Author: ottosaf

  • On finding the optimal temperature

    On finding the optimal temperature

    Finding the best temperature to print with a specific spool of filament is as simple as printing three different sample versions. In this example I printed a simple cup (in PETG, 1mm nozzle, spiral mode) at 240 degrees. It came out a bit rough. Then I printed a second version, at 10 degrees higher (250),…

  • Pill box for nozzles

    Pill box for nozzles

    Organising printer nozzles starts simple, but then after a few reorders you tend to loose track of what you are stocked up on and what you’re out of. The trick is being able to see it all in one place. This tidy pill box should help.

  • Soy Fishy

    Soy Fishy

    This is my first attempt at art imitating life. In this instance we get a humble soy fish made into a much larger object and celebrate it with a light show.

  • Rod joiner grip

    Rod joiner grip

    I’ve discovered that a plastic drop sheet over the 3d printer seems to keep the drafts away, and therefore the printer makes better prints. How much that is true is hard to tell for sure, but I’m convinced that it works.

  • Spool for filament refill

    Spool for filament refill

    If you ever wondered if you can print your own printing filament spool, yes you can. Be sure to use a 1mm nozzle, for a speedy draft print. This one is designed as two parts, where one slots into the other.

  • Goose neck grips

    Goose neck grips

    This is a remix of an item that I found on . After seeing how it works, I intended to design my own ball and socket from scratch. But you know what? The downloaded design is good enough, and a great time saver. So I just ran with it, and kept making more bits…

  • Flash grid

    Flash grid

    A flash grid is a simple light modifier that limits the direction of the light. The effect that it produces is similar to a snoot modifier and a vignette filter.

  • V slot bracket for Ender

    V slot bracket for Ender

    I’ve been trying to attach cameras and other things onto my Ender 3d printer, in a reasonably legit looking way.

  • Hex bit holders

    Hex bit holders

    The problem that I had was an ever growing collection of hex bits. The solution was to design a simple array to hold them all together.

  • A case for Dresdens

    A case for Dresdens

    Dresden eyewear is one of my favourite solutions. The gist is that they come in a choice of colours in one standard shape, are relatively affordable to everyone, and look cool.

  • Honeycomb shelf

    Honeycomb shelf

    Custom shelves are excellent because they are a perfect fit for what they were designed to hold.

  • Phone stand v2

    Phone stand v2

    This phone stand design started in 2019. The early version looked like an extrusion that may have been cut into lengths. Now in 2022, I noticed that there was a slight problem with printing this item consistently with an assortment of materials — at this point I was interesting in producing multiple colours.