Co-create a new world of home appliances.

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.

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HOW IT WORKS

  • Ideate

    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
  • Evaluate

    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
  • Make

    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.

  • Produce

    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.

  • Sell

    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

WHAT WE MAKE

Refrigeration

Food Cold Storage, Freezers, Beverage Centers, Dispensers

Dish Cleaning

Dishwashers, Compact, Under Sink, Portable

Food Disposal

Disposers, Compactors

Cooking

Cooktops, Ranges, Microwaves, Ventilation

Clothes Care

Washers, Dryers, Space-Saving Units

Water Systems

Water Heaters, Water Purifiers, Water Softeners, Water Filtration

New & Novel

What's Next for Home Appliances?

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

Community

Community

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.

Join the FirstBuild community

Recognition

Recognition

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.

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Protection

Protection

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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