19+ Cool Things to 3D Print For Gamers (With Files Links)


Videogame 3D prints are awesome, and we gamers are spoiled for choice when it comes to using 3D printing to enhance our gaming experience or even just decorate our homes and play areas with prints from our favorite franchises.

Here we’ll look at 19 cool things to 3D print for gamers of all tastes, including some practical prints and tools to make gaming more fun than ever.

Most of these files are free, and include some helpful controller adapters, accessibility options, and aesthetic choices to enjoy the next time you power up your gaming console or other platform of choice.

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  • Accessories: Enhance gameplay with add-ons like thumbstick grips, keyboard joysticks, steering wheel mounts, and controller adapters.
  • Storage Solutions: Keep games, controllers, and headsets organized with wall mounts, multijoint boxes, and cartridge/disc displays.
  • Controllers: Customize controllers for comfort, portability, and accessibility with faceplates, phone mounts, and redesigned layouts.
  • Room Decor: Show off your fandom with lamps, shelves, planters, and statues themed after classic games and characters.

3D Printed Video Game Accessories

3D printing videogame accessories are handy for players who feel like the standard controllers and console setups aren’t big or comfortable enough. Here are a few of the most useful accessories for any gamer.

1. Thumbstick Cap for FPS Players

3D Printed Thumbstick Cap

If you’re an FPS gamer then you’ve likely run into the issue of standard game controllers not being as accurate as a keyboard and mouse. This is especially problematic when playing online, where one good shot could make all the difference.

This simple thumbstick cap is the perfect way to increase sensitivity and keep your aim steady, shot after shot.

2. PSP and Vita Controller Adapters

  • Download: Printables
  • Designer: ShyavanS
  • Price: Free
PSP Adapter for Gamers 3D Print

PlayStation Portable owners will know that, while the console itself is light and easily portable, its compact size can make it a bit awkward to play. If you’re still playing this duscontinued console, you’ll be happy to know that this simple add-on turns the portable console into a proper videogame controller for easier use, and it’s not the kind of thing you can easily find in stores.

3D Printed Things For Gamers

For those of you, like me, who couldn’t live without their Vita, there’s also this similar adapter too.

3. 3D Printed Keyboard Joystick

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: LAP88777
  • Price: $1.67

PC players run into issues too, like the standard WASD control system sometimes not quite feeling as fluid as a console’s joystick. Instead of playing your beloved games with an adapter or official controller, costing around $60 at least, you can instead print this simple keyboard addition to aid with these controls.

This single-piece print fits onto most standard-sized keyboards, and can be easily modified in your slicer software to fit deeper or wider keypads easily. With a printing time of under an hour, there’s no reason not to give it a go!

4. Xbox Thumbsticks

While most standard thumbsticks do have textured surfaces and indented tops for grip, sometimes they either don’t quite cut it or become worn over time, causing irritating slips during play. This simple design for thumbstick toppers includes a deeper indent on the top for easy use, maintaining accuracy and comfort for longer.

The designer made their versions with PETG for strength, so we recommend also going with a similar strength filament to ensure the stress of use doesn’t break your thumbsticks too soon.

5. Controller Steering Wheel Add-Ons

  • Download: XBox and PS5 on Thingiverse
  • Designer: pixel2
  • Price: Free

Fans of racing games will often have steering wheel controllers, but these can be big, expensive pieces of tech that are often more trouble than they’re worth. This designer came up with a more low-tech solution, cleverly using 3D printed gears to make an intuitive steering wheel controller.

You’ll only need a standard-sized bearing to make it work, the likes of which can be found in any fidget spinner. As an extra precaution, we suggest thoroughly smoothing your print before using it, as it will rub against your controller while in use, causing minor damage.

3D Printed Videogame Storage

With 3D printing, you can ensure you’re getting the exact right size and type of storage you need for your console and accessories of choice.

