The Legend of Zelda on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try and keep track of where each dungeon and secret, alternative methods now exist. Like, for instance, 3D printing a replica of the game’s entire overworld.
Reddit user Gabbelago likes to play games on their smartphone, so they decided to 3D print a case for it that had buttons. The resulting prototype is both practical and elegant.
The latest installment of Activision’s toys-to-life series series allows players to create their own Skylanders characters. Thanks to a mobile app launching alongside the game later this month, they’ll also be able to make 3D printed figures, playable trading cards and t-shirts featuring their creations.
Codsworth, the robo-buttler of Fallout 4's main character’s family in all his glory. Photographer Mark Mosinski built and printed tiny version of this personal Mister Handy and it looks fantastic.
Mini nukes sure look a lot more high-tech on the inside.
We’ve seen a lot of Destiny weapon replicas over the past few months, created by various methods, but the Thorn hand cannon Kirby Downey made has a small twist: There’s an airsoft gun hidden inside.
Making 3D printing instantly a lot more interesting/potentially terrifying is a new system that lets you ‘print’ conductive circuitry. The university students behind it have printed a playable game controller from scratch as a proof of concept.
TheLobsterClaw shared a 3D-printed version of the starter spaceship from Faster Than Light, the Kestrel, made by a group of enthusiasts.
Looking at these photos makes me want a 3D printer so bad. Printing figurines or other small items is one thing, but entire Minecraft worlds? Minecraft enthusiast Dave Russell used Mineways, an open source 3D printer program, to bring all these blocky builds to life.
Dave Nunez sure likes 3D printing stuff, and his latest project was no small undertaking. Inspired by his desk lamp and a pile of spare parts, he came up with the design for this 'NESPoise' system, and it sure is pretty.
A group calling themselves the "Iron Man Factory" had hoped to use Kickstarter to fund construction of a series of incredible 3D-printed Iron Man costumes. They really should have asked Marvel first, though.
Every day it seems someone makes something remarkable in Minecraft. But this… well, this is one of the most remarkable Minecraft things I've seen in a while.
The Xbox One is not a small console. In fact, it's the biggest console currently in my entertainment center. But what if it were tiny? No, I mean really tiny.
You might think 3D printers are only good for making your own bootleg action figures, but there's a far more practical use for them: building robotic limbs for kids who would otherwise have a pretty tough time of it.