Valve released Steam Deck CAD files for modders to tinker with

Valve released Steam Deck CAD files

Just ahead of the initial global launch of the handheld gaming PC, Valve released Steam Deck CAD files, specifically for its outer shell.

While Valve released Steam Deck CAD files, you can grab the raw files over on this Gitlab page. Valve said they released the files for “all the tinkerers, modders, accessory manufacturers, or folks who just want to 3D print a Steam Deck to see how it feels.”

The files were released the CAD files for the Steam Deck’s external shell (surface topology) under a Creative Commons license, and this includes an STP model, STL model, and drawings (DWG) for reference.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what the community creates!,” the company teased in the announcement.

Naturally, this means modders and 3D printer-goers alike can go to town with creating all kinds of custom shells for the Steam Deck, unlike the traditional gaming console platforms that tend to completely obliterate fan-made attempts at custom shells.

Valve’s Steam Deck is available for pre-order in three flavors: $399 (64GB), $529 (256GB), and $649 (512GB), over on the Steam store, and is set to launch on February 25th.

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