Make Holiday Ornaments with failed 3D prints

Every time a print fails, there’s a sad moment when you have to dispose of the partially complete object. It’s a bummer and a waste of good material.

Idea #1 – This holiday season we came up with an idea for re-purposing a few of our failed prints into ornaments to decorate our Christmas tree. Here’s how they came out:

Make Ornaments from Failed 3D prints
Make Ornaments from Failed 3D prints

We think that they look pretty nice. These prints are from the Screwless Heart Gear design on thingiverse.  Two failed prints, one in red and another in yellow PLA plastic were perfect for creating between 2 and 10 ornaments

Remix leftover parts from Gear Heart prints
Remix leftover parts from Gear Heart prints

They look great on the tree and make my heart feel a bit better because the effort didn’t go to waste!

The original design for the Screwless Heart Gear by Emmett can be found on Thingiverse @ http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:12208/ and a short Remix @ http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:606371/

More ideas to come….

What have you done to remix or reuse failed prints?

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