MakerBot Teams With OUYA For 3D Printed OUYA Console Cases


While you wait in anticipation for your OUYA console to finally arrive in the mail, why not make it a custom case? MakerBot has joined forces with the OUYA team to create design files for a 3D printed OUYA game console case, optimized for printing on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

The OUYA MakerBot 3D Printing Development Kit provides users with a 3D template and specs for printing console covers that can be customized with patterns and colors of your choice. As expected, the console cases are printed in rugged PLA. The 3D printing experts out there also have the option to print in ABS on a MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. Either way, this is pretty darn awesome.

"We are pretty excited to be able to provide a 3D Printing Development Kit on for OUYA," said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. "OUYA is one of the most exciting new developments in the gaming world, and MakerBot is thrilled to be a part of it. The custom 3D printed console cases are also really cool."


"OUYA is all about being open – from allowing any game developer to make games for the TV to being able to literally open the console with a standard screwdriver," added Julie Uhrman, CEO of OUYA. "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."

If you're lucky enough to own a MakerBot Replicator, you can head over to MakerBot's and download the necessary files right now.

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