So I posted this a little late, but I designed these on the proper days. Each object is print in place and takes under an hour! This is a great excuse to print every day, or even design your own daily print. Happy printing!
Watermarked photos are by Dane J. Giesbrecht Photography.
Day 1 | Ring Thing | Basically, you put it on your finger or just hold it, and each segment spins freely so you can just fiddle with it when you're bored.
Day 2 | Mindless Flippy Thing | I had honestly no clue what to do with mindless. Whoever comes up with these things makes them hard.
Day 3 | Bait Printer test | I asked a couple of people what the first thing they thought of when they heard "bait", and they all said something involving a hook. So this is a small printer test, shaped like a hook. It tests acceleration, retraction, bed adhesion, layer adhesion, cooling, material settings, and general accuracy.
Day 4 | Frozen Vase | I made a vase mode snowflake, but it's the perfect size between a vase and a pencil holder, so it works for anything!
Day 5 | Build Link Thingys | These little peg-in-hole building blocks are great for kids and adults alike. They scale really well so you can print them at any size you need.
Day 6 | Low Poly Husky Statue | Special thanks to Michigan Tech for the 3D scan of the dog. This statue scales really easy, but it takes a bit of post-processing if you're printing on an FDM machine.
Day 7 | 8x8 Minecraft Enchantment Table | This is a little Minecraft-style enchantment table, and I made it super easy to print, paint, and display.
Day 8 | Frail Spires Retraction Test | Besides testing your extruder stepper, my family has found this prints 2nd purpose: a pen holder!
Day 9 | Swing Thing | I know I'm behind, but hopefully, this will tide you over until tomorrow; This little print in place object swings back and forth, and it's a great print for showing people the power of 3D printing. Also, I put some pockets in the swing so you can choose to weight it if you want.
Day 10 | Patterned Coaster | Yet another non-stick coaster, this one is a hexagon of hexagons.
Day 11 | Snowflake Shape Punch | This little guy is totally great for tracing play-doh shapes, decorating stuff, or even a cookie-cutter! But please, I beg you, if you use it as a cookie cutter, print it in a food-safe material which can withstand boiling water for a couple of minutes. 3D printed stuff isn't great for food at the best of times, so be careful
Day 12 | Dragon Coasterholder | This print will hold over 6 coasters, and it has a small footprint so it won't take up too much space.
Day 13 | Mt. St. Helens Tealight Holder | The theme is ash, so what better thing to do then a Mt. St. Helens candleholder! Mt. St. Helens was made famous for not only being a huge eruption, but it also circled the earth with its ash cloud.
Day 14 | Overgrown Polyhedra Mini Planter | This planter it super easy to print in vase mode and holds flowers, succulents, or whatever you need in a minimalist container.
Day 15 | Legendary K2 Paperweight | K2 is notorious for being harder to climb than Everest! Thankfully this print is pretty easy. It has 2 models, one with a hollow centre and one without. The hollow centre is great for putting little weights in, like washers, or Canadian pennies.
Day 16 | Wild Phone Holder | Yep, nothing says nature like a plastic thing with the sole purpose of holding up a cell phone in multiple angles. The little trees are placed to look both natural and provide support. The little hills on the model are great for providing a little friction on the bottom of the phone too.
Day 17 | MST3K Ornament | Inspired by the TV show turned Netflix remake, This print is quick, easy, and a great conversation starter.
Day 18 | Misfit Screwdriver Holder | Designed to hold 8 screwdrivers, this holder holds all but one in a standard, tip-down position.
Day 19 | Sling Mini X-bow | This little guy works with normal elastics, or even rainbow loom elastics (remember those?). I found cheap disposable pens work perfectly with this, and this is great for taking office warfare to a whole nother level.
Day 20 | Tread Pattern Cube | Perfect for play-doh, clay, or even monotype printmaking, this cube has plenty of different stuff and even some shameless advertising.
Day 21 | Treasure Maker Coin | Continuing the trend, I actually made my first maker coin. It took me 2 years, but I finally did it.
Day 22 | Ghosting Test | A great chance to flex on your friends, especially with Halloween coming up. Pun intended.