I have a huge event coming up and am looking for a 3D printed

I have a huge event coming up and am looking for a 3D printed item to give-away. I want something that is useful but also screams 3D printing. Any ideas?


Can opener. .

What kind of event?

Thanks @William_Gibson ! It’s a tech symposium and 3D printing is only one of the technologies being discussed. I want to make sure it stands out @Nils_Hitze and I think one good way to do it is by getting 3D printed product in people’s hands.

What’s the name of the Event?

It should be practical to use, like a bottle opener, but easy to print in relatively huge numbers.

How about a 3d printed mini 3d printer? Non operable though.

I can’t name the event yet, but agree with both of your points. We’re not sure of the budget yet, so quantity is still up in the air. As many as possible obviously.

Which model @Trevor_PhreakFPV_Wal ?

Small Robots are a) cool b) relatively easy to print c) can be used for keychain

Stuff like: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11551

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ORDbot_quantum.jpg This would be a neat one to print out.

Stretchy Bracelets on thingiverse

Like these - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:41998 @its_a_cyn ?

Guitar pic with the name of the event on it.

A very large http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13673 would be neat, and the companion cube is one of the things that screams 3D printing to me. But that may not fly with a slightly older or less nerdy crowd.

This http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10483 could be another very viable option, and is another thing which I immediately think of when I think 3D printing.

Or, there’s this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:36059

Not super useful exactly, but cool enough to make up for it.

@John_Hauer I made http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13505 with “zero infill, zero extra shells, and zero solid layers.” Perfect first time.

What materials and methods are you using? FDM, Inkjet? Are you limited to straight-up ABS plastic, or do you have a choice of materials? You can make lots of neat stuff if you have multiple types of materials to work with, especially clear stuff.

Hi @Natalia_K we have several sources so we’re flexible on substrate, but we do have to keep cost per unit in mind. If I have to make a choice I would take quantity over quality. There will be a lot of people and the more who touch and feel 3d print, the better off we are.