Tessa’s Weekly Picks – 3D Printing a Homeschooling Office


Tessa Blokland  

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Due to the Coronavirus, the Dutch government instructed everybody to stay at home as much as possible. So here we are, at home, fortunately for us, not in isolation, all behind our computers for work and for homeschooling. How can we make these curious times as pleasant as possible for the next coming three weeks? The most important thing is to create a structure and to make plans to make the most of it and to have fun.

This board, with 3D printed hooks, boxes, and shelves, seems very handy. You can add the equipment you need for a well-organized homeschooling or office workplace. And it is a nice activity to do with your children.

With everybody behind a computer (either laptop or desktop), it is a mess with cables and wires. This 3D printed wire clip seems like a great solution.

And yes, it is a struggle to get my boys away from their smartphones and to start doing their school work. Hopefully, with these nicely designed 3D printed pen and phone holder, it will become a bit easier.

After the work for school is done, it is time for some other brain work. I have found great 3D printed puzzles, both fun and challenging as you need to use abstract skills to try and find the right solution. The trick with the 3D printed puzzle with sailing boats, designed by Simone Fontana, is for the small yellow motorboat to get out. The other is a nice variation on the Rubik’s Cube, and I’m still trying to find out if it is even possible to find a solution for the 3D printed Rocket Twist and the Almost-a-Piraminx (top image). Oskar van Deventer, the designer of these puzzles (and more), sells them via i.materialise and via Shapeways. Only thanks to 3D printing Van Deventer was able to create these fantastic puzzles.

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Each of Tessa’s weekly picks is a curated group of 3D printed designs, based on the week’s chosen theme. If you would like to offer a theme for Tessa, or if you have your own 3D printed weekly picks you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest weekly picks every week in your mailbox.

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