New hobby

My 2014 Christmas started early with purchase of Lulzbot TAZ 4 3D printer. Already enjoying making some useful and not so much things.

So far i spent hours with Slic3r and Cura (I find Cura giving better prints out of the box), printed dozen of Tarot Gimbal bracket for IRIS+ drone and sold on eBay, learned basics of CAD in FreeCAD, OpenSCAD and Blender. Some of my original works:

Easy to make adapter allowing to use 3xAA batteries where D batteries are required:

Cupholder for my wife's BMW Z3:

These are super simple, but at the same time it is really empowering to know you can draw something on the screen of computer and minutes (or hours) later you can hold it in hands!