Underlying Data: 500 Days of Thingiverse: A Longitudinal Study of 30 Popular Things
This is the underlying data supporting a study titled "500 Days of Thingiverse: A Longitudinal Study of 30 Popular Things for 3D Printing" [published in the Rapid Prototyping Journal https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-01-2020-0021]
Data was collected for 30 of the most popular things on Thingiverse at 5 intervals: 26th August 2018, 3rd January 2019 (130 days), 10th May 2019 (127 days), 13th November 2019 (187 days) and 7th January 2019 (56 days). At each interval, the number of views, downloads, likes, makes, comments and remixes for each thing were recorded. Additional metrics were calculated incorporating the initial upload date of each thing to show trends over the lifetime of a thing, and the total number of things on Thingiverse was also recorded to provide context.
This data builds upon the initial data set published in http://doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-8491-9.ch012