The Playstation 4 was introduced in 2013 and has since been sold by Sony well over 94 million (as of January 2019) times. The slightly more powerful PS4 (Playstation 4 Pro, resolution: 3840 × 2160 and higher graphics and CPU clock rate) was launched at the end of 2016 and is still the flagship of Sony Interactive.
I personally own the Playstation 4 Pro incl. VR bundle (Virtual Reality / VR glasses cuh-zvr2) and camera. When I'm not programming this is a nice and fun pastime for quiet evenings. But with all the accessories you have to struggle with some minor problems like heat radiation, cable clutter and lack of storage space.
Table of contents:
- 3D Print: PS4 and PS4 Pro Mods
- Stand for the PS4 Pro
- Camera cover for the PS4 camera from the 3D printer
- Mounting bracket - PS4 VR (PSVR) stand
- Conclusion to PS4, PS4 Pro and PSVR Mods
3D Print: PS4 and PS4 Pro Mods
Since there is of course a solution for almost every problem, this in turn led me write this article here to present various modifications to the Playstation and the VR system. All from the 3D printer.
These include, for example, brackets for the VR glasses or the VR helmet and controller, a cover for the camera for more privacy, and feet for the PS4 from the 3D printer to raise them a few centimeters for improved air circulation and thus better cooling of the inner workings of the Playstation.
Stand for the PS4 Pro
At thingiverse I found it and discovered these simple but functional feet for the PS4 Pro.
4 pieces are quickly printed with the 3D printer and mounted to the PS4. These are simply placed on the side of the ribs. The feet lift the Playstation a good deal to improve cooling and air circulation. I printed the feet out of PLA with a layer thickness of 0.3mm and 30% infill.
If you like you can also search for PS4 and "wall mount" and "stand" at thingiverse. There you can download some nice ideas and STL files. From feet for a vertical alignment of the PS 4 up to wall mounts is everything available.
Camera cover for the PS4 camera from the 3D printer
There is also such a PS4 camera cover of course available at Amazon for example (for round about 14,- EUR / 20,- USD) i think. However, you can print these lens covers yourself, which reduces the cost (PLA Filament plus electricity) to a maximum of a few cents.
I have created a suitable design and (how could it be otherwise) published it here for free. This camera cover for the Playstation Cam can now be printed by anyone. I printed the cover with PLA Filament, 0.2mm layer thickness and 20% infill. The printing process takes about 2 hours and I think it's quite respectable. In any case, this small aperture fulfils its purpose and fits perfectly.
Unfortunately I didn't have a black PLA anymore at the moment, so I had to switch to blue. But black looks much better. But that's just a side note. 😉
Mounting bracket - PS4 VR (PSVR) stand
A nice holder or stand for the VR helmet (PSVR) from Sony I found here. This practical VR glasses holder looks good, and you have a fixed place for the monster of glasses from the PS4 VR bundle.
The only disadvantage is that due to the size of the holders it must be printed in 4 sections. Afterwards you bring them together with small screws or glue.
Conclusion to PS4, PS4 Pro and PSVR Mods
As you can see you can print all sorts of nice and useful mods for the Playstation 4 yourself. I hope this contribution was helpful for one or the other. Project ideas from you are welcome. These I present here gladly who likes. Praise, criticism and other feedback you can send me gladly by mail or write me something directly under this post as comment. 😉
Furthermore have fun with your PS4 and all the nice Accessories.
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