3D printing can sometimes get a bad rap. At first people are excited by the possibilities, then after printing a few trinkets the novelty can really start to wear off. However, our 3D printers have become an absolutely critical part of our home repairs.
We have printed literally dozens and dozens of things in and around our home. As of the time I’m editing this post, we’re up to 82 things so far! The vast majority of these are completely bespoke custom creations, with a few things that are printed from Thingiverse or mashups with things from Thingiverse.
My proposed Maker Faire Bay Area 2018 Presentation submission is for a presentation that discusses:
- Practical things everyone can 3D print for their own home
- Other useful things
- 3D Printing with Family and Friends
- Specifying a purpose (“Honey, can you make me something that…”)
- Specifying dimensions and purpose (“I need something that will…”)
- Simple techniques for creating replacement parts (using good reference photos, GIMP, Inkscape, and OpenSCAD)
- 3D Design with Family and Friends
- TinkerCAD and Sketchup