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A Very Maker Christmas

So as I get older and my friends and family get older buying meaningful gifts gets harder. Because lets face it, most people (that have the money anyway) will just buy the things they want/need. So this year I thought I'd put my printer to work and make a few of the gifts.  So I'll start with the smaller projects and work my way up from there. 
 So my wife and her long time friend decided several years ago to start exchanging ornaments as their presents to each other. So this usually mans as we go on trips through out the years we also look at ornaments to find the "perfect" one. This year I talked my wife into letting me make one for them. So I made a lithophane ornament using one of their family photos. It was surprisingly simple thanks to this site, http://3dp.rocks/lithophane/ . Basically you upload an image them play with the settings till you get what you want and then just download the .stl file. The printing was super easy, you just stand the place …