What are MakerBot Verified Files?
The magic of 3D printing is that you can find a design online, download the file and then print out a physical object. But sometimes things don’t go smoothly; misprints happen, and that wastes time and materials. This can be especially discouraging for people who are new to 3D printing. That’s why MakerBot is now verifying or testing the files found on Thingiverse, its site for 3D printable files.
“Experimental works-in-progress are a key part of what makes Thingiverse amazing, and that aspect of the site will continue to grow and thrive. But we know there are those of you in the community who are just getting started or don’t want to spend the time experimenting with the more challenging designs on the site. You just want to download and print – that’s what MakerBot Verified Files are about. While we’re starting with just over 75 files, we have begun testing and adding more Verified Files to more Thing pages.”
So how do you know when a file is MakerBot Verified? Look for a red check mark in the lower corner of the project photo or along the right side of the project description for MakerBot Verified File when searching on Thingiverse. Or start with this collection of MakerBot Verified Files!
Ready to try 3D printing? Here’s a schedule of upcoming MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer classes at TechShop Pittsburgh. This class is free for MAKERSHiP participants.
PRO103: MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer SBU, 2.0 hours
Saturday, 12/21/13 1:00pm
Sunday, 12/29/13 4:00pm
Friday, 1/3/14 6:00pm
Tuesday, 1/7/14 6:30pm