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What are the best Things of 2015?

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Let's take stock of the year in Thingiverse and list our favorite designs from 2015.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:397469/#comments

This kit helps you to solidify your Prusa i3. It has 3 advantages :
• It allows you to have a more stable Z-endstop adjustment,
• You printing quality will be better if your Z-axis doesn't move anymore
• You can now speed up your printer without any side effect.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:417414

A Raspberry Pi B+ case that perfectly fits the board.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1081797
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1090461

I love how people are using 3D printing to help people.

Wheelchair for people in third world countries 'HU-GO'
Mouth Operated Mouse
by 0_o

I really like this one. Quick easy print in place and impossible not to smile when you pull it off the plate. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1130684

Print in Place Stick Man

Ericthepoolboy's Toyota 4 Cylinder Engine is surely one of the most impressive Things to appear this year.

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Toyota 4 Cylinder Engine 22RE, Complete working model
MobBob V2 - Smart Phone Controlled Robot
BeQui, Jointed Robot

Obviously, http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1169476 should make the list! Tis the Star Wars season, after all!

Why can a query not be made of the database, like "SELECT * FROM things WHERE things.created_date > '2015-1-1' AND things.created_date<'2016-1-1' ORDER BY things.likes DESC, things.makes DESC LIMIT 100"

Or order by whatever you like. Asking a small percentage of the community to choose the "best of" isn't indicative of the site's true "best".

Case in point: Grabby charmander ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:714831 ) has 18 likes, 0 MADE. 0. That's a zero with a z. Zero.

Grabby Charmander

This is not definitive, nor are we looking for the most popular designs. We just want the community to share some of their favorite Things.

This topic shouldn't be on the front page then. It is misleading. I came expecting to find a page that essentially performed the query I described above. Instead, I found Grabby Charmander. That's not useful. A "Post your Favorite Things from 2015" is different from "Best of 2015?". The former is entirely subjective. The latter would collect the true "best" as determined by likes/collects/makes. As it stands, this title is misleading; most forums have rules against "clickbait" titles.

Further, whose opinion determines what makes it in and what doesn't? A thingiverse employee? A mod? That's not the voice of the community. If you really want to find the "best", you'd create a voting platform, whereby users could submit things for a certain time period, then vote on which they liked best.

I thought it might be fun for the community to recommend designs. So far, I've included everything that people have listed here, unless they're listing their own designs. I think the titles and the descriptions are pretty clear, too.

That said, I just added a link to the most made Things to the collection's description.

Would you prefer we not mention our own designs here? I was seriously considering not doing so, but saw a few others doing it and figured I'd tag along. I'm happy to delete it if you want this restricted to people posting other people's designs.

Edit: deleted my post. Don't want to encourage that behavior if it's unwelcome.

It's not so much that it's unwelcome. The goal here is discovery, so all Things are good to see. I just won't include them in the collection that's featured on the front page. I should've stipulated that people should only suggest designs by others, but I didn't.

Just deleted the Gankra Skull post to obide.

oops. my bad. I'll delete it as well.

That's totally reasonable. Thanks for the clarification.

Well I feel sheepish. To be frank, I didn't know I could perform a query like that. My mistake, @glitchpudding. Thank you for your patience.

Well, it's not the easiest function to find.

We're curious about all of @Klowsen 's interests as well. Voting would be fun.

Jonbot Plus - Printrbot Plus Inspired 3D Printer
3D Printed Exoskeleton Hands
Self-Watering Planter (Small)
Mini Apollo Guidance Computer DSKY Module
Full-sized-filament-spool holder printable on most 3D printers, small or large
M3D Horizontal overhead filament holder
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Surly this needs to be considered: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:724999

Mostly Printed CNC "MPCNC" BURLY C-23.5mm OD
by Allted
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This was the year of adorable Thing photos being uploaded! Some of my favorites relating to my favorite subjects: animals & assistive devices.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1095858
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1095924
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1064647

CAT ARMOR
FiGo - Dog Wheelchair
by Rickee
hANDi hand orthose
by Teljemo

Fantastic topic!

Probably my favorite thing this year is the printable Photo Studio, great way to take photos of designs and makes which just makes Thingiverse better to browse - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1085472

Also love what Bold Machines have been doing with their models, especially the Medieval Castle - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:862724

Le Fab Shop have been killing it this year, especially with their Paris Lamp - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1134611

Last but not least, huge fan of Dutchmogul's Pocket Tactics table top game. You should really check out the awesome designs he's been sharing and give the game a try! - http://www.thingiverse.com/dutchmogul/designs

Smartphone Photo Studio for #3DBenchy and tiny stuff
Medieval Castle
PARIS lamp
3D Spanish Style Modern House
by dbbyres

3ddruckqueck’s beautiful Solar Hive is one of the most unique and most beautiful Customizers of the year.

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Solar Hive

I'm a fan of emancarrillo's Ozo Puzzle Bear. My kid and I both fiddle around with it and it really holds up. Nice puzzle. Nice design.

Ozo 1x2x3 Puzzle Bear

Yes. One of my favorites for sure.

Wearable Episode VII StormTrooper Helmet by Geoffro,

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1094858

Wearable Episode VII StormTrooper Helmet
by Geoffro