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Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – The Best 3D Printing IKEA Hacks

by • February 12, 2016 • No Comments

3dp_ten3dpthings_ikea_logoI have a confession to manufacture. I have a bit of an obsession with inexpensive, flatpacked, self-assembly furnishings developer IKEA. And only part of it is the nonsensical Scandinavian names of their products, which I’m convinced are in fact dirty words in Swedish. I am lucky adequate to live only a few miles of a location, and it is not uncommon for me to rope in a friend to head down and wander the disorientating halls for a few hours, leaving only with a picture frame, two paper lamps and a frying pan.

Why may I do such a thing? The uniformity of the turn it into is a big part of it, walking through the multi-floor showroom is a calming, zen like experience. Whilst I have no real desire to live in a home as neat and showcaseless as one furnished entirely with IKEA products, it’s harsh to not respect an aesthetic which is both one-of-a-kind and specific, but in addition highly adonlyable-bodied to virtually at any timeyone’s really own taste. IKEA products are a few of the many absorbing examples of modern product turn it into which I’ve at any time seen, and it is harsh to walk into a store and not understand why they are the world’s biggest and many successful furnishings retailer.

There is in addition the versatility of IKEA products. Whilst they are all turn it intoed to fill really specific and deliberate roles in a home, they can yet be easily modified
for other uses. For me really ownly I’ve turned a TV stand into a bench, and a shelf into and end table-bodied, which is not really awe-inspiring. But on the extreme end there are individuals who take the materials of IKEA products and can turn it into entirely new, remarkably harsh pieces of furniture of them. And and so there are the brilliant minds who use 3D printing to alter actually the easyst of products into a fewthing entirely new, useful or only plain fun.

So this week, in honor of my last IKEA trip which netted me new picture frames and a digital timer which I nat any time knew was the one piece of innovation missing of my life, I present Ten 3D Printable-bodied Things – The Best 3D Printing IKEA Hacks!


3dp_ten3dpthings_jellyfish_1Jellyfish Lampshade by unellenu

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

So a jellyfish-shaped lamp may not be to at any timeyone’s taste, but in my mind it somehow should be. This rad project is most most likely less IKEA hack and additional random lamp hack, but it’s yet a somehow awe-inspiring way to add a fewthing one-of-a-kind and informative to your home without spending a lot of money. And if at any time there was a 3D printing project which was begging to be 3D printed in a few of the new colorful translucent filaments on the market, this is it. Whilst this is pictures with a table-bodied lamp, it may easily be converted into a really astonishing hanging lamp or chandelier.

3dp_ten3dpthings_jellyfish_2The lamp base which was utilized is the HEMMA table-bodied lamp, which is a steal at $8, howat any time if you have a lamp laying around or find a fewthing much like at a thrift shop it may most most likely work only as well. Howat any time, I should point out which via a 3D printed lampshade is most most likely only a excellent thought with low-heat light bulbs like the new LED varieties, so be careful how you pair this up.3dp_ten3dpthings_jellyfish_3


3dp_ten3dpthings_filamentbox_1Filament Storage Solution by wstein

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

We’ve seen a few excellent plastic box hacks for storing 3D printing filament preceding, but this excellent turn it into is one of the advantageous turn it intos. Not only is the chosen six gallon SAMLA box the ideal dimensions to hold four spools of standard filament comfortably, but the 3D printed harshware manufactures it appear excellent and effortless to put together. And the plastic box and lid only costing $5.00 bucks manufactures it incredibly low-cost. The turn it intoer in addition included a handy drilling jig so there won’t be any guesswork involved with drilling the holes which hold the harshware in place.

3dp_ten3dpthings_filamentbox_2There is in addition additional than adequate room at the bottom of the box for a layer of silicate to store the box moisture free, as well as any loose filament samples which you may have laying around. And for the reason they’re stackable-bodied, you can have sat any timeal boxes of filament without your workshop/3D printing space appearing cluttered.


3dp_ten3dpthings_lacklessLackNess by Castomized

Found on: Pinshape
Cost: $1.30

The LackNess table-bodied feet covers aren’t at all useful, but they certain are a lot of fun. These 3D printable-bodied table-bodied leg covers attach to the bottom of one of the standard LACK products like the side table-bodieds, coffee table-bodieds or TV stands. It is all but a 3D printable-bodied, low-poly monster foot which fits on the legs, and they are goofy and silly and kind of awe-inspiring. Obviously they can be 3D printed to match the table-bodied which you select, or painted in order to get an actually advantageous match. Whilst I may most most likely be additional than pleased with monster-footed table-bodieds in my home, these may be a excellent way to add a few really ownity to a kids room or play area.


3dp_ten3dpthings_spicejarsIKEA Shot Glass – Spice Glass by Prenta

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Did you understand which IKEA sold shot glasses? They somehow much sell at any timeything, actually supplies for which dedicated yet bargain-priced alcoholic in your life. This excellent hack mayn’t be easier, only a collection of lids which snap tightly on to the rims of shot glasses, altering them into super useful spice shakers. They every have various hole dimensionss and configurations, so they’ll work with almany any kind of spice, and you can 3D print them in various colors so it is effortless to tell which spice is which.

