I’m not one of these guys who creates functioning computers or scale models of the Vatican in Minecraft, but occasionally I’ll put together a sweet little tower and house that could just possibly be worth saving. Unfortunately, I can’t take these little structures into the real world! At least, I couldn’t before now.
Some students at MIT’s Media Lab have put together a tool called Minecraft.Print() that lets you directly output an area of your Minecraft world to a 3D printer. They tested it on (what else) the Companion Cube seen above, but you could just as easily print out your main base, landscape and all.
It’s really just a tool that makes the Minecraft 3D data into a standard printable format, but I like that it uses in-game tools (blocks) to mark off the territory to be printed, and hey, Minecraft + 3D printing = post.
[via Hack a Day]