Behold My Creation

As a software developer, dealing mostly with virtual creation, I hold special fascination towards physical creations.

This is why I find 3D printers fascinating. Creating something tangible from bits and bytes feels like magic.

Unfortunately, I don’t feel 3D printers are quite there yet. They’re still too expense, too slow, too large. I am sure that will change with time.

In the meantime, we have accessible paper printers. It’s quite amazing what we can do with those.

Aside from the obvious printing of documents, a home printer is a great way to produce a wide range of other tangible things. From productive to decorative, the range of ideas is astounding.

For productivity, check out some planner templates. You can print sewing patterns or greeting cards.

You can print games, from crosswords to snakes and ladders to the more exotic Dragon Magazine’s Search for the Emperor’s Treasure and The Awful Green Things From Outer Space. You can print Dungeons & Dragons adventures and trendy Print-to-Play games.

For recreational projects, search for printable paper craft. You’ll find printable and foldable robots and other fun models. You can even download my transformable version of Optimus Prime.

I personally find the versatility of home printed content exciting. I hope you share the excitement!

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

One thought on “Behold My Creation

  1. Unlike your views about not commeting code which I completely disagree with, I must say I do agree with you on printers! We have a multi-function printer that functions as a scanner, copier, fax, and printer. It is used nearly every day! I haven’t sent a fax in a couple of years though and whenver I accidentally leave it plugged into the landline it starts pumping out junk faxes.

    A few years ago, we travelled around the world. Maybe this is less so needed now with the advent of smart phones and tablets but we ended up buying a portable printer which turned out to be indespensible along the way for printing visa forms, filing a tax return, printing maps or entry tickets without having to depend on someone else.

    On 3D printers, yeah, I have to agree, I can’t really think what I would use one for regularrly. It’s easy to pay a 3D printing shop if you ever need some part printed. Unless you have a very specific purpose for having a 3D printer, I can’t see owning one just to have one in case you might need to print something one day.

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