We don't get to talk much about 3D printing here at Android Police because it's not a technology that's terribly mobile-focused (nor is it even that commonplace yet), but suffice to say, it's amazing. While this may not be about making prosthetic body parts, vehicles, or bikinis, MakerBot and OUYA are partnering to allow users to print their own enclosures for the hackable console. This may be the coolest way to customize a game system yet.


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Console customization isn't anything new to hardcore gamers. There have been kits, accessories, and tools to make your hardware your own for ages. This might just be the first time a 3D printer is used to recreate the entire enclosure, though. As followers of the Ouya saga may recall, it's not just an open software platform the company is promising, but the ability to hack and tweak the meatspace-bits as well. So you'll be able to take the guts out of your Ouya and put it in a new case.

The model is available for free online right now, so if you have a 3D printer (preferably one from MakerBot) you can fire it up and crank this out immediately. Also, invite me over because I am extremely fascinated by these and want to play with one so hard.

Source: Thingiverse