3D Printer Add-On Creates Playable Video Game Controllers [Video]
The Rabbit Proto can print electronic circuitry within plastic.
It seems like each passing day brings about some innovative and exciting news regarding advancements in 3D printing capabilities. The technology is accelerating at a rapid rate, and thanks to a group of students at Stanford University, 3D printing has made its way into the gaming world.
The Rabbit Proto is a 3D printer attachment that adds conductive circuitry within plastic molding in one process. This print head was designed to fit into several models of the RepRap printers, and works by embedding conductive material into the plastic as the controller is printed. This allows both designers and makers to speed up the prototyping and ideation processes.