Easy-to-Print Files for New Learners

We’ve done a ton of 3D printing at DHF – and that’s actually a huge understatement! Over time we have worked to identify prints that are best for getting started with. We have curated a collection of well-designed prints to help you work through fine-tuning your printer and identifying any potential issues right up front. We recommend working your way through this list of prints with your new printer.



20mm x 20mm x 3mm Calibration Cube (shawngrimes) / CC BY-SA 3.0


20mm Calibration Cube


Printrbot Simple Fan Shroud


Spacer for Metal Spool Rack (Printrbot) / CC BY-SA 3.0


Printrbot Spool Spacer


Mr. Jaws (Mahoney) / CC BY-SA 3.0


Mr. Jaws – v2

  • Mr Jaws is a Chip Clip
  • Download
    • BE SURE to download V2 from the Thing files
    • It should be the second file in the list
  • Design Details

Marker Holder For Coloring Filament


Vase Shape (shawngrimes) / CC BY-SA 3.0



Maker Faire Robot (MAKE) / CC BY-SA 3.0



Whistle (Zaggo) / CC BY-NC 3.0



  • This will end up being a functional whistle, printed all as one piece
    • Use tweezers or a small screw driver to break loose the pea inside the whistle
  • Download (You need the v2 file of the whistle)
  • Design Details

Octopus Stand Version Three (notcolinforreal) / CC BY-NC 3.0


Tentacle Phone Stand


Keychain Template

  • Tinkercad Template for creating a custom keychain that is downloadable and available for use
  • This is what we use for our 3D printing field trips
  • Download

3D Quilt Piece (shawngrimes) / CC BY-SA 3.0


3D Quilt Piece Template


Support Test object (feilen) / CC BY-SA 3.0


Support Test


PB Simple Spool Holder with Tools – v2 (shawngrimes) / CC BY-SA 3.0


Printrbot Simple Metal Filament Stand

  • Based on the great design by Printrbot: Filament Spool Holder 
  • We added tool holders and shortened the spool arm so it could print on a Printrbot Simple
  • Intended to be used with Printrbot Simples that do not have the aluminum handle
  • Download
  • Design Details



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