3D printing is a relatively new technology that has many uses; from industrial use like 3D printing parts for the aviation industry, to home-use, where 3D printing enthusiasts and hobbyists can 3D print several objects for personal use. There are many 3D printing technologies with the three main being extrusion, resin and powder. Extrusion which is the most common and cheapest 3D printing technology is often used by hobbyists and enthusiasts who wish to 3D print simple objects.
Since the new school year is just around the corner we decided to put together a list of 15 great back-to-school 3D printable files that can be 3D printed using the extrusion technology. These objects can be 3D printed at home with simple desktop 3D printers and have different uses.
The list for back to school 3D printing was divided into five categories and features STL files from five different websites including Thingiverse, Pinshape, MyMiniFactory, GrabCAD and Cults.
3D models of pencil holders
Pencil holders are a great way for students to organize their pen and pencils. We gathered 3 pencil holders that we think students will like and want to 3D print.
Baby Groot pencil holder
Who remembers the iconic opening sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 where baby Groot dances to Electric Light Orchestra’s Mr. Blue Sky while the guardians fight a giant alien?
Get it on Thingiverse Designed by Caleb6543
Darth Vader pencil holder
Luke, I am your father! One of the most iconic movie characters is now available as a pencil holder.
T-Rex pencil holder
For those who like dinosaurs, the T-Rex head pencil holder is a great way to store your pen and pencils when in class.
Get it on Thingiverse Designed by paper_faces
Science and math supplies to 3D print
Science and math supplies are an arrow in every student’s quiver. These back to school 3D print designs can be printed by almost any desktop 3D printer.
20 cm ruler with shapes
This 3D printable ruler features various shapes such as a triangle and a circle for students to draw.
Get it on Cults Designed by HUGO ( co-founder of Cults)
This drafting set includes everything. A protractor, a compass, a ruler and a pencil case.
Get it on Thingiverse Designed by asbeg
The math spinner is ideal for students who are just learning the multiplication table or want to practice it on the go.
Just like the math spinner, the math-tube is ideal for students who want to practice on their adding and subtracting skills.
Get it on Cults Designed by DIWOBQ
3D printable games and gadgets
Why not have some fun in school with this 3D printable games and gadgets?
Never again look for another pencil thanks to the test obliterator
Become the new Steph Curry with this desktop basketball. Who can beat 90% in free throws?
Get it on Thingiverse Designed by SometimesCake
Lightsaber pencil extender
Become Luke Skywalker with this 3D printable lightsaber pencil extender.
Lunch box STL files
The 3D printable lunch boxes featured below, are ideal for students who want to show off their 3D printing skills in the school cafeteria.
Lunch box and water bottle
This lunch box set includes a water bottle and has a compartment for a spoon and fork.
Get it on GrabCAD Designed by steven ind
Small lunch box
The small lunch box features a doubled layer metal body and a magnetic attachable flatware on top for cutlery.
Get it on GrabCAD Designed by Mahbub
MakerBot lunch box
This MakerBot lunch box has enough space for a sandwich and a juice-box.
3D printable school bag accessories
Almost everyone faced a problem with their backpack due to a broken bag clip. With this STL file there’s no problem. 3D print a replacement clip today.
Hook for backpack
Never trip on another backpack again with this 3D printable backpack hook. It can be installed in almost any desk.
To all the new wizards who are attending Hogwarts this school year don’t forget! Everyone needs a wand from Ollivander’s on their first day back to school.
You are a wizard Harry!