December 12, 2016

Five 3D Printed Gifts That Rock!

This year, make homemade customizable 3D printed gifts that standout without breaking the bank. With a LulzBot 3D printer and a little bit of filament you can print gifts for everyone, from the newest tech trends to classic toys and home decor. Below you will find just a few of our favorite freely licensed 3D printed gifts with filament recommendations to provide the best results.

1. Virtual Reality (VR) Headset

Give one of this year's top tech items! This VR Headset has the appearance and functionality of top-shelf VR glasses without the price tag. After printing, retrofit with a bit of foam and an adjustable elastic band for comfort, slide in your smartphone and you are ready to go. [Additional items needed: glass or acrylic lenses]

Suggested filament: nGen by colorFabb or INOVA-1800 by Chroma Strand Labs
Get this file: VR cardboard glasses by Kuutio3D

2. Jointed Robot

This articulated figurine has 16 movable joints and can be customized with several body part options to choose from.

Suggested filament: INOVA-1800 by Chroma Strand Labs
Get this file: BeQui, Jointed Robot by bqLabs

3. Twisted Gear Lamp / Vase

A model seen time and time again in the 3D printing world. This twisted gear lamp/vase was designed by a LulzBot community member and provides a great looking, consistent finished product.

Suggested filament: t-glase by Taulman 3D
Get this file: Twisted Gear Lamp / Vase by BenitoSanduchi

4. Miniature Quadcopter

Put your technical skills to the test with this 3D printed quadcopter. Unlike the other gifts above, this one requires several additional electrical components and can be retrofitted with a camera for viewing through a first-person view (FPV) headset/monitor.

Suggested filament: Alloy 910 by Taulman 3D
Get this file: Micro 105 FPV Quadcopter - 8.5mm Motors, Micro Scisky by punkkills

5. LulzBot 3D Printers

Each LulzBot 3D printer contains over thirty (30) 3D printed parts and our Free/Libre/Open Source philosophy means you can download, print, innovate, and share those part files with the world. See the LulzBot Cluster where a record-setting 155- 3D printers run continuously to manufacture 3D printed parts.

Note: The following video was recorded in 2014. Since the video was published, we have added additional machines and upgraded most of the existing machines.