What is REALLY cool...no pun intended... is just how convenient it is to use a cooler for protection when traveling. Knowing I would be traveling all last week introducing our 3D ThinkLink 3D Design & Printing Curriculum to Horizons Hampton Roads teachers and knowing that they just HAD to see this little gem of a 3D printer, I scoured the shelves for suitable protection.
It didn't take long to find it in the form of the Igloo Ice Cube 14 Can Cooler.
|Igloo Ice Cube 14 Can Cooler|
There are two reasons why this is the perfect protection for the M3D Micro 3D printer. The first is that it fits perfectly and is wonderfully protected using the original packing bubble wrap!
|M3D Micro - Protected by Igloo Cooler|
But, this little cooler has something else to offer. There is a lid on the top and a recessed area usually used for ice cubes. It makes the perfect storage place for an extra spool of filament and silica moisture protection.
|M3D Micro Filament with Silica Moisture Protection|
Now, you have to admit it. This combination of a lightweight, strong cooler and the most portable 3D printer ever is a perfect match for having fun on the road with fear of damage
One evening, in my Hampton Inn hotel room, I created a quick video demonstrating some of the reasons why I call the Micro 3D printer THE most perfect traveling printer ever. It truly does turn an otherwise bland hotel room into a true 'Idea Room" and I was able to create some very nice prints to show the Horizons teachers and, on a little side trip to North Carolina, Jeff Epps of the Richmond County G.R.E.A.T. 3D Academy. He was as impressed as I am about the Micro.
The only problem? They were so shocked at the quality, they took all my print samples!!!