8-Bit Videogame Coasters

by hockenmaier, published

8-Bit Videogame Coasters by hockenmaier Jul 9, 2013

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If you like retro video games and also drinking things, you're in luck!
This full set of 8 unique video game coasters comes with themed coaster holders for sets of either 4 or 8! Print them for your living room! Print them for your friends!
I hope these characters remind you of some of your favorite series.
Also find and awesome customizable version by ahtly here:


Print all files with no support.
Hand-wash only!

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You should specify at the instructions that an high infill is required. I'm having troubles with a low infil (10%): the details are printed between supports, without reaching both sides, so they "fall"

This can be really amazing if you make the middle image with a different color.

I don't have my printer yet but I really want to try that out!


Hey, @BarnaculesNerdgasm printed this, and his turned out pretty awesome!!!!!

I customized your design : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:139754http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...
My friends went crazy when they saw this, and more when they realised that they could be customized, so I decided to share crazyness.

Thanks for sharing a blank coaster so we can have this.

Customization pack for 8-bit Videogame Coasters by hockenmaier
by ahtly

We haven't made anything yet. No 3D printer as of August, but your coasters look great. Hope it will be a good first project.

Amazing! Great way to add some awesome to your coaster is to swap filament colors halfway up! In your favorite 8-bit colors!

I came here to say that but you beat me to it :D

That is a great idea! I'm going to try that out and post a new pic.

Would love a customizable version so we could swap out the characters in the middle. Either way, very cool!

Interesting idea! I've never made a customizable thing: is there a way to input some kind of image or design to be part of the object rather than variable parameters?

I'm not that experienced with OpenSCAD but I know you could design the base STL (without a character) and then in OpenSCAD import the base STL and then a character STL to go in the middle, then export the combined STL. So just supplying a "blank" coaster would get us most of the way there.

Good idea. Since I'm not going to be able to learn OpenSCAD overnight, I've uploaded a "custimization package" with a blank STL file as well as a couple of Solidworks files I used, for those of you who want to make new characters or designs.

Also, if anyone has an idea for a game character or item they think would work well on one of these coasters, I may be inclined to design a few more...