How do you collaborate?

Working Together to Push and Shove

Working Together to Push and Shove

Thingiverse has become a hopping place with mashups, derivatives, and collaborations galore of late. 1 2  In particular, Pattywac’s recent team design challenge has prompted several groups to work together on some pretty cool projects.

As an online-community Thingiverse is a place for sharing ideas and digital objects.  It has also come to be a place for collaboration.  If you don’t live near a hackerspace or have access to sophisticated tools, you can always ask for help or feedback on Thingiverse.  Even if you don’t have a 3D printer, a lasercutter, or even tools – you can probably still fire up OpenSCAD, start working on a project, and see your imagination realized.

If you’ve got access to a computer and an internet connection there’s no reason to wait.  You can start making things right now with the help of people all around the world.  What are you waiting for?

  1. Photo courtesy of Solo []
  2. Special thanks to Schmarty for introducing me to the “Terrible Secret of Space” meme. []
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  • Twotimes
    April 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Fooly cooly… yup I admit it, Makerblock, you might be a Doctor Who dork, I’m an anime and manga dork.

  • Syvwlch
    April 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    A little by email and IM, but mostly in the comments section of the Thing and any test prints that get uploaded. It’s a little scattered, but it’s organic to the website and it’s easy to find for anyone wanting to join the party.

    Now, for something REALLY complicated, I might want to stick the OpenSCAD scripts and libraries up on something like github and maybe create a wiki for the discussions/parameter storage… but never actually tried that. Has anyone?

  • MakerBlock
    April 29, 2011 at 2:20 am

    @Syvwlch: I think the MCAD libraries are on github?


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