I needed a small dish rack for my small apartment in Charlotte. I usually only have a plate, a glass, a few cooking utensils and such to wash so it doesn't make sense to use the dishwasher. I designed and printed what I thought would be a pretty decent setup, shown to the left. It worked OK for a salad plate, but a dinner plate would not stand up on it's own. I violated one of the basic tenets of prototyping in that I printed the entire model without first testing the design with a few pieces. I wasted plastic and time printing pieces that I would never use. Live and learn.
So I went back to SketchUp and reworked the model. This time I only printed a few pieces to test the design. This one worked, so I printed the remaining parts and came up with the dish rack shown to the right.