Dr. Lex' 3D Printable Models
This is an overview of all the 3D printable models 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.
I am experimenting with the discussions feature in GitHub to see if it can be used as an alternative to Thingiverse's Makes, because one of the most rewarding aspects of sharing models is seeing photos of other people printing them. I have enabled this on some of the repositories, check for presence of a ‘discussions’ tab (you will need a GitHub account to post something).
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, donations 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.
- Flexi 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 - 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 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: 2021/12/28
- Funny Flexi Octopus
A print-in-place flexible articulated octopus.
License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2019/03/31; updated: 2022/05/28
- Reversing 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
- Planetary 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 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
- Hinged 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 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
- Hex surface vase (spiral print)
A vase, pen holder, or general container with hexagonal surface.
License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2018/05/12; updated: 2022/02/21
- Customizable Pen Butler CR
A modular pen holder that can be attached to a wall, or stand on a desk.
License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2016/07/16; updated: 2022/01/01
- Hinged 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: 2022/01/15
- High-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
- Customizable 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 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
- Customizable 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: 2022/05/19
- iRuler customizable ruler CR
An OpenSCAD customizable parametric ruler.
License: CC-BY-SA-4.0. First published: 2016/11/19; updated: 2021/12/12
- Bag 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
- Double-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 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
- MicroVac Turbo
A small (experimental) handheld vacuum cleaner made from scrap parts.
License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2021/01/23; updated: 2022/05/22
Repairs / Replacement Parts
- Customizable 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: 2022/04/08
- Lightweight 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
- Customizable 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
- Derailleur 10-tooth pulleys (Shimano compatible)
Pulleys/jockey wheels for RD-MC12 and similar derailleurs.
License: CC-BY-4.0. First published: 2022/03/29; updated: 2022/03/29
- Varta 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
- 3 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
- Yet 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: 2022/05/18
- OnePlus 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
- Zoom 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