Incredible structures have been created within Minecraft. Why can't we take those virtual creations, and bring them into the real world? This is our attempt to create a bridge between Minecraft and the real world, via 3D Printers. >>>

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Minecraft.Print() is a project by Cody Sumter and Jason Boggess in the MIT Media Lab. The code is available below.

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Take a look at what we (and others) have printed.

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If "run a python script from the termianl" doesn't make sense, hold off until we release a more user friendly version.

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Step 1: Play it

Make Stuff! You know how to build things in Minecraft. However, if you need inspiration on what things you could build... How about the enterprise, a train station, or Reddit's creative server? It's really up to you. Just make it awesome, ok?

Step 3: Print it

Minecraft.Print() then outputs a standard model file for printing to either a professional 3D printer or (MakerBot or RepRap). Now that you've printed out your creation, it's time to show it off. We figure you know how to do this part.

Step 2: Prep it

To avoid printing the entire world, it is necessary to specify the region you wish to process. By placing a combination of specific blocks (obsidian, diamond, gold, iron) at two points you can define the 3 dimensional area to print.
Two words of warning.

Gallery of Prints

Companion Cube

USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)

And now you're thinking with blocks...

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