What is Thingiverse?
Thingiverse is a place for you to share your digital designs with the world. We believe that just as computing shifted away from the mainframe into the personal computer that you use today, digital fabrication will share the same path. In fact, it is already happening: laser cutters, cnc machines, 3D printers, and even automated paper cutters are all getting cheaper by the day. These machines are useful for a huge variety of things, but you need to supply them with a digital design in order to get anything useful out of them. We're hoping that together we can create a community of people who create and share designs freely, so that all can benefit from them.
Zach Hoeken likes to dream big, fail big, and win big. His true passion in life is acting as a catalyst and helping others do amazing things. Whether it is creating open source micro controllers, robot controller software, object sharing websites, or self replicating 3D printers there is one central purpose: to help other people help themselves create an awesome world to live in. He hopes that someday we can create a world that surpasses even the wildest futures portrayed in science fiction. I think the universe is and will continue to be completely rad. Do you want to help?
Bre Pettis loves to make things, share them with the world, and support others in their dreams of making things. Bre dreams of a rapidly prototyped utopia filled with objects custom made by people. In the past he has supported the creativity of others as a school teacher in Seattle Public Schools, as the creator of the weekly video series "Weekend Projects" published on the Make: Magazine website, and as a producer of new media for Etsy.com. He founded NYCResistor, a hacker collective that seeks to learn, share, and make things. When he's not making things, he is sleeping.