I use Blender to design things to print - game pieces, useful objects. It is awesome seeing what others have designed, remixed, and shared with the community. Blender is an open source project that runs on Linux/Windows/OSX, and is constantly being worked on. (I'd recommend the 3D Print Toolbox & MeasureIt plugins to make designing for 3D models easier.) If you're interested in Blender, you might check for local meetup groups...the one in Seattle (Seabug) is great! Inventimark's youtube series is a practical introduction into Blender for 3D print modeling.
If you have any questions about my models, modeling in general, printing in general, or anything from the above, I would be happy to exchange messages. (There's also a blog, where all of my learning notes go.) I'm not picky about sharing the Blender files - pre-2019 will be 2.79, 2019+ are 2.8.
I have a couple of Lulzbot Mini 1's that I've had for several years. (If you're interested, Lulzbot does offer refurbished 1.03 & 1.04 Minis on their website. Their support is awesome, and the Minis are workhorses.) The Minis come with stock .5mm nozzles, so they print faster but with slightly less detail - you can swap in Micro Swiss nozzles with 5 minutes of work. My models are usually designed for .5mm thickness, but I don't know how much that will affect you. Some of my work, I've designed for a newer nozzle (the Micro - .25, nice fan shroud).
If I don't reply to your comment here on Thingiverse, it's hard for designers to notice. We see every time someone does a like or collection with the models...and the more models we put up, the more likes/collections. If you went to the trouble of reading this profile, realize that I'm excited for feedback. If I didn't respond to a question, let me know that I missed something.
If you do sell any of my projects commercially - be good about the Creative Commons license. If they are my designs, maybe link to the project AND call me out. (CC requires attribution.) Sometimes I remix things - make sure you follow the non-commercial requirements if those have been inherited.
And finally, an appeal to design and contribute back to the community. Imagine 100 people on the site. I don't have the stats, but I'm guessing that people who give back, are probably 3-5% of the users. Even if you start by remixing models, it's a step. I'm definitely not artistic - I'm betting with a little practice, you can come up with much more creative pieces that I've done. Good luck!
I Am A…Artist, Maker
Tools I Use…
Design Programs: Blender
3D Design Skill Level