I was scraping the ice off my car yesterday and thought to myself that an ice-scraper was just the sort of thing that you ought to be able to print using a 3D printer. Surprisingly though, I could not find a single ice-scraper on FabFabbers!
This situation could not be allowed to continue a moment longer! 10 minutes later I had modelled a basic ice-scraper using OpenSCAD; although it was certainly no beauty.
60 minutes later and I had installed the MCAD library and was using “boxes.scad” to make the ice-scraper a little more rounded.
The resulting ice-scraper will certainly not win any design awards, but it was a fun project and I now know about the MCAD library, which will open a whole new world of functionality for me.
But the exciting thing for me is that a simple object like an ice-scraper can be designed in only a few minutes and, with a 3D printer, would be a reality only a short time later.
Having mounted my LED television on the wall I have a 80mm hole behind the TV, through which all the cables arrive. No-one can see it of course, but I know it’s there and it needs finishing, otherwise I might start muttering incoherently.
So I decided to create a cable grommet to fit into the dry-lining wall. This is still very much work-in-progress, and in particular I need to find a way to cope with the necessary overhang on each side. It also needs a removable cap, so that you can easily feed additional cables, hopefully I will get these issues addressed very soon.
It was designed in openscad and fully parametric, it could doubtless be used for other purposes, including a desk grommet.