6. Nintendo Switch Game Case Display

Switch owners will know that keeping your cartridges safe and easy to find is a big worry, given how small they are. I find the best thing to do is keep them all in the same place – but to do that, you’ll need a box that can hold your entire collection.

This 3D printed Nintendo Switch rack acts as both a storage and display case, keeping your Switch game boxes in view so you can easily find the game you’re looking for.

7. PS5 Videogame Storage and Display

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: SHIGERYU
  • Price: $8.53
Storage 2

There are still those of us who prefer physical copies over digital downloads.

Because video game discs are more easily damaged than cartridges, most gamers will keep them in boxes whenever possible. So while not as necessary as the Switch display box above, this PS5 game display rack still acts as an attractive and functional display piece, and is a much cheaper – and easily customizable – alternative to game racks bought in stores.

It will need some supports to print properly, so make sure you double-check your settings before printing.

8. Multipurpose Videogame Storage Box

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: WANA
  • Price: $2.08
Videogame Storage

Many gamers these days have extra accessories like headphones that they’ll want to keep safe and sound when not in use.

This multipurpose videogame storage 3D print is a must for any gamer. It’s compatible with Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation controllers, has a headphone stand, and includes drawers to store everything from game boxes to memory cards.

Just be warned that smaller 3D printers may not be able to handle this project, as the designer recommends a minimum build area of 220x220x250mm.

9. Universal Controller Mount

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: NINJABOOTS88
  • Price: $1.99
Universal Controller Mount

3D printing a controller mount is a very simple and quick way to make sure your controllers don’t get lost between play sessions. Keeping track of your various accessories is a must, and controller mounts like this one, which is designed to be universal to all game controllers, are the perfect way to make sure you know where yours is at all times.

The included STL files contain clamps and wall mounts for holding a variety of console controllers, though you may need to fine-tune the design in your slicer software to fit any unlisted controller type you may own.

3D Printed Videogame Controllers and Upgrades

3D printing videogame controller upgrades is a much faster, cheaper, and more imaginative way to get the kind of customized experience you want or need.

Here are a few controller augmentations, both practical and aesthetic, to improve and personalize your equipment.

10. Xbox One S Controller Faceplate

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: dishyboar
  • Price: Free

Sleek as modern controllers are, many players like to revamp the standard look to something more personal or unique. This 3D printed wood faceplate for the Xbox One S controller is one such example, and looks pretty awesome if done right.

Unfortunately, the original XBox One controller faceplate replacement has been taken down, but if you have the time and skill, you can always reshape these STL file settings in your modeling software to fit yours if you need it.

11. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Mount

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: NamelessParanoia
  • Price: Free
3D Printed Switch Pro Controller Add-On

The Nintendo Switch’s ability to move seamlessly from mounted to portable modes is one of its best features, though playing in portable mode with a pro controller can be finicky if you don’t have access to a flat surface.

This 3D printed Switch controller add-on turns the Switch’s portable mode into a form that makes it fully playable as a handheld so you can comfortably play with your Pro controller wherever you are.

It was designed to be both flexible and secure, making it comfortable to play and charge when in use and ensuring your Switch doesn’t fall to the floor if jostled.

12. Accessibile PS4 Controller

  • Download: Printables
  • Designer: Cisco
  • Price: Free
3D Printed Controller Accessible

Differently-abled players need not feel left out of the gaming community, as both companies and fellow players are doing their best to make everyone feel included, like this free PS4 controller design.

Many videogame companies implement hardware and software options to make video games accessible for gamers, a recent notable example being Mortal Kombat 1’s audio descriptive fatalities for sight-impaired players.

This 3D printed controller adapter features a larger thumbstick and buttons, sturdier grips, and enhanced shoulder buttons to be easily pressable by those with lower motor functions and nerve damage.

