The Android-powered Ouya gaming console is all about openness and accessibility. With the platform's official launch a day away, and in the spirit of that openness, Ouya has partnered with Makerbot for a bit of 3D printed craziness. Now, with access to a Makerbot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, you can print your own Ouya console enclosure at home. Ouya isn't the first company to release their specs to the 3D printing public, but that in no way diminishes how cool this is.
All the parts and specs you'll need are available for download on Thingiverse. There's a case, a lid, and a spring-loaded button. Once you've got the files, you'll be free to print up your very own Ouya enclosure in whatever color you like. Check out the gallery below for a few ideas, already worked up by the Makerbot team.
Although Ouya's partnership with MakerBot is meant to offer customization, it also re-affirms the idea that modern consoles are just a box. As Sony shared last month at its PS4 unveil, what a platform can do for its users is more important than what the physical box looks like.