3D Printing Results

I designed a thing!

I tried my hand at designing something for 3D printing and it came back:


The color is  a bit more fuchsia than my daughter was hoping for. She wanted a pale princess pink, and this is more of a '80s Raspberry Beret kind of pink.

The material is strong and pretty flexible. I haven't really stressed it to find out if it breaks, but it bends a bit and always returns to its original shape. The finish isn't totally smooth; it has kind of a velvety feel, but not at all fuzzy.

It took 14 days from the time I clicked "buy" on Shapeways until I was holding it in my hand (10 business days).

It Works!

For wrapping up headphones, it totally does the trick, and it fits neatly into the pocket of my laptop bag.