YouMagine is a website where you’ll not only find fun, fashionable, and functional STL files to download and 3D print, but also a place to meet other 3D printing enthusiasts and collaborate with them on projects. You can also upload and share your 3d-printable creations. According the site, “YouMagine is an online community for everyone who’s eager to explore the world of 3D printing.”
YouMagine is powered by Ultimaker. The 3D printables on the website are optimized for fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers like the Ultimaker.
We tried out YouMagine and downloaded a Holly Napkin Ring. The download came with a PDF where you can print an attribution for the model that includes the designer’s name, date, URL, and a QR code to access the model. There’s also a ReadMe file with instructions from the designer. We thought this was a great feature and makes it easy to display an attribution for the design if desired. Our print turned out great.
Here’s an overview of the YouMagine user interface:
Ideas – This is where all of the ideas are listed and you can explore other people’s ideas. Click the idea title and then Details to learn more about the idea and add your comments.
Submit your idea – This is where you can add your own idea. You can choose a name, name category and description and upload some images and documents. You can also mark your idea as a challenge and offer a reward.
Discover – Here you will find all of the uploaded objects other people have shared through YouMagine. The objects are sorted in 12 categories including: 3D printer parts and enhancements, Fashion, Gadget, Miniatures, and more.
Designers – This section lists all the designers who have uploaded objects to the site. Click on a user and you can view all the items they have shared.
Add design – Click this button to share designs that you want to share on YouMagine. You can add details about your design and include images and documents.
Message – This feature allows you to send a message to other users.
Profile –View and edit your profile.
Search – The search icon is a magnifying glass located in the upper-right corner.
YouMagine is a fun site that’s still growing. This is a resource to add to your favorites and explore the many printables they offer.