I bought the 3D printer, fascinated by what I could create.
However, the best thing that happened was not what I created, but what it changed(altered) in my brain (cognition).
What I mean to say is, that the most important the change 3D printer carry(gave) in my life is not the the creation itself, but the way to approach a problem.
Before, when I had an issue I just accepted it with an indifferent and submissive state of mind.
Then, after buying a 3D printer, when I come face-to-face with a problem I was trying to figure out how to resolve it.
I didn’t stop and I had a problem I cannot resolve without before trying to find a solution. (rationally)
My first thought was: “ok, I have a problem. How can I solve it?”.
Through this new way of thinking, I printed many curious and useful things.
I know that the things I have created are not indispensable and often of little use, but their greatest contribution is not to solve the particular problem but to change the approach that I have to problems.
It is with this philosophy that I created a large variety of different things, such as: a cart opener, a fan holder, toy repeairs,rooftop cargo carrier, an ice cream holder to keep my daughter’s hands from getting dirty, an extension for worn out pencils, personalized gifts, silhouettes for shadow theater, a carrot holder, and also do some wonderful research for school (like when I printed the skull of the first Australopithecus Lucy).