Explore Thingiverse in AR

Discover cool 3d models, view them in AR and share them with your friends. Check it out on the  APP STORE

AR Model on a desk


ThingstAR integrates lots of great features, so I can only highlight my favorites here. Be sure to check the app out, it is really good! Really Really!

AR View

Place your favorite things in your physical environment using Augmented Reality. Move, scale and rotate them with your fingers.

Share AR Models

You can easily share models with your friends. The models are shared as usdz files that can be viewed on all AR-capable iOS devices.


You can also bookmark your favorite things, making them available through the quick access menu (just tap the boat in the top left corner).

Dark Mode

A beautiful light and dark theme make exploring even more fun. The theme automatically adjusts to your system setting.

ThingstAR - The AR Powered Thingiverse Explorer.

ThingstAR is the first iPad app to explore the huge catalog of Thingiverse projects, take a closer look at 3D models in AR and even share your AR models as a usdz file with every other (AR-capable) iOS device. Share your favorite models with your friends!

Project List Bookmarks Project Details AR View

Frequently Asked Questions.

Answers to most common questions.

AR View only shows black screen. WTF?

It is likely that the app doesn't have permission to use the camera, which is needed for the AR view. Go to the settings app and open the settings menu for ThingstAR. Then allow camera access to discover AR models in your environment.

What can I do if screenshots are not saved to photos?

There are two main reasons for this to happen. Either the app doesn't have the permission to write to fotos. In this case go the settings app and open the settings menu for ThingstAR. Here you need to allow write access to fotos for screenshots to be saved. The other reason may be that the fotos app has no albums, then you just need to open the fotos app and create one.

Why is ThingstAR not available on my iPad?

As ThingstAR relies heavily on ARKit it is only available on AR capable devices. The following devices are currently supported:

  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and newer)
  • iPad (5th generation and newer)
  • iPad Mini (5th generation and newer)
Will there be a ThingstAR version for iPhones or Android?

As the feature set of ThingstAR is heavily based on ARKit, which is not available on Android, it is not very likely that there will be an Android version anytime soon. But let's talk iPhone. As ThingstAR is a content driven app, it is in my opinion best suited for large screens, like on iPads. But if there is a real interest in an iPhone version, let me know.

What does the message "Thingiverse might be down" mean?

ThingstAR uses the Thingiverse API to search and download things and related files. But there may be temporary service interuptions (downtimes) to the API due to infrastructure upgrades or server issues. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about that. Please try again later.

There is this cool service offering 3D models, can you integrate it?

The answer is a clear: Maybe. It basically depends on the amount of models, quality of the service and if it offers an open API. If there is a real additional value to the app (and its users), I will definitely check it out!


Found a bug, got a feature request or have nice words to say. Reach out to me.