Dr. Lex' 3D Printable Models

This is an overview of all the 3D printable models that I provide on GitHub.
Originally I have been uploading all my models to Thingiverse, but since 2017, that site has been in a downward spiral of poor performance, bugs, and lack of indications that the company that owns it, gives a damn about it. The horrible redesign they pushed forward in March 2020, was the last straw for me. I will publish any future models only on GitHub, and migrate the most popular or useful models from Thingiverse as well. Unfortunately this means no ‘makes’ for the new designs, unless I spend some effort to allow people to upload photos of their prints to some page on this site, but first priority now goes to migrating the existing designs.

Motivation

My philosophy regarding these 3D models is simple: I solve my own problems and unless it is really something way too specific, I then share this solution such that others in the same situation do not need to go through the same problem-solving process all over again. If you browse through my designs, you'll find many remixes, most of which are improvements upon an existing model I wasn't entirely happy with. If I notice a flaw or weakness in a model, I try to fix it and I share the improved model, again following the same philosophy.

I try to document everything from the viewpoint of someone unfamiliar with how I ended up with the solution. This is not always easy, hence some of the instructions will be incomplete or unclear. If you don't understand something, just ask, but keep in mind that I already selflessly spent quite a bit of time on all of this, so a bit of friendliness will go a long way.

If you want to contact me to ask if you may sell prints of my models (most likely the Flexi Rex), please first read the README in the GitHub repository itself. The answer to your question is almost certainly in there.

If you like my models and download them for later, be sure to re-check if there is not an update before you start printing. I regularly improve upon the models and update the files with a new version. If there is something you think can be improved about a model, just ask, or remix it yourself!

And if you really like a model, tips are always appreciated! 🙂

In the list of designs, an R symbol means the model is a remix of someone else's original(s). A C symbol means the model is designed in OpenSCAD and can be adapted to your needs in OpenSCAD's Customizer.

Toys

  • Flexi RexFlexi Rex with stronger links R
    A print-in-place flexible T-rex, with strong links to be more kid-proof.
    License: CC-BY-SA-4.0. First published: 2017/12/30; updated: 2021/11/15
  • Flexi Rex separateFlexi Rex - separate parts for huge prints R
    The same flexible T-rex as above, but split up for separate printing of parts to be assembled into a huge model.
    License: CC-BY-SA-4.0. First published: 2018/05/12; updated: 2020/03/24
  • Hinged chestHinged Chest with Working Lock and Wood Texture R
    A toy treasure chest with a simple functional lock operated by an actual key.
    License: CC-BY-SA-4.0. First published: 2018/02/23; updated: 2020/03/26
  • Reversing boltReversing thread bolt for two-way nut R
    A bolt with screw thread that reverses direction.
    License: CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0. First published: 2021/01/04; updated: 2021/01/14
  • Gear CoasterPlanetary Gear Coaster
    An epicyclic gear set that can be used as a coaster or just as a fidget toy.
    License: CC-BY-SA-4.0. First published: 2017/03/12; updated: 2021/11/20

Miniatures / Props

  • Mini Trash CanMini Trash Can with moving wheels R
    A small trash can with all moving parts, based on an original by 3D-Fuel.
    License: CC-BY-NC-4.0. First published: 2016/12/03; updated: 2020/03/30
  • Mini Pelican CaseHinged Mini Pelican Case 2.0 R
    A miniature Pelican-like Suitcase.
    License: CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0. First published: 2016/11/06; updated: 2020/06/30

Sculptures / Figures

  • Pile of PooPile of Poo Emoji (U+1F4A9)
    A 3D rendition of the Pile of Poo a.k.a. Smiling Turd Emoji U+1F4A9.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2016/07/20; updated: 2020/04/01

3D Printer Parts / Accessories

Boxes / Containers / Organisers

  • Earphones caseHinged Case for Earphones (separate parts remix) R
    An easy-to-print protective case for earphones.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2017/11/18; updated: 2020/05/13
  • KoozieHigh-tech Koozie (customizable) C
    An OpenSCAD customizable parametric cooler/insulator for soda cans and cylindrical bottles.
    License: CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0. First published: 2016/09/14; updated: 2020/06/09
  • LatchCustomizable Universal Latch C
    An OpenSCAD customizable latch to keep things like cardboard boxes closed.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2021/07/11; updated: 2021/08/28
  • Mammut CaseMammut Micro Tool case
    A protective case for the Mammut Micro Tool.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2021/09/05; updated: 2021/09/05

Tools / Utensils

  • SieveCustomizable sieve / filter / strainer CR
    An OpenSCAD customizable parametric sieve, filter, strainer, or whatever you'd like to call it.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2017/10/10; updated: 2020/06/25
  • Bag SealerBag sealing clip (customizable) C
    An OpenSCAD customizable parametric bag sealing clip/clamp.
    License: CC-BY-SA-4.0. First published: 2017/11/05; updated: 2020/11/23
  • Razor holderDouble-Edged Razor Blade Handle R
    A holder for using double-edged razor blades as a scraper.
    License: CC-BY-SA-4.0. First published: 2016/08/03; updated: 2020/10/10
  • Chain aidChain Opening Aid
    A tool to keep bicycle chains together while installing or removing their master link.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2020/12/25; updated: 2020/12/25
  • MicroVacMicroVac Turbo
    A small (experimental) handheld vacuum cleaner made from scrap parts.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2021/01/23; updated: 2021/01/30

Repairs / Replacement Parts

  • Screw CapCustomizable Screw Cap CR
    An OpenSCAD customizable parametric cap or lid with screw thread for tubes and round boxes.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2020/07/02; updated: 2020/07/02
  • Fan GrilleLightweight 40mm fan grille
    A simple and light 40mm fan grille to replace the typical metal grilles.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2016/07/27; updated: 2021/11/20
  • GliderCustomizable curtain rail slider C
    An OpenSCAD customizable parametric round curtain rail slider / glider.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2020/06/01; updated: 2020/06/01
  • Varta FixVarta 1W/3W LED flashlight replacement switch cap R
    A repair or replacement switch end cap for the Varta “indestructible” flashlight.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2020/12/29; updated: 2020/12/29
  • Fan Socket3 or 4 pin fan header socket
    A connector for 3- or 4-pin computer fan plugs.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2021/08/28; updated: 2021/08/28

Accessories / Helpers

  • Straw HolderYet Another Spray Can Straw Holder C
    An OpenSCAD customizable parametric holder for spray can straws.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2016/08/07; updated: 2020/07/25
  • 1+ Nord CoverOnePlus Nord Camera Cover
    A simple cover for the OnePlus Nord when using the stock bumper case.
    License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2021/07/07; updated: 2021/07/07
  • TripodZoom Phone Tripod (notched) R
    A modified version of LoboCNC's Zoom Phone Tripod, with notched angle for better stability.
    License: CC-BY-SA-4.0. First published: 2020/07/10; updated: 2020/11/15

3D Printing Showcases / Tests