What are you going to print me for Valentine’s Day? Can I Make some Valentines Day 3D Print Suggestions?
I have to print you something for Valentine’s Day?
You never print me anything. You’re always printing other people stuff.
But I have to do that all the time. I don’t have time to print something for you.
But we have this big Game of Thrones float thing happening the week before Valentine’s Day, and I need a necklace. I need a Melisandre necklace. You owe me something. I go to these trade shows, and I have nothing to show.
It takes a darn long time to create new really good quality content.
But aren’t I worth it?
Of course you’re worth it. This is a trap. This is a lose-lose proposition.
Don’t you want to have a great Valentine’s Day?
Of course, I do. This is a trap.
I think you should start thinking right this moment; you still have two weeks.
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Valentines Day 3D Print Suggestions
The reality is, it does take a long time to create, model, test and print something new. You better think ahead or get a jump start, which is why we post our Best Of list. We just posted our Valentine’s Day Best of list, and while I’m not super excited about all of the things on the list—some of them are just a little cutesy—but there are a couple of nice things there. Especially if you are new to 3D printing and just want to show off and say, “Hey, look, I know you’ve been really patient with me while I have been trying to learn this 3D printer and taking time away from my significant other. Look, I printed you something.” That would be a nice gesture.
For all you guys out there who are maybe in the same position I’m in, maybe your significant other will never understand everything that went into making this small object you’re probably going to print. But if you’re going to do this, if you’re going to print something in time for Valentine’s Day and are hearing this podcast when it’s dropping, you have two weeks. It’s going to take you more time than you may think.
Let me make a suggestion that you include something additional with your print. For instance, if you’d like to print a ring holder, you should put a ring on it. Earring tree. Necklace holder. There are a lot of figurines or other things of interest that didn’t make our Best Of list because they’re just not valentine-themed enough. But there are lots of things out there. Find something. Then buy her a pretty necklace or whatever it is. Do something fun like that.
And don’t forget your kids, your daughters. One of my favorite things was always getting a gift from my dad every Valentine’s Day. I was always his eternal valentine; it was one of my favorite things. So don’t forget them, and they don’t need something fancy, just something fun. Your kids probably are really easy to please with something printed on the 3D printer. Just the fact that you did it and in a cool, fun color. My girls always like hot pink and purple.
Pleasing your wife, your husband, or your significant other can be challenging. Going to a place like 3DShook, we have an interview with the owner coming up later this week, there are some cool things there. They are a little too niche-y to make the list for Valentine’s Day; they don’t have that fit. But there are lots of cool items there that would be fun. There are some signs and things you can do. There are customizable options on there.
But 3DShook, Cults 3D, and Pinshape have probably made our top list pretty much every time. They are the most frequent on the list. With that in mind, there are some good things out there. If you know exactly what you want, the easiest thing to find is search it in Yeggi.com. if you know you want a very specific item with a very specific heart-shaped something, you can type that right in, and it will narrow down your search across all of the libraries.
For me, when I’m looking at these Best Of lists, I have to screen every library. I have an assistant who will help me narrow them down so that I can be very effective in trying to choose what we are going to put in here. If you are very specific and are short on time, I strongly suggest you have an idea in mind of what you want.
I actually think the ring holder is a good suggestion. If guys don’t know what that is, I will help you out here. I’m sure the women listening know this very well. They have these things made of crystal—a lot of times it’s a wedding gift—a little dish with a pointy cone in the middle to put a ring. Or there are pointy spikes in the outside. At night, or sometimes people have them in the kitchen when they are washing dishes or cooking, they take the rings off and put it in the holder while they are working. It’s so we don’t lose our diamonds if the prongs come loose. That’s the real reason. But it’s great. It’s a really good object.
If you’re new to 3D modeling and are learning about different skills, you can do some simple revolve tools in your CAD program. Create a 2D shape that is half the object, and revolve it around a center point. These are small objects. They are usually 2.5 inches in diameter and maybe the same in height. It’s perfect for a desktop 3D printer bed. Pretty easy to print and go through some iterations and make it special.
I would recommend trying to add some text to personalize it a little more. Maybe her name, her initials. If you’re at that point where you are actually going to propose, you can say, “Marry me” or put the date you did propose on it if it’s a gift after the fact. Lots of fun things you can do.
I think Valentine’s Day can be a 3D print holiday, too. That’s right.
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