thingiverse

  • Makerbot Adds Thingiverse Groups, A Way To Share Models With Like-Minded Makers

    Makerbot Adds Thingiverse Groups, A Way To Share Models With Like-Minded Makers

    Thingiverse, Makerbot’s collection of public 3D models, is one of the keys to its continued success. However, thus far it has been a fairly lonely affair with users uploading their models and interacting with individuals only rarely. Now there’s Thingiverse Groups, a small tweak that lets you create an online group of like-minded makers. Quoth the Makerbot blog: ´┐╝Our new… Read More

  • “It’s Just So Big”

    “It’s Just So Big”

    As soon as Apple announced the new, larger iPhones, cries went up, prompted by the sheer size of the new devices. Will it fit in the pocket of my skinny jeans? How will it sit in my small hands? Can it double as a cheeseboard? These valid questions are hard to answer without a tangible representation with which to test. Read More

  • GitHub Adds 3D Modeling Features That Make It A Printer-Agnostic Choice For Object Sharing

    GitHub Adds 3D Modeling Features That Make It A Printer-Agnostic Choice For Object Sharing

    Github, everyone’s favorite nerdery, added STL object file support – basically a system for uploading and rendering 3D models – in April. Now, however, they’ve improved their service with a system for finding the differences in subsequent versions of these 3D files, essentially adding an undo button to 3D modeling. Read More

  • YouMagine Brings Some Heat To The Free 3D Model Space

    YouMagine Brings Some Heat To The Free 3D Model Space

    Is the 3D modeling space big enough for multiple competitors? Martijn Elserman, Siert Wijnia and Erik de Bruijn sure think so. They’re the founders of a new 3D object sharing site called YouMagine and were the creators of the Ultimaker, a $1,500 3D printer that comes in kit form and is a favorite with the DIY set. Read More