a distributed federated thingiverse would not be unappreciated tbh
It would be cool to do something like that on the fedi but how could we find things? Also we'd need a better name for them like droppings. Then we'd have toots and droppings.
@Tayo decent search would definitely be critical for sure
@djsundog It would be cool to generalize it a bit more than Thingiverse too and include things like circuit board designs, sewing patterns, etc, and categorize them with tags. If there was a mechanism in place to link objects, you could do things like link to the 3D printed enclosure for a board, build full machines out of objects designed by other people, or specify optional periferals for things.
@djsundog MediaGoblin does federation, and includes 3D models as one of its media types. I've never actually used it but it's on my list of things to try installing and using someday.
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