April 21, 2016 AT 4:00 am

3D Printed Controllers for Xbox One and Steam Machine #3DThursday #3DPrinting #Gaming

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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.

Find design files and more at all3dp!

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