The UCube (v.1.0) is the first attempt at producing a tangible input device that allows non-experts to model and create their own three-dimensional objects. By placing towers around a board and activating various switches, users can define the points or vertices of a shape they wish to model. The companion software allows them to rotate the shape along any axis, fill it in, and export it to a file type (.stl) that can be read by 3d printers – thus allowing novice users to ‘close the production loop’ from ideation, to modeling, and finally to fabrication.