Among the many pop culture robots to ever be created, Bender Bending Rodríguez lands a place plainly in the top 10 of all time. Futurama’s snarky, belligerent, and occasionally sympathetic robot companion has a fond place in many a geek’s heart.
The game Animal Crossing: New Horizons is all the rage with Nintendo Switch players these days. If you’re a fan of the series, then here’s a cool way to store and display your game system.
Etsy artist Violet Senpai makes these awesome 3D-printed Animal Crossing island docks, which have been lovingly painted to look like they came right out of the popular world-building game, and look great alongside your Amiibo characters too.
You know what the ghosts from Pac-Man could use? Plants growing out of their heads, that’s what. Yeah, that makes them much more adorable, and less intimidating for sure. That’s why I love these Pac-Man ghost planters from Dips and Prints.
Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde are all here, and ready to help provide a home for your indoor succulents.
The Commodore PET 2001 was one of the very first personal computers I remember ever seeing. The green-screened 8-bit system wasn’t very powerful, but I always loved its iconic all-in-one design. I always wanted to own one if just to put it on display, but I don’t really have the space to spare.
The Rubik’s Cube has been exciting and entertaining geeks for many years now. But maybe the design is due for an upgrade. That’s why puzzle expert Tom Parker has been working on a Rubik’s-inspired cube with a unique magnetic design.
Tom’s 3D-printed cube ditches the traditional rotating and sliding mechanism of the original cube, replacing it with magnets.
Do you love Mickey Mouse? I mean really love him? You may not love him so much after seeing this. Matthew Plummer Fernandez’s Every Mickey is a terrifying Disney mutation. This thing is a 19″ tall 3D printed object consisting of “Every model of Mickey Mouse found online, compiled as one.”
That doesn’t sound so bad but look at the picture.
I’ve always been against using dice towers. I just never saw the point since I am perfectly capable of rolling the dice myself. But having said that, occasionally you roll really horribly and embarrass yourself. You have only yourself to blame.
I’ve long contemplated starting a collection of vintage computers and video games, but I really don’t have the space, and my wife probably wouldn’t appreciate a bunch of extra junk in our already jampacked house. Thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, I might be able to fulfill my dream without taking up much space at all.
Dave Nunez of Rabbit Engineering has created a series of more than 60 miniature devices based on classic computers and game consoles, each of which is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
You know those little mouse droids from Star Wars that zipped around the Death Star? I’m not sure what it is, but I’ve always had a soft spot for these droids. They are just cute. Ali of the Potent Printables likes them too, and is building a working mouse droid.
Ali 3D printed much of the droid, and his version even includes a hidden payload feature behind an automated door.
You have to really love chess if you need to keep a spare chess board and all of its pieces in your back pocket. And it turns out you can do just that with this teensy Credit Card Chess Set designed by Innovo and available via 3D printing service Shapeways.
If you like to cook, it’s important that you measure your ingredients properly. It’s especially critical for baking. That said, every kitchen needs a set of measuring spoons and cups. Here’s a cool design for a kitchen gadget which combines a variety of measurement sizes into a single cube.
Designed by iomaa, this 3D-printable cube measures everything from a 1/2 teaspoon up to a full cup of ingredients, depending on which side you place it on, and which cubby you fill in.
There are so many thing you can do with LEGO; the possibilities are nearly infinite. One of my favorite LEGO builds ever was a keyboard that Jason Allemann built which had LEGO keycaps. Now Jason is back with an updated version of his awesome LEGO keyboard, and it’s better than ever.
This time out, he’s updated the design to use clicky mechanical key switches, and then 3D printed special adapters which connect Cherry MX switch tops to LEGO studs.
If you’re a fan of classic computer systems from the 1980s, then check this out. These custom-made cases let you build a working Raspberry Pi computer system that looks like a mini version of iconic retro systems.
RetroPiCases makes miniature cases based on the Commodore 64, VIC-20, Amiga 500, BBC Model B, and my personal favorite, the Atari ST – which was the last great computer system that didn’t run either Windows or Mac OS if you ask me.
Each 3D-printed case perfectly fits a Raspberry Pi board (be sure to read the descriptions on Etsy to see which board it requires), and provides proper access to its ports, and some cases include an LED power light as well.
The cases sell for about $20 to $35 (USD) each, not including the cost of the Raspberry Pi board itself.
Turn your bathroom into a natural history museum with this awesome 3D printed shower head that looks like a T. Rex skull. Its mouth sprays a powerful jet of water between its big pointy teeth.
It’s 3D printed from durable ABS plastic (like LEGO bricks), and screws onto any standard 1/2″ shower pipe.
The guys at Mirsky Art Gallery will print you up one in black, white, blue, red, yellow, or of course, green.
There aren’t many toys that are more recognizable and iconic than LEGO bricks and minifigs. While I’ve always wanted to make a giant minifig from LEGO bricks, I rather like this shortcut – a jumbo-sized minifig you can buy already made for your desktop or bookshelf.
ML ARTS Vinyl Graphics & Designs makes these awesome 3D-printed oversize minifigs in a variety of styles.
Back in the day, if you wanted to have a record of where the dungeons and secrets were in a game like The Legend of Zelda, you had to draw your own map. These days you can just 3D print a detailed map, like this amazing replica of the game’s entire overworld.
Willard McFarland bought this unique creation from the Facebook group Trade Sell Collect Retro.