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3D printing comes to phones and games at MakerBot's first hackathon

Kevin Lee | April 12, 2013
3D printers have gotten to the point that they can print just about anything you can imagine (yes, even food). But while we've been focusing on better machines and more insane prints, you may have forgotten about the most important step that magically turns a digital file into a physical object--the software.

But Brian says this sort of cross-communication could go both ways. This way, you could make pull shapes from Unity, customize them on the app, and send them back to the game world. Brian also spoke of another future use where you could turn screenshots into 3D-printed dioramas of a moment from your favorite game.

Drumroll, please...

And the winner was Brian Kehrer, who got to take home a 3D printer. Brian said he will take the 3D printer back to the Psyop office where his coworkers are literally lining up replicate objects.


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