3D Printed Controllers for Xbox One and Steam Machine #3DThursday #3DPrinting #Gaming
We love these 3D printed game controllers, Via all3dp
Looking for some personal touch when playing video games? Why not use 3D printing to customize your video game controller? Here are two great alternatives to controller uniformity.
If you’re into gaming and are looking for something special, you’ve probably considered the option of buying a customized controller. There’s a ton of commercial offers out there – like the ones from Controller Chaos in the US or The Controller Shop in the UK.
The drawback of these custom made controllers: They will set you back around $120 to $150. 3D printing your custom controller will be a lot cheaper. You can also choose from a variety of materials.
Maker “BobsYurUncle” posted some images of his custom made Xbox One controller on Imgur. He used a “$350 Monoprice Maker Select 3D printer (fully modded) in Hatchbox Wood PLA”. This filament consists of about 70% wood fibers and 30% PLA.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.