nate of nine

Tag: 3dprinting

Mediocre Cookies

Mediocre Cookies

NOTE: This post was released after it was written as to not spoil the surprise 🙂 Today was a friend’s birthday, a friend who has obsessively fallen in love with Mad Max: Fury Road. So when I saw this Mad Max cookie cutter on Thingiverse […]

Bats in the House!

Bats in the House!

The kids and I decided to make some decorations for Halloween with the 3D printer. Our first attempt was these cute little bats from Thingiverse. They print flat and then you insert the wings into the flat body so they stand out from the wall […]

Marvin the Monitor

Marvin the Monitor

Last night I wanted to test out tweaking my layer height on my 3D printer. I picked the Marvin Keychain from Thingiverse since it was small and had some details I thought would be a good test. He can hang out on top of my […]

Coffee Cap

Coffee Cap

More 3D printing tonight! This time, a screw top for our ground coffee. This clever top pieces together on top of an existing bag of beans (ground or whole) to make sealing and pouring much easier. I tried printing this one with a 0.15mm layer […]

Apple Lightning Cable Protector

Apple Lightning Cable Protector

While I’m much happier with the durability (and ease of pluggable use) of Apple’s Lightning cable, I’ve noticed that all my cords have started to disintegrate. Electrical tape seems to extend the life, but doesn’t feel very solid and looks gross especially after gunk starts […]

3D Printed Earrings

3D Printed Earrings

I thought I’d try my luck at making some costume jewelry (at least for my daughters, if not my wife as well). I still may use a metal printing service like Shapeways for nicer jewelry for my wife, but the homemade 3D printed jewelry has the […]

Speeding Up Slic3r

I’m fairly new to 3D printing, but one of the first things I noticed was how slow Slic3r can be when generating gcode files to print. After some quick Googling it seems as though Slic3r grew in popularity back when it was faster but has since […]