3D printing is the construction of a physical three dimensional object from a digital model using a computer controlled printer. In the context of the Indieweb, this usually refers to posting about 3d printing on your website.
As of 2021-04-01, having recently acquired a 3d printer, David Shanske is working on adding a section to his website to organize posts about the things he has built.
As of 2021-01-08, Aaron Parecki has posted downloadable STL files with a description of the project on his website:
As of 2017-02-27, Marty McGuire has posted downloadable STL files with a description of the project on his website:
As of 2020-05-23, he has also syndicated projects and "makes" (builds of other people's designs) from Thingiverse to his website:
- Thing example: https://martymcgui.re/2013/10/30/104417/
- "Made a copy" example: https://martymcgui.re/2013/03/08/131955/
- Tag where things and makes are collected: https://martymcgui.re/tag/3dp/
So far, a general prototype for a post about a 3d printed object consists of a photo and a description, often linking to our incorporating the elements of the pages on Thingiverse.
This may include details such as:
- The printer that constructed it
- The type of material/filament used
- The file used to generate the print.
- Source files used to make the printable part, such as design files for use with 3D modeling software.