Awesome 3D Printable ‘Life Hacks’

Today we’ll be taking a look at a few awesome 3D printable products which have officially reached ‘life hack’ status.

Amidst our more serious blog posts, this entry will be about easy-to-use, and more importantly, easy-to-make products which may not change the world – but will definitely help to put a smile on people’s faces.

Here’s one for the fruit-loving house party hosts – a printable tap which transforms a watermelon into a keg!

All you require are the beverages of your choice, and a knife to cut open the watermelon. Remove the melon chunks, add some ice, pop your tap into the makeshift fruit keg and prepare to conquer your thirst!

These fun products are great for a family day by the pool or to provide some much needed novelty at a house party.

The tap is the result of a combination between a team dedicated to life-hacking and a 3D printing company started by the people, for the people – Household Hackers and Robo 3D, respectively. According to 3DPrintingIndustry.com, this nifty tap was created using a Robo 3D R1 printer.

It can, of course, be used for more conventional purposes, but this one is by far the most awesome.

Next up, we’ve got a nifty little item that packs a musical punch. The ‘Kazoo‘ – a handheld instrument which requires users to hum into it – can provide hours of sweet-sounding fun.

A Grey Kazoo

(Image taken from Westhomasdesign.com)

Appropriate for both professional and amateurs alike, this small instrument definitely has mass appeal. It’s bound to have parents and neighbors across the globe in search for a fine set of ear plugs.


Hours have been spent tooting away at the Malta 3D Printing office, with a trusty kazoo never more than a few feet away!

According to the Guiness Book of World Records, on 14th March 2011, over 5,000 kazoo players teamed up to create their own rendition of one of Wagner’s greatest compositions, ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’. How many of those kazoos were 3D printed?

Moving on, we present to our viewers a simple, yet handy product which is bound to help people save a few extra pennies. Have you ever known there was some toothpaste left in the end of the tube, but couldn’t be bothered to awkwardly squeeze it out?

This trusty tube roller is meant for those occasions!

The Tube Roller in Action

(Image taken from Thingiverse.com)

Its incredibly easy-to-use, just fit it onto your desired tube and twist away. Guaranteed to squeeze every last drop out of your bothersome tubes. Don’t like the colour? Good thing Malta 3D Printing has dozens of alternatives.

The item pictured below is a cool alternative to that annoying bunch of keys on a ring. This 3D printable Swiss army knife can hold a number of keys, and should fit into a pocket nicely.

3D Printed Swiss Army Fold-out Keychain
(Image taken from Pinterest)

Say goodbye to that frustrating feeling you experience when you pull your mobile phone out of your pocket, only to realize its been scratched by your cumbersome key ring. Furthermore, printing this product in a nice bright colour will reduce the amount of time we spend looking for our keys!

Finally, we bring to you another tool that can help you tackle another common nuisance.

Cable Spool (Image taken from Thingiverse)

We’ve all gone through our fair share of mobile phones, speakers, and the myriad of other devices which come with 2-3 different cables per box. This cute cable spool allows you to store your wires in a practical way, and even when in use, guarantees things remain nice and tidy.

These spools can be easily stacked on top of each other or placed side-by-side neatly, as opposed to simply having a pile of wires left in a dusty box under your bed.

The examples listed here are only a speck of sand in the beach that is 3D printing. There are literally thousands of products out there that are can be immensely useful, or entertaining!

Don’t hesitate to contact Malta 3D Printing for any of the items listed above!

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