FirstBuild is an online and physical community dedicated to designing, engineering, building, and selling the next generation of major home appliances. Sign up today to bring your innovations to market at unprecedented speed.GET STARTED
Let’s break the ice. We’re making the worlds most affordable nugget ice maker and you, our FirstBuild community, can be the first to get it.Check It Out
We teamed up with MakerBot and Thingiverse for the "Think Inside the IceBox" Hackathon. From medicine reminders to food sharing, check out the designs to make them yourself!View Winners
Ideas are the starting point for solving the challenges in developing major home appliances. These ideas can come in the form of a drawing, a design, or a thought. Sharing your idea is the first step towards making it a reality.SUBMIT YOUR IDEA
A dialogue in the form of voting and commenting is the backbone of the FirstBuild community. It is how your good ideas turn into great ideas, and it is what determines which ideas go on to become products.START VOTING
The making phase is a critical step in the creative process. We believe that the best way to learn about a problem or a product is to build it.
FirstBuild provides the space, tools, and resources to build and prototype the appliances of your dreams.
Rapid and advanced manufacturing techniques at the FirstBuild Microfactory can produce products quickly and on a small scale. This gives customers the ability to provide quick feedback and influence the design.
FirstBuild will then help sell and promote your great ideas online through a dedicated web store and on physical shelves, including ones at the Microfactory.SHOP FIRSTBUILD
The community is the heart of FirstBuild. It is what drives creativity and inspires innovation. FirstBuild is an online community of like-minded individuals as well as a physical location where community members can work on projects. It is a place to bounce your ideas off one another or just take a break and hang out with other creative minds.
At FirstBuild, no good idea or comment will go unrecognized. We will make sure you are appropriately recognized for your contributions. This can come in the form of promotion of you and your talents, monetary compensation, or in the form of access to tools and resources.
Intellectual property is very important to us. Contributions on the site are protected under a Creative Commons License. Therefore, even though work presented on this site is available for anyone to use at FirstBuild, attribution will be given to you as the initial author.
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