You just unpacked your Ultimaker 3D printer. Now what? Start by reading Ultimaker Schooling: 3D Printing, then go print something. If you need inspiration, look at the list below and select a few, or all of these models, download them, slice in Cura, and print. Working with these and other models will give you a good sense for what your 3D printer can do and what you can design:
Parametric dry erase marker holder by matt_hova
I wanted something to hold my 6 pack of expo dry erase markers and eraser. Here's a simple design that you can modify to suit your needs. Featured photo by jchang. Check out my own take on customizer here: If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Fish Fossilz by muzz64
This is a caddy to hold 4 or 8 dry erase markers and an eraser. I used 3M command strips to attach it to my dry erase board. I was constantly knocking my markers and eraser off of the tray that was attached to my board. Not any more.
Parallel Line Drawing Tool (Parametric) by CodeCreations
This is a fully parametric parallel line drawing tool you can use in the classroom or at home to quickly and easily draw things that require consistently-spaced parallel lines, including musical staffs, tablature (TAB), guitar chord diagrams, etc, as well as handy things for math like Cartesian coordinate graphs and multiplication tables.
Crocz... Crocodile Clips / Clamps / Pegs with Moving Jaws by muzz64
Crocz have moving jaws that bite... they're great for clips, pegs and a bit of fun. This is a quick and easy print. There are two versions... one without designed in support (i.e. no support necessary) and one with designed-in support where required.
Cable Clip - Wire Organizer - USB / Phone by DotScott1
This is a small clip that I designed to keep my USB cables nice and neat. So far, it works like a charm on every cable I've used it on. You can scale it up or down depending on your cable length but this size works for most USB cables (anywhere from 4 inches to 3 feet).
This is a concept that I came up with when I wanted to design my own bookmark. I'm an avid reader and resorted to using Post-It notes to bookmark my novels and textbooks. After a while I realized that it was a very practical approach, but not at all aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Screamer - Snap Fit, No Glue Required by DanielStein
I saw AndyGadget's The Orange Screamer - A wide-area annoyance device but didn't like that his had to be glued together. I took his sketchup files and modified them so that the parts would snap together. This is advantageous as you can test it, take it apart and keep sanding and adjusting until you get the desired sound.
This is my Ambiguous Cylinder Generator to create Illusions based on the "Ambiguous Cylinder illusion" by Kokichi Sugihara. Use Thingiverse Customizer to Customize to your liking! Have fun and share a make if you print one!
This evolution of my Cube Gears incorporates my new snap pin design, which is much easier to insert, snaps more robustly, and prints more reliably. Included are plates for three different gear ratios (the ratios are the numbers in the filenames). If you need the parts individually, you can export them with Customizer.
Negative Integer Dice for practicing math operations with negative integers. Two designs; -1 to -6 and -7 to -12. Read more about the creation of this design for an English Language Learner math class at DesignMakeTeach.com Model published for Virginia Council of Teacher of Mathematics 2016 conference presentation.
This 3d model is a board that can be used to teach people braille. All of the letters of the alphabet are on this board. The V2 version can be read by totally blind people due to guide lines on the outside. One dash is the first line, two dashes is the second line.
Scotty Dogz are a small easy one piece print with a springy moving head and tail. At standard scale they measure only 50mm long / 38mm high / 10mm thick so use very little filament and print in very little time. Do not use support...
Ever wonder how accurate or how well calibrated your 3D printer is? Well now you can find out! This "thing" has 100mm rulers for each of the X, Y and Z axis and also has 1mm - 10mm holes, in 1mm increments to check that holes come out the right size in your prints!
More Tests in the new Test your 3D printer! version 3. new features Z-Height Check Warp Check Spike Hole in wall Raft Test more Overhang Steps 50° - 70° (needs special care, like cooling) 2 different extrusion widths: 0.48mm & 0.4mm This is a hard to print testfile!
Modeled after precision drafting compasses, this 3D printable one prints as a single piece, pre-assembled! It uses a standard 6-sided pencil. Printer Brand: MakerGear Printer: M2 Rafts: No Supports: Yes Resolution: 0.2mm Infill: 20% Notes: For best results, set your line width to 0.4mm and print slowly.
The inch version of these calipers has a direct-read scale with 0.1" markings and a secondary micrometer-style scale that reads down to 0.001"! (Yeah, right...) Realistically, it's maybe accurate to +/-0.010". The metric version has a direct-read scale with 2mm markings and a secondary scale with 0.1mm graduations.
This is the fifth project from the Ultimaker Academy. It is a toolkit for continuing professional development for teachers.With this toolkit we want to empower makers to turn their ideas and creativity into reality. This toolkit is still under development.