Print your own mech!

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There are other uses for 3D printers beyond arming the world for free. While the case for a reliable business model based on homebrew printers is still being worked on (there isn’t one yet, and yes we do have a RepRap in the office) the best bet so far is boutique games character creations. By which we mean taking the 3D model of someone’s in-game avatar and immortalising it in PLA plastic. It’s an especially tempting prospect if you have an MMO character you’ve sunk a lot of time and money in to. Like Valcrow has done for MechWarrior Online. The picture above is an Atlas-class mech, if you were curious, and there’s a gallery of awesome stompy pics over at TriggerHappy Photography.

Via Kotaku

Adam Oxford

Adam Oxford

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.