How Do I Get Started?

First things first, Welcome to OpenBuilds!

OpenBuilds offers many resources to help aspiring and experienced builders alike build their dreams.  The best place to start your DIY journey is in our vast collection of Open Source Machine Builds.  Here you can find a wide range of ideas and interact with the designer.   As questions arise, join the discussion for that particular machine build or post a general question to the Community and you will find staff, resident builders, and experienced builders ready to assist.  Need to download things like software or models?  Try our Resource center.   Looking for finished project ideas?  Take a look in the Gallery and the Projects sections.

Once you've decided on a design, we have the parts you need to get started in our Part Store.

Happy you are here and look forward to seeing you Dream It! - Build It! - Share It!