Mirror with broken stand pins.

This is an example of a typical and simple home repair solution when a 3D printer is available. Instead of replacing an inexpensive small mirror or attempting to recover and glue the broken pins that attach the mirror to its stand, I decided to add a thin frame piece to the mirror with new pins. With just 3 measurements and less than 20 minutes of work I had a file ready to print, and the solution seems to work well. I probably spent as much time producing this photo gallery as I did doing the work itself. 🙂 My point in posting this is to show a typical example of just one of many ways I find myself using a 3D printer in applications in our home. It didn’t take long after learning some basic design tools to find myself discovering ways to use 3D printed parts to solve mundane household needs.