13. Mini Guitar Hero Controller

  • Download: Printables
  • Designer: VladTheInhaler
  • Price: Free

Guitar Hero is one of the most unique and challenging videogames in recent years, and its players will tell you that it’s even more fun with other gamers. The main issue with this is the size of the standard Guitar Hero controller, which can be unwieldy to carry around.

This mini Guitar Hero guitar design is perfect for those who need portability as well as function. It’s been modified to include relocated strummer switches for faster play and the free files even include a left-handed version for south-pawed players.

14. Slide Out Gamepad For Mobile Gamers

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: MARKSC
  • Price: Free
3D Printed Console Controller for Mobile

Whether playing on your commute or keeping yourself busy during TV commercials, just about everyone has at least one game on their cell phone, though they’re not always designed for the games they support. With 3D printing, we can solve this.

As smartphone technology grows, even larger videogames like select Final Fantasy titles can be played on them, though these games aren’t always built for touchscreen controls. That’s where this handy slide-out phone case controller comes in handy, allowing for mobile gaming with all the comfort of portable consoles.

It’s designed to be compatible with most Android and Apple smartphones, so no mobile gamer should feel left out.

3D Printed Videogame-Themed Room Decor

We gamers are known to be collectors, decorating our homes with stuff that shows off our favorite franchises and consoles. With 3D printing for home decor, you can make some fun things designed specifically to you and your gaming tastes, and print things you can’t buy anywhere.

15. Cactuar Planter

Cactuar Planter

Green-thumbed gamers will know the value of a good planter, and of all the 3D printed planters to choose from, few are as iconic as this Cactuar design of Final Fantasy fame.

This planter was designed with great care and attention, ensuring the right amount of tilt to keep the Cactuar look without risking it toppling over, and the necessary rafts and supports are all included in the STL files.

The designer does recommend rotating the design in your slicer by up to 45 degrees for maximum quality, though it can still be printed as-is to achieve the desired effect. If you’re not a fan of houseplants, this design can still work well as a pencil holder or other storage box.

16. PlayStation Controller Shelves

  • Download: Printables
  • Designer: babyeddie123
  • Price: Free
3D Printed PlayStation Shelves

Fans of the long-running PlayStation consoles will love this combination 3D printed wall hangers and shelves that look just like the iconic controller layout. Needing neither rafts nor supports and only 5% infill, it’s a great project for beginners or those of you who want a simple design with awesome and practical results.

If you’re more of an old-school gamer, you’ll be happy to know that this design was inspired by NES-style shelves, which you can find for free on Thingiverse.

17. Mario Power-Up Lamp

  • Download: Printables
  • Designer: Makers Mashup
  • Price: Free
3D Printed Mario Lamp

To Mario fans, this question mark block containing his many power-ups is one of the most recognizable symbols in videogame history, and you can now 3D print it as a functioning lamp!

The print settings for this 3D printed lamp are a little tricky, with 0% infill to ensure a hollow interior and 100% needed for the block itself, but the designer has included all necessary instructions in the link.

Once printed, you can use this block as a ceiling hanger or standing lamp for your desk. Either way, your gaming nook just got a whole lot cooler.

18. Portal Bookends

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: IENIERO_F
  • Price: Free
Portal Bookends

These Portal bookends are a very creative way to keep your books held upright, using the two-part logo of the beloved hame for each end. If made or printed with blue and orange, you can recreate the iconic portal gun look perfectly.

Videogames may have overtaken reading in popularity, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t those of us who still value both, and what better way to show off your place in the middle of that Venn diagram than with videogame-themed bookends?

19. Majora’s Mask

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: WeeMadSausage
  • Price: Free

It’s practically impossible to have a conversation about Zelda without Majora’s Mask coming up. If you’re a fan of this odd but brilliant addition to the LoZ franchise, you’ll want to 3D print a Majora’s Mask all your own.

This print is designed to be lifesize as well as mimic the wooden look of the eponymous mask, making it a great addition to any Nintendo fan’s décor.


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