3D-printable plastic bag holder

Recently we wanted to make an 3D-printable object on our Makerbot that filled a useful purpose. One way of finding out what to do is to analyse stuff that can be annoying and try to solve that problem.

Immediately we thought of the different ways people hang garbage bags. In most cases they get cramped into baskets or buckets which can have some disadvantages. The challenge then became to design a garbage bag holder that would be printable on our 3D printer.

You can see the result above and download the 3D files from Thingiverse.

What’s that? Is it a bomb? [Makerbot]

Today I walked to our weekly meeting at the Geekubator hackerspace. It is just a couple of minutes stroll from where I live. During this walk and while proudly carrying my Makerbot I passed by a lady. She looked at me and I at her. After some seconds of polite silence she smiled and asked: “Are you carrying a bomb?!”

That gave me an immediate gigantic smile on my face and I kindly replied that I carried a benign device called “Makerbot” which is only used for kind purposes! :)