Valve Releases CAD Files for Customising Your Steam Deck at Home

Valve Releases CAD Files for Customising Your Steam Deck at Home

The hotly anticipated Steam Deck is drawing ever closer to its release date.

The specs alone would be enough to draw in any interested buyer.

I mean, it’s basically a handheld PC that you can play your Steam library on whilst on the go.

But, what if you don’t like the looks of the Steam Deck? Well, turns out, Valve has you covered.

Valve has recently released the CAD files of the Steam Deck. These files would allow users to print their own 3D shells.

Valve stated,

“Good news for all the tinkerers, modders, accessory manufacturers, or folks who just want to 3D print a Steam Deck to see how it feels.

Today we’re making the CAD files for the external shell (surface topology) of Steam Deck available for download under a Creative Commons license. This includes an STP model, STL model, and drawings (DWG) for reference. You can find the files here.

We’re looking forward to seeing what the community creates!”

It’s one hell of an interesting move. And, of course, it naturally opens the market up to a world of possibilities. From budding amateurs with a 3D printer at home to actual third-party producers making custom models to sell.

The only question now is: how much for a decent 3D printer these days?


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