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Turn old junk into cool stuff with 3Dp upcycling

The guys over at MyMiniFactory recently redid their homepage, and as I was having a look around I noticed the Upcycling category. I’m a big lover of turning things into other things, so I was very excited to see what people have come up with so far when 3D printing is thrown into the mix. Now, I’ve never noticed the upcycled catergory before (my co-workers assure me it’s been there since at least March), so there are so many amazing goodies that I’ve never seen that I want to share.

Nutella Wine Glass by Cemal Cetinkaya

Get fat, then get drunk.

Turn your old jar into a wine glass! Image: MyMiniFactory
Turn your old jar into a wine glass! Image: MyMiniFactory
Just print the stem! Image: MyMiniFactory
Just print the stem! Image: MyMiniFactory
It's basically just fancy Nutella now.. Image: MyMiniFactory
It’s basically just fancy Nutella now.. Image: MyMiniFactory

Step 1: buy Nutella

Step 2: eat Nutella

Step 3: download and print the wine glass stem here

My wine to Nutella consumption ratio is about equal, so this is perfect for me. As an added bonus, fitting the glasses into the dishwasher will no longer pose a Tetris like problem.

GoPro Adapter by Reg Taylor

Upcycling for underwater photography enthusiasts! Use an old Coca-Cola or water bottle as a flotation device for your GoPro.

Get those awesome underwater shots - hands free! Image: MyMiniFactory
Get those awesome underwater shots – hands free! Image: MyMiniFactory

Don’t forget to superglue the printed adapter to the bottle lid. To have it float at different levels, just add water to the bottle!

The printed cap fits over the existing one. Image: MyMiniFactory
The printed cap fits over the existing one. Image: MyMiniFactory
Image: MyMiniFactory
Image: MyMiniFactory

CD Frisbee by Conor Devine

Unless your car is like mine (only has a CD player, no AUX input or Bluetooth capability), CDs are the kind of thing that are so useless and not so old that they’ve become retro (yet).

So why not turn yours into frisbees!!!

Image: MyMiniFactory
Image: MyMiniFactory

“Ever been frustrated enough to throw your CDs across the room only to be even more frustrated when they didn’t fly beautifully straight? Well now you don’t need to worry! Fix this easily printed frisbee to your CDs and watch them fly!”

Image: MyMiniFactory
Image: MyMiniFactory

Genuinely great fun and if you’ve got a favourite CD that’s too scratched to play you no longer have to throw it in the bin, you can throw it to a friend instead!”

Zombie Candy Dispenser by Ricardo Salomao

Eat his candy braaaainssssss!

Delicious candy brains! Image: MyMiniFactory
Delicious candy brains! Image: MyMiniFactory

Another Nutella jar design (so I have to eat another jar of the delicious substance? Oh, ok I guess…), watch as the candy disappears from his skull onto his tongue!

Mmmmm, brains. Image:MyMiniFactory
Mmmmm, brains. Image:MyMiniFactory
Image: MyMiniFactory
Image: MyMiniFactory

Starbucks Bird Feeder by Helder L. Santos

Remember to save your dome lid, juice bottle and straw next time you find yourself at a Starbucks (or Costa, or Nero, or even Gloria Jeans for any Aussies out there).

With them you can make this snazzy upcycled bird feeder!

Upcycling for birds
It’s a bird feeder! Image: MyMiniFactory
Look how happy the bird feeder has made this guy! Image: MyMiniFactory
Look how happy the bird feeder has made this guy! Image: MyMiniFactory

Be sure to check out the rest of the environmentally conscious designs on MyMiniFactory, and check out the many, many uses for empty Nutella jars while you’re there.

Featured image Cup of Summonings by Ricardo Salomao: MyMiniFactory

 

Edit: Updated with designer credits.

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