Six days from now, we celebrate the fathers in our lives – our own dads and other people’s dads! – to say how much we appreciate their work and wisdom.
This Fathers’ Day, we all have a chance to give things that we make ourselves. Things you make with your MakerBot are the new kind of hand-made, and they are durable, attractive, and handy, to boot.
With a tool that makes anything, you can customize a solution for a problem that you know irks your target dad, or find something on Thingiverse you know he would love to have sitting on his desk.
Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas from the MakerBot Crew. You can find all these and more under the Father’s Day tag on Thingiverse. If you have more inspiration for others, be sure to tag your uploads!
Fully parametric Tool Holder by benglish
Finally get all those screwdrivers off the workbench and onto a wall rack; but best of all, this file is designed to let you change it as necessary. Maybe you only need two holes, maybe you need 15. Maybe want to do a little modeling work and add your dad’s name to the bottom.
Does your dad have a thousand cables snaking across the floor untamed? Bundle them up with these cable clips. The best part is you can make as many as you need, and only as many as you need.
The biggest offense growing up in my house was losing the battery cover from the remote control. (But we needed AAA’s!) These days, a replacement cover is probably the best gift I could give him. Luckily Thingiverse citizen GregT has mocked up an example to encourage others to solve this pesky problem.
You’ve been giving your dad socks and ties for years. Imagine how busy that drawer must be! Factotum’s Drawer Divider Generator will give you exactly the dimensions and number of dividers you need, and jherrm has given us all a similar file for smaller storage cabinets. Genius!
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