There, you see, I'm not the only one.
I went to a Maker Fair at our Centre for Life in Newcastle in April (first time I've ever visited the place) and saw a variety of really excellent 3D printers.
You could get a really fantastic small one for about £1,000 - so less than the cost of a computer.
The reason I'm not experimenting with it is that, I don't for one moment imagine that it's as easy as plugging it into USB, installing a driver, opening a file and hitting Ctrl+P.
I suspect that it would be very time-consuming to set up properly, get a 3D model opened in the right software and experiment with getting a really good result from the printer.
Then there's the cost of the materials and seeing which 'printable' material would give the best outcome.
I would love to hear from anyone that had some experience of that sort of thing but, at the moment, I'm pretty much taken up with my