Have you ever thought, “I wish I had an app that would let me create pixel art on my Chromebook and then have it 3D printed”? If you haven’t, you probably have now. You’re welcome. Usecubes does exactly that. And that’s why it’s the Chrome Unboxed App of the Week.
With a very Minecraft-esque feel, Usecubes allows you to render block-style, 3D drawings and share them with your friends or communities around the world. The interface is very simple to use, especially if you have a touchscreen device. Blocks can be customized from a palette of 16 basic colors and saved locally or uploaded to usecubes. You can even purchase a 3D printed model of your design and Usecubes will send it to you with instructions and all the pieces to assemble your creation.
By logging in with your Google or Facebook account, you can save your designs to Usecubes website where other users can admire your work and even purchase your design. The app is free and works offline(aside from uploads and purchases obviously).
What a great app for children. What kid wouldn’t like creating their own 3D drawing and have a real life Lego-like version of their imagination show up on their doorstep? Now that I think about it, what adult wouldn’t? I look forward to creating something unique and having it printed by Usecubes. Keep an eye out and I will post some pics when it arrives.
You can pick up Usecubes at the Chrome Web Store.
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