You may have a headful of ideas, but how do you get them out of your head and into the physical plane? 3D printers just the tools for that job. You dream up an object, then you design it on your computer, and then you can print out the object right in the comfort of your own home. The final product may be a fun and whimsical gift, or it might be something functional that you need for work. You’ll be amazed at the number of things you can do with the right machine. There are several types of 3D printers out there, though, so here is a quick overview of some of the most basic features.