Early on in my printing at home, I started printing small squares ("chips") of filament as printing tests and as samples of the different filaments I had. Quickly I realized I needed a way to contain them and allow for easy display and organizing.
The large Chip Tray (207 x 87 x 9 mm) is designed to comfortably hold 40 chips.The tray could certainly be used to hold other household items as well. Each Filament Chip is 20 x 20 x 5 mm.
Before printing the large one, I experimented using the Chip Tray Test (32 x 32 x 9 mm). The smaller test trays I have now are great for catching drips under the second nozzle of my printer.
These are the first things I designed in Tinkercad.
The walls and base are thin (1 mm thickness). With just a few top and bottom solid layers and perimeters/shells, it is effectively 100% infill.
Pictured chips are a variety of brands and colors of PLA. Some are glow-in-the-dark and some are color changing in UV light.
I am a high school math teacher and 3D printing hobbyist. I have been 3D printing since 2017 and enjoy making things for my classes and my own children and home in San Diego, California, USA.
I have a 3D printing sub-site abbymath.com/3DPrinting. See my video on YouTube and my user story written and published by Simplify3D. I design with Mathematica, CorelDRAW, Fusion 360, and Tinkercad. I love my MakerGear M3-ID Rev. 1 and I have a Monoprice Mini as well.
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