keep both hands on the pages while the bus is moving or while you are surrounded by a lot of people that ride the public transport?

This Batman page holder can help you on the journey to the land of imagination.

39. Self-Watering Planter

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 3 hours+
Self-Watering Planter
View on Cults3d

It’s hard to take care of your favorite plant when you are away. Yes, you can call a friend over to tend to your plant’s needs, but why not think smart. A Self-Watering Planter can keep your darling plant alive for a few extra days, just enough that you can enjoy another dip in the sea.

40. Automated Dog Feeder

Level: Expert
Time to Print: 24 hours+
Automated Dog Feeder
View on Thingiverse

I understand that plants are difficult to take care of when you are away, but what about your best companion in the world? People try to make things easier both for themselves and for their favorite pets, so they build gadgets that can assist them when the going gets tough. Now I don’t know if this automated dog feeder was invented so that the person who made it, can go out for that romantic weekend, but I do know that sometimes it may be a life saver.

41. Sunglass Sun Car Visor Clipper

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 5 – 15 minutes
Sunglass Sun Car Visor Clipper
View on Thingiverse

Most of the time I manage to misplace my sunglasses. It can take me a long time to find them,but most of the time I just get out of the house wearing a hat, just to keep the sun away from my eyes. If I drive to work,I find it troublesome when the sun sends its rays down from all directions. It’s best simpler just to get the appropriate clipper to keep my sunglasses at grasp, and then I will always know where they are.

42. Camera Tripod

Level: Expert
Time to Print: 2 – 4 hours+
Camera Tripod
View on Thingiverse

Photography equipment can be very expensive. I see a lot of videos online with people that improvise a certain lens, or a support, in order to take a decent photo. While they can save some money on the shooting day, on the long run they will have to recreate the improvisation, and this will take a lot of time. I’m not saying that that won’t do the trick. but sometimes they have to know that there’s a lot of possibilities out there that can do the job right.

43. Toothpaste Squeezer

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 15 – 30 min
Toothpaste Squeezer
View on Thingiverse

I was looking for this product over a week ago and I didn’t even know that it can be 3D printed. Can you imagine the satisfaction of fully emptying a toothpaste tube with this small gadget?

44. Swiss Army Style Key Chain

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 30 min – 1 hour
Swiss Army Style Key Chain
View on Thingiverse

I won’t expect you to become MacGyver when you open the front door of your house, but this idea is very interesting when it comes to keeping your keys organized. With this key chain, the keys won’t give you a headache when you get them out of your pocket, and they should be easy to spot in any room.

45. Wrench

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 2 hours
Wrench
View on Thingiverse

Whenever winter is coming, we have to take into consideration that some problems may come along with it. Either there’s a pipe that needs changing or a car wheel that needs adjusting, a wrench shouldn’t be kept away from your toolbox. I don’t know if this particular one can be used when you have a tough job, but I am sure that you can adjust your bike wheals and chain, to keep your self on track for the upcoming months.

46. pGarden Shovel Garden Shovel

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 1 -2 hours
Garden Shovel Garden Shovel
View on Thingiverse

A passion for gardening should be passed down from generation to generation. I don’t know if you had the chance, to feel the warm soil under your fingers, and the cool breeze of the wind as you are planting your own tree. The feeling of life is great no matter the scale, and I think that a shovel like this has the potential to bring a lot of happiness in a person’s heart.

47. Piggy Bank

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 30 min – 1 hour

View on Cults3d

Savings, savings and a lot more savings! People should learn how to save money during their lifetime. It should be thought in school and it should be the first thing that your parents say when you turn 12. Sadly, I started to save money a bit late and I am slowly recovering what I’ve spent throughout these years. Although I can’t say that I have any regrets, I am thinking what would’ve happened if I had this piggy bank during my teen years.

48. Hexabox Storage

Level: Beginner
Time to Print: 1 – 2 hours
Hexabox Storage
View on Thingiverse

I can imagine this hive of hexa boxes in a gamer’s life. Just above a gaming console, this hive will be filled with DVD’s, action figures, and different sci-fi objects that you can find on the big screen. Personally, I would add some led lights to make this even more interesting!

49. Airfreshener with led lights

Level: Expert
Time to Print: 2 – 4 hours
Airfreshener with led lights
View on Cults3d

This design simply blew my mind! The thought of automating the flow of fresh air in my house brings me thrills. You can program this when you are not home, and as soon as you come into your home the freshener will spray aromas in the air that will spike your senses. This certainly is a must have in my home.

50. Arm Cast

Level: Advanced
Time to Print: 1 – 2 hours
Arm Cast
View on Thingiverse

We all have unexpected accidents at least once in our life, but how many of us fear going to the doctor?

Save yourself a trip and some money with this do-it-yourself arm cast (give your doctor a call first just to be sure).

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