Design of the Week: A Round 2IT

By on March 5th, 2018 in Design


 It's a Round 2IT!
It’s a Round 2IT!

This week’s selection is the hilarious Round 2IT by Thingiverse contributor Adam Haley.

There’s nothing magical about the mechanical design of this 3D model. It has no moving parts and is about as simple an object as one could possibly imagine 3D printing. No support structures are required and it can be printed quite quickly. 

But what is it? 

It’s a Round 2IT. 

It’s a parody of the often heard procrastination phrase, “I’ll get around to it later”. Thus, we have a Round 2IT. It’s round, and it includes a “to it”. 

I like this design tremendously, as it is a near perfect example of how 3D printing can be used in a very different way. The Round 2IT is a kind of “physical joke” that could be used in the way you tell a verbal joke. 

Even better, you can literally hand over a Round 2IT to someone who mistakenly uses the procrastination phrase in your presence. Better give them two, just in case. Haley explains: 

I keep running into people who need these, so now I’ve got one to give them so they can get to work.

I do too. For this purpose I intend on printing quite a few of these items to keep on hand, waiting for the appropriate moment to unleash them. 

But this is only the beginning. I can imagine a huge number of similar “physical jokes” that one could create with 3D printing. 

Do you have some similar puns/designs you’d like to see 3D printed? 

Via Thingiverse

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!