With Printcraft, you can use the popular multi-player game, Minecraft, to design objects you can then print using a 3D printer.
Since Minecraft is popular amongst teens, Printcraft is an innovative idea of getting youth to apply their gaming to the real world.
Printcraft is just one organisation that received funding from Nesta’s Digital Makers, a project that aims to encourage and enable a generation of young people to create rather than simply consume technology. The Digital Makers Fund is funded by Nesta, The Nominet Trust and Mozilla.
Use the game to design objects and print them with a 3D printer.
If you don’t own a 3D printer, Printcraft recommends Shapeways and i.materialise, online printing services that can mail you your object once it’s finished. You can have your design printed in plastic or metal, with your choice of material and colour.
To learn more on how to use Printcraft on Minecraft, read how to get started.