To date, designer PrettySmallThings might have received more attention for her scale models, but her 3D printed purses (check out this great chainmail clutch!) are also quite inspired both as objects and as design solutions!
From her writeup on Thingiverse:
Another design in my pursuit of 3d printed purses – though this one serves equally well as a pencil case.
It’s a quick print, a sleek design, and functional to boot. The zip top closure makes a satisfying zippy noise, and holds everything closed nicely. Kudos to gabielfp’s awesome roll top box and emmett’s bracelet that served as my inspiration.
Check out Thingiverse Thing #33765.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has thrilled us at Adafruit with its passion and dedication to making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed that our community integrating electronics projects into 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you take considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless EL Wire and LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you have a cool project you’ve made that joins the traditions of 3D printing and electronics, be sure to send it in to be featured here!