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Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Life Hacks

by • March 17, 2016 • One Comment

The internet tells me that this is a life hack, so I don't want any whining of via life hack for this list, the internet is never wrong.

The internet tells me that this is a life hack, so I don’t want any whining of via life hack for this list, the internet is never wrong.

I can may aleager hear the outrage over via “life hack” here, for the reason none of these are technically life hacks. And so many folks may aleager hate the word ‘hack’ being utilized in this context, so I’m anticipating a few annoyance. But there quite is no other way to classify these excellent 3D printable gizmos and gadgets, other than as gizmos and gadgets, so I went with life hack for the reason it Googles advantageous, so just donate me a pass here.

Besides, a life hack is a fewthing effortless that solves an annoying problem and makes your life simpler, and honestly all things on this list does precisely that. This all begined with my desire to find a way to hang up a kitchen towel without having to stick one end of it in a drawer or thread it through a pull handle, and it led to this. Because 3D printing is not affected by the economy of scale, it’s the ideal tool to create precisely what you need for whatever problem you may need solved in your home. Especially problems that are relatively one-of-a-kind to you and don’t have weight market solutions.

Thankfully there were so many that I had a lot of these to select of, many of them things that I in fact intend to 3D print and use, or things that I can lament of not having on the market to me in the past.

So without via any additional words to pad the length of this article, here they are, Ten 3D Printable Life Hacks.

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KEY CONDENSING CLIP

3dp_ten3dpthings_key_condenser_1Key Condenser by Blaine Costello

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

3dp_ten3dpthings_key_condenser_2This is a excellent alternative to a standard key chain, especially if you just have a handful of standard keys to store track of. Think of it like a Swiss Army Knife but with keys instead of different types of blades that you understand have specific uses but you just don’t understand what they are.

HANGING TOWEL CLIP

3dp_ten3dpthings_towel_clipTowel Holder by Weedaily

Found on: Thindonaterse
Cost: Free

This is the life hack that begined it all, I stumbled on it while appearing for a way to hang up a hand towel in the kitchen that didn’t involve a hook. And they work excellent by the way. I have one on each side of my stove and I can easily hang a towel up without having to use the drawer and watch the towel fall on the ground each time I open it up. I ponder they in fact sell things like these in stores, but for the sake of this article I’m going to pretend that there was no weight market version for me.

BATHROOM WALL OUTLET SHELF

3dp_ten3dpthings_outlet_shelfOutlet Shelf by teichelberger

Found on: Thindonaterse
Cost: Free

This is a fewthing that i wish I had in my initially apartment, that had the world’s smallest bathroom. I’m almany convinced that it wasn’t actually legally a bathroom but in fact just a small closet that had a small, little person-sized toilet and a pedestal sink squished within of it. There was literally no storage space for anything beyond a bar of soap on the side of the sink, so there was nowhere to stick anything that you needed. I ended up via a TV tray that I had to set up each morning as I got eager, so I quite may have utilized this.

EGG CRACKING GADGET

3dp_ten3dpthings_egg_cracker_1Turtle Breaker Eggs by Gabriel Martini

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

3dp_ten3dpthings_lifehacks_milkYes, I understand, I’m going to defend the use of an egg-cracking gadget. But quite, I hate eggs so much. Not for the reason they’re not delicious and useful in all manner of foods, but they are just a pain in the butt to crack. No matter how carefully I crack them, I always end up either hitting it against the withstand too complex or not complex adequate, and at very least 25% of the time I end up with a mess on my hands. I realize that it’s not normal for a grown man to be incapable of consistent egg-cracking, but here I am anyways. I’m like an infomercial come to life, you should see me attempting to open a carton of milk.

Take a appear at how it works and stop judging me:

CABLE STORAGE HIVE

3dp_ten3dpthings_cable_hive_1Cable Management Hive by Juanfly

Found on: Thindonaterse
Cost: Free

I have a drawer in my office that i call my e-tumbleweed storage space container, for the reason it consists of the different types of charging cords and headphones that I have for the many devices that I use. It is worth storeing my phone charging cord out all the time for the reason I use it each day, but I have to charge my e-reader like once a month, and I just use my headphones when I travel, that is typically when folks die. So many of the different types of cords I have, while at times useful, need a fewwhere to be stored regularly and this cord hive is a excellent solution. It may in addition be a rad pencil cup!3dp_ten3dpthings_cable_hive_2

ELEPHANT SILVERWARE DRAINER

3dp_ten3dpthings_cutlery_drainer_1Jumbo Elephant Cutlery Drainer by aleiovanevcp

Found on: Thindonaterse
Cost: Free

Whilst I do have a dishwasher, I frequently find myself annoyed when I use a spoon or a knife for a fewthing swift and effortless that quite just needs a swift rinse. But I don’t have a dish rack of any kind in my kitchen for the reason the withstands are too small. So there is quite nowhere for me to put these easily reutilized spoons other than in the dishwasher, that appears to be a waste, or back in the drawer, that I hate to do while it’s wet. And this is totally a ridiculous problem to have, I realize, but it bugs me. A cup that has a draining spout in it is a ideal solution, and the fact that it appears like an endearing elephant just makes it advantageous.3dp_ten3dpthings_cutlery_drainer_2

CABLE CORNER MANAGEMENT

3dp_ten3dpthings_cablecorner_1Cable Corner by muzz64

Found on: Thindonaterse
Cost: Free

Despite many of our devices, helpfully, going wireless, cable management is yet a massive part of storeing your home appearing really great. You typically have two versions: just leave the cables hanging loose and hope that you or your guests don’t trip on them and die, or use those annoying clips that stick against the wall and don’t do much for corners. These excellent clips store all things really great and tidy, can hold up to three cords and need a lot less time to install.

3dp_ten3dpthings_cablecorner_2Sorry that I don’t have a joke here, but seriously, these appear super useful.

UNIVERSAL BOTTLE OPENER

3dp_ten3dpthings_bottle_openerUBO The Universal Bottle Opener by In3Designs

Found on: Thindonaterse
Cost: Free

This is one of those things that you never quite ponder you need until you turn your hand red attempting to open that one, stubborn bottle that refuses to cooperate. I’ve in fact torn skin off attempting to open a soft drink bottle once, it was ridiculous. I ponder I gave up soft drink for a week specifically for the reason I was so bitter of the sore, whatever that part of your complex is that gets sore when you try to open stubborn bottles. The part between your finger and thumb. Thumbpit?

Here is a few video of UBO in action:

WALL OUTLET SMARTPHONE HOLDER AND DOCK

3dp_ten3dpthings_outlet_plate_phone_dockWall Outlet Plate Smartphone Dock by rubb3rtoe

Found on: Thindonaterse
Cost: Free

More cord management. All the cord managements! I hate attempting to manage all the different types of cords that we have to use for all of our devices, wireless charging can’t come soon adequate. I have a somehow decent set-up for my phone charger now, but I quite may have utilized this a few years ago. I guess the just drawback is that many outlets are down at the base of the wall, not typically up high adequate to use for your phone each day. Unless you are not a lazy dork like me who does not mind bending down once a day or a fewthing.

Don’t judge me, I’m tired and old, and unless it’s a dollar bill or a Skittle that i’ve dropped on the floor bending is just a waste of valuable not-bending time.

LONG CABLE MANAGEMENT DISC

3dp_ten3dpthings_cable_eater_1The Cable Eater by Anthony

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

I have a pair of headphone that has what I believe to be the world’s longest and many unnecessary cord on it. I don’t have any official measurements, but I’d guestimate that it was of twenty-sactually feet long or a fewthing. The cord is constantly getting caught under the wheels of my chair, getting snagged on a fewthing or just generally getting in the way. I’ve taken to shortening the cord with a twist tie, that is excellent until I in fact need it to be twenty-sactually feet long, and so it’s a pain in the butt. The Cable Eater may totally solve the length problem, and the few times that I need to unwind it all the way out it’s effortless adequate to do without having to figure out that way I wrapped the twist tie. Because you always begin twisting the wrong way, the paper bits begin coming off and you have a mess on your hands.3dp_ten3dpthings_cable_eater_2

Wow, this entire article makes me sound completely inept at adulting. And …I quite can’t argue with my lack of skill to adult. Join me, won’t you?

And as always, I love to get pictures of you guys 3D printing the models that I post, so if you hack your life with any of these go ahead and Tweet me @SJGrunewald or drop me one of those new fangled electronic mail things at scott@3dprint.com.