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!