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June 2, 2017 AT 3:00 am

Game Changer: Using a Raspberry Pi to Make an Xbox 360 Into a 3D Printer #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Via Benjamin Towner on hackster.io

If you got smashed playing multi-player xbox 360 games like ‘Halo’ or ‘Call of Duty’ in 2008 / 2009 by a gamer with the handle “Kernal BT”… then your opportunity for revenge has past you by. I’ve smashed my game unit in an epic tear-down and transformed it into a miniature 3D printer for under $75.00.

It’s not too difficult to disassemble the unit into component parts. This gives you a chance to look at what has dominated your time in a more abstract way. As an engineer, I immediately see the useful galvanized metal frame and a DVD player with some moving mechanical motors. I continue by breaking out the DVD drive and use a Dremel to drill some holes in the thicker metal frame that will provide the mechanical structure of my newly fabricated 3D printer.

I’ve looked at various 3D printers for inspiring designs, but this post is a borderline exercise in building a robotic structure that will push your comfort zone.

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