Internet Happy Places

My Internet Happy Place: Thingiverse, a 3D-Printing Community With Actionable Inspiration

At the end of a year in which we could not explore much IRL, team OneZero is sharing our favorite places we found online.

I recently got into 3D printing, and there’s an incredible website called Thingiverse, where people post their 3D models and designs for free so others can print them. There are more cool designs on the site than I have time in my life to print out silly pieces of plastic, and I can spend an hour just scrolling and looking at other people’s projects. It’s inspiring and actionable — because if you have pretty much any 3D printer, you can make anything on the site.