I bought a Makerbot in 2013 and joined this site in February 2015. The first 3D model I ever designed/printed was in 1994 on a machine the size of a car that cost around a million dollars. Now I have a machine on my desk at home that can make that same part. It's a good time to be alive.
The files I post are first-and-foremost models that I want for myself. I share them on the off chance you do too. I do not earn money or receive compensation of any kind from these files. Tips are not enabled; instead please consider posting a "make" of the model that you have downloaded and printed...a 'make' would mean more to me than the money.
Models/designs/IP that I've "copied" (such as the Star Wars vehicles) are listed as [non-commercial/no derivatives] to avoid potential trademark or copyright issues. Please (!!!) respect the original rights holder and don't do anything with them that could get me in trouble, especially do not sell 3D prints of "non-commercial" listed items online, such as on eBay or Etsy.
I Am A…Engineer, Maker
Tools I Use…
Printers: MakerBot Replicator 2
Design Programs: Solidworks
3D Design Skill Level