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5 Cool Things You Can Print With Your 3D Printer

We’re so excited that you can now purchase the Afinia H-Series 3D printer from RadioShack.com – it’s an awesome printer, and we’ve got a HUGE selection of colored filaments, as well. We chose to carry the Afinia H-Series 3D printer specifically because it’s so easy to get started with. Once you slice the box open, it’ll only take about 15-20 minutes before you’re ready to start printing! Thing is, you’ll need to have something to print, so here’s a list of 5 cool and easy things that you can download and print RIGHT NOW.

1. Maker Faire Robot

Maker Faire Robot

The World Maker Faire just ended in New York this weekend, and you’re probably still remembering how awesome it was. Relive the weekend with this cool little Maker Faire robot. There are a few versions that you can pick from, and the Afinia 3D printing software makes it easy to adjust how big it is. The options are endless, just like the cuteness of this little robot.

DOWNLOAD FILES HERE

2. Batman logo

Batman logo

I know, it’s a given that Batman is WAY cooler than Superman, but some people may not have seen the light yet, so we’re offering both as an option. These logos are small, and won’t take up much filament to print, so they’re great to get started. Be sure you preheat the table on your Afinia, though, for best results.

DOWNLOAD FILES HERE

3. Tablet Stand

Tablet stand

While trinkets are cool, there are actually useful things that you can print with your new Afinia H-Series (or whatever 3D printer you invested in). This is a great example. It took under 2 hours with the Afinia H-Series to print, and works great. It works especially well if you place a strip of electrical tape along the front edge, for extra grip.

DOWNLOAD FILES HERE

4. Companion Cube

Companion Cube

3D printing is easily one of the top coolest things you can do in the DIY space right now, and let’s face it – it can get lonely at the top. Never fear, the Companion Cube is here. Now you can print your own companion, with lots of love.

DOWNLOAD FILES HERE

5. Cute Octopus

Cute Octopus

Sometimes, you just want something cute to sit on your desk. Thus, the Cute Octopus. He’s even got a single tentacle raised to say ‘hello’. Brilliant.

DOWNLOAD FILES HERE

What are YOU going to print with your new Afinia H-Series 3D printer?

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9 Comments

  • jeff

    This is a great service for 3d printer newcomers. The key to the future is software

    Thanks

  • Lmgeyser

    need to have a way to create a template or object that one makes from scratch and can have recreated or that can take from something already existing (outside of what you are offering for purchase) and make a copy.

    • Ricky Cadden

      That’s a great idea. There are a number of CAD-design applications that are able to export as an STL file (that’s the file format needed for the Afinia H-Series 3D printer). We recommend TinkerCAD as a free web-based solution that’ll get you started.

      As for scanners, they’re only just coming out, and still have some challenges, but we’re pretty excited about the opportunities those bring to the table.

  • Kenneth Ruge

    Is this realy the best projects you could find to highlight a new category? They are so simple they are not inpressive ar all. I just left the Radio Shack 2013 Summit meeting and they had a 3D printer making awsum projects like gear rings that move. a castle with turrets, and a space craft. Come on get something inpressive.

    • Ricky Cadden

      Kenneth – this is the first of a series of posts highlighting things you can print with the Afinia H-series 3D printer that you saw at our Summit. We wanted to start off with some simple projects that displayed the awesomeness of 3D printing before getting into more complex stuff.

  • Carolina Dhabolt

    This is amazing!

  • David Bump

    Oooh, that Batman logo makes me think… it wouldn’t be much trickier to make a Bat-arang! Makin one that flies straight or comes back might be quite a bit trickier, though…

  • Walker

    “so here’s a list of 10 cool and easy things”
    Where are the other five things?

  • Timothy Stabler

    Did you send me something, on 3D printing a camera? if so, would you please do it again?
    I had a computer problem and lost it.

    Thank youi.