. . . I could make stuff like this:
Give up? It’s a camera cradle, for taking photos and video from an elevated angle without having to buy and break out a tripod:
Of course, you have to elevate it above the scene by placing it on a table or shelf or stack of books. Presumably you won’t need your 3D printer for that!
Next, there’s this keychain ounce scale:
The side of the fob to the right of the chain is scientifically engineered to weigh one ounce more than the side to the left. Thus if you clip a bag to the left hand side and it (the bag) weighs less than an ounce, it (the keychain fob) will tilt accordingly:
Parents in Washington State, your kids may find this handy to stay out of trouble. And moving right along . . . .
Have you ever studied from a thick textbook while trying to do something with your hands, say like type at a computer or slurp soup, only to discover that the mischievous pages have minds of their own? Then you need these:
And what are those? Why, they are ‘page anchors’ designed to facilitate the hands-free reading experience:
Now you can type and slurp at the same time and never lose your place.
Well, this seems to be a ‘weighty’ blog entry, because the final item is a ’tissue box base’ filled with pennies to weigh it down:
And the reason you weigh it down is so that you can pick one tissue from the box without the whole box lifting off the table:
Now you can type or slurp with one hand while getting a tissue with the other. We live in an age of wonders.
(But perhaps you’re wondering what keeps the box from separating from the base? I don’t have a ready answer. A very snug fit indeed, I would guess, or a rubber band around the bottom of the box to serve as a shim. Hmm.)
Once again, I don’t have a 3D printer, and I don’t have the files to make these things either. But if you want to make the files and print the objects yourself, go right ahead.