OUYA Game Console Enclosure

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OUYA Game Console Enclosure by MakerBot Mar 27, 2013

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To celebrate the exciting launch of the OUYA open gaming console, the MakerBot Design Team turned the original OUYA enclosure design files into an enclosure that will print well on the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. There’s a case, a lid, and a spring-loaded button.

Now what?! Download the .stl files from this page, then print and assemble them according to the instructions below. These are the settings our designers have come up with, but the files are in your hands now.

OUYA wants you to have open access to your console, and so do we. You can choose to try out some other settings, and you can even pull the .stl file into your preferred 3D design software and add features. If you want to go further with the design, we’ve included the .3dm file, too.

To read more about OUYA and their mission to make TV console gaming accessible to independent game developers, check out our blog post: http://mbot.co/1x9


All parts were designed and tested using MakerBot PLA Filament, but may print successfully using ABS.

Case, Lid, & Spring
Infill: 10%
Shells: 1 shell (total; so 0 extra shells)
Layer height resolution: 0.20-0.25 mm

Button (use a translucent color)
Infill: 0%
Shells: 50 (fifty!)
Layer height resolution: 0.3 mm. Turn the active cooling fan ON.

Slot the Button into the spring from the smooth side (the side that printed against the build plate), then give the button a quarter turn to lock it in place.

Slot the long spring arm into the lid (it will only fit one way) and gently work the other two spring arms into their slots. Make sure you don't bend the spring too far in any direction. Make sure the button can move freely and isn't catching anywhere.

Slot the OUYA hardware into the printed case.

Align the two forked guides on the inside of the lid with the OUYA board and press the lid onto the case. It should seat with a satisfying snap.

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I'll just say that this really is a good design. It printed PERFECTLY in ABS at the recommended settings and much more than that, made the OUYA USABLE! The metal design of the enclosure was awful for the poorly designed bluetooth controller setup. Putting it in this case utterly fixed all OUYA controller lag issues I was having.

As an aside, I printed the button in Taulman T-glass and the light transmission is fantastic :)

If you're interested, time compressed video of the base being built. Using the suggested settings, it took 3hrs, 45mis. Final weight around 45g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE1pdgYiv7Mhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Hey MakerBot! How about trying to get the controller designs up? Would love to try to cook up some ergonomic alternatives and improvements to the OUYA controller.

Hello Folks! I took that 17 meg file and shrunk it to around 238k. It came out pretty nice. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:68087http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

OUYA Video Game Console - TEENY FILE!

taged as makerbotspam – who came up with this? nice. made my day. maye we sould use the "report as inappropriate" flag as well.

I'll receive the consolle asap.
Anyone know if exist some site on that we can print a project without to have a printer in house?

shapeways prints your 3d models for you

Anyone have a guess of how long it would take to print (estimate) as well as an estimated cost to print?

Silly if i can't buy a console without enclosure.

Well it's open hardware, right? So you can build your own now, including the case :)

It comes with an enclosure :D
Its meant to be hacked and modified so why not start off with a custom case

Official public release isn't till June but the first lot started shipping on the 28th of this month to Kick Starter backers so even if most of the people only comment to complain about the case turning up on here, I for one am glad that the files have came out so that I can print a case for my Ouya in Laywoo. Thanks MakerBot

Another thinly veiled sales pitch for a weak and overpriced printer. Try LulzBot or RepRapPro for a printer that can print this and more..

Oh man, for a second there I thought Makerbot released the designs for something that people wanted the designs to.

Ok Makerbot, is this a slutty form of paid advertising??! I'm not impressed at all, it doesn't even release til June.

Isn't the OUYA going to come with a case?!

I believe so, but this could lead to interesting derivatives

Why 50 shells on the button? Is that to get a spiral pattern for the light to come through?

I had no issue printing the spring with the defaults in ABS. The top is actually the trickier part to print.

Awesome! Please post STEP files.


What should the overall dimensions be in mm? Every design program I import this into resizes it to well over 2,000mm. Blender, Sketchup. Also a .smb file would be great for those who use autocad123D.

Why bother posting this when we can't buy the board..

the name of the console OUYA just sounds retarded to me. cant pronounce that..
call the printed ones like PrintYA or MakerYA...

Retarded names didn't stop the Wii or the WiiU

Nice going. Now please post the link to the OEM Ouya hardware :)