The most common way of 3D printing nowadays is with FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) which is a printing process that is very inexpensive and easy to use even by beginners. Unlike with other 3D printing processes, there is no post-work required, meaning that once the printer is done with its job, that’s it. For those of you who just want to print stuff and not bother with detailed work and don’t mind the printing speed, an FDM printer is the perfect fit for you. Since this type of printing is mostly used in households, here are some ideas to help make your everyday life a bit easier.
If cable management is something that you’ve been struggling with for years I recommend you to make a cable spool yourself instead of spending money to buy one. Although with FDM 3D printing there is not much to do when it comes to customizing a piece like this, making different coloured spools for different types of cables can make it easier to find the exact cable you need.
Toothpaste Tube Squeezer
If you are getting frustrated when someone squeezes the toothpaste tube on the halfway point, well then this one is ideal for you. There are loads of print-ready files of a toothpaste squeezer you can find online and there are even some that come with a lock to prevent the tube from unrolling, like this one.
One-Handed Bottle Opener
You can forget about using two hands to open up a bottle of your favourite root beer thanks to this bottle opener. Although this one will be made of plastic due to its design, it won’t break under all that pressure. You’ll also need a coin in order to make this one-handed operation possible.
Plastic Bag Handle
For those of you who carry the plastic bags in one go, this piece is definitely going to come in handy. You’ll just place the bags in the handle and off you go, no more red lines across the palms of your hands. And if you lose or misplace it, you can always print another one. I’d suggest you print more than one as FDM 3D printing takes some time to print out stuff.
Self Watering Planter
If you are constantly on the go and keep forgetting that you should water your plants, this is one is for you. A self-watering planter doesn’t have to be expensive, and if you have a small pot making it your own is going to be way cheaper. Plus, you can also customize it. Just don’t forget to fill it up every week or so.
Amp Dock Unit
If you want to have both a smartphone dock and an amplifier in one, this unit is ideal for you. While this product has been initially designed for iPhones, some users have modified it to work with other smartphones that have downward-firing speakers as well. All in all, it is a great accessory for listening to your favorite tunes without having to hold your phone.