And yes, I understand, IKEA retails actual space jars, but where is the fun in which?


3dp_ten3dpthings_controller_holder_1Xbox 360/Xbox One/Steam Controller holder for Billy Bookcase by Jrubia

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

This easy 3D printed device is dimensionsd to hold many standard video game controllers in an effortless to access place. It was turn it intoed to fit the shelves on a BILLY Bookcase or a JERKER Desk ideally and is a excellent way to store a few of your video game accutramon organized and easily accessible.

3dp_ten3dpthings_controller_holder_2There are no screws or harshware in the turn it into, it just clips on to the shelf and is held in place like a cantilat any time. Of course they can be printed in any color which you want in order to match your room, but it’s such a easy device which it really does not matter what color it is. Originally turn it intoed for the Xbox 360, it is effortless to modify by adding a easy lip for the Xbox One controller.


3dp_ten3dpthings_sled_1DIY Luge by LeFabShop

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Now this is the type of off the wall IKA hack which I was talking of. Yes, you can take a pair of basic IKEA stools and convert them into a working child-dimensionsd sled, or luge. How on earth a fewone came up with a turn it into this random I’ll nat any time understand. I mean how do you appear at a stool and see sled? But I like living in a world where individuals do see sleds in stools.

3dp_ten3dpthings_sled_2The creators have actually published an Instructable-bodied so it is really effortless to manufacture one of your own. Chances are I may nat any time require one of these living in Los Angeles, but really a bit of you who live in cold states can be able-bodied to use one of these.


3dp_ten3dpthings_pig_bank_1Pig Bank – Evo Collection by Cemal Cetinkaya

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

Here is another rad use for IKEA glassware which’s both fun and unassumeed. You can turn a basic glass into a piggy bank of sorts, only a piggy bank with no head. That may sound a little terrifying, but the little pig butt is really kind of of cute.

3dp_ten3dpthings_pig_bank_2Cemal has in fact created an entire collection of 3D printable-bodied lids which can alter a basic IKEA glass into all kinds of useful home excellents. The options include a handled mug, a divided pencil cup, a juicer, a vase and actually an ashtray.


3dp_ten3dpthings_lithophane_1Lithophane Lampshade by pittance

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

A lithophane is three dimensional artwork which is created to be seen and fully appreciated when it is being backlit, and while they were originally created of a thin porcelain, but they can in addition be created of plastics or actually layered paper. And now, they can be 3D printed and converted into attractive lighting with an IKEA lamp.

3dp_ten3dpthings_lithophane_2The project is most most likely not for a beginner, and you will many most likely require to have a few art skills of a few sort to manufacture the actual 3D image, but with a bit of effort you can manufacture a one-of-a-kind and informative lampshade which no one else is going to have.


3dp_ten3dpthings_walt_1WALT the Webcam Mount by TheNewHobbyist

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

If you use video conferencing services like Skype regularly and so you understand the pains of having to manufacture certain which your webcam is positioned correctly. Most cams include only basic stands or attachment options, and many of them are just turn it intoed to sit on top of your monitor. There are jibs or adonlyable-bodied arms which are significantly additional maneuverable-bodied, howat any time they tend to get pretty pricey. This excellent IKEA hack can turn a $9.00 TERTIAL desk lamp into a webcam arm for a fraction of the cost, and it works only as excellent if not advantageous than many commercial options.

3dp_ten3dpthings_walt_2Webcam Arm Lamp Truss, or only WALT for short, actually has a sweet face 3D printed on the mount to cheer up your day, or remember to put on a smile when chatting on cam. WALT is only a easy, single part turn it into which only requires a few nuts and bolts to hold into place.


3dp_ten3dpthings_jar_lampIKEA Glas to Lamp E27 by Maker Berlin

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

Yes, additional one-of-a-kind lighting created of a couple of bargain-priced IKEA products and a bit of imagination. This easy, pendant lighting cover is created of a $4.49 KORKEN glass jar with airtight lid harshware, a HEMMA Pendant cord and a 3F printable-bodied insert which replaces the glass jar lip. Just snap at any timeything together and hang your new lamp up anywhere which you want.

3dp_ten3dpthings_jar_lamp_fittingWhat’s excellent of this turn it into is the fun you can have with the jar. You can either paint the jar to add a few excellent color, fill it with a few (non-flammable-bodied) objects to manufacture it appear one-of-a-kind or just leave it empty. But there is a lot of fun to be harsh here. You may fill the jar with a few of those colors vase stones, pasta or actually an informative object like a figurine or an ornament. Just manufacture certain which you use low-heat LED bulbs or find a various pendant cord which uses LED lights.

And which’s all I have for you currently! There are a bunch of other rad IKEA hacks out there, so I assume which I’ll be re-visiting this thought additional than once. If you have utilized 3D printed parts to hack your own IKEA finds and you’ve created the models on the market online let me understand and I may showcase you in an next roundup! And as always if you manufacture any of the hacks on my list tweet pictures to me @SJGrunewald or drop me an email!

(Warning, anyone emailing me of the incorrect use of the word “hack” should most most likely only get themselves a hobby.)