A 3D-Printed Xbox One Controller, Made Of Wood

I did not know you could 3D print with wood. Now I do, and given my fetish for the stuff when it comes to video games, I am very interested in mods like this.

Adam Grieser made the controller by taking some replacement Xbox One controller shell models from Thingiverse and running wood through a 3D printer. Turns out that, while plastic is the material of choice for most 3D printing, you can also use powdered wood filaments, which is how he’s achieved the very rustic look here.

From this...

The end result actually comes out quite smooth once you sand down the printing lines, but in order to stain the controller he roughed it up a bit.

...to this...
...to this!

Gorgeous. Now for everyone who ever comes over to carve their names in it...

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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.