MakerBot and OUYA announced a partnership today that will let gaming and 3D printing enthusiasts 3D print their own OUYA game console cases.
The first OUYA video game consoles are ready to ship to early backers on March 28. To embrace the customizable features of OUYA, Makerbot will create 3D design files for the first 3D printed OUYA game console. The designs are optimized for printing on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
"It was a natural progression to extend our openness by partnering with MakerBot. What better way to bring OUYA's console to life than letting anyone print and modify it."
When you get an OUYA, you can go to Thingiverse.com and download the OUYA MakerBot 3D Printing Development Kit which provides a 3D template and specs for printing console covers that the user can customize with patterns and colors. The console cases are printed in rugged PLA on the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, or for those 3D printing experts, in ABS on a MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer.
OUYA is the first game console to release 3D templates for its hardware that can be printed on a 3D printer. It not only allows OUYA owners to personalize their game consoles, but also brings OUYA into a whole new spectrum of innovation in the gaming category.
Right now you can find the .stl files for the enclosure on Thingiverse.
Posted in 3D Printing Applications
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Spanjer wrote at 4/2/2013 7:12:19 PM:
Extra space also allow's for room to upgrade mabye ? :P
JD90 wrote at 3/27/2013 7:39:17 PM:
Sooo... the case houses mostly empty space? If that's how they choose to design, I'd be worried about the quality of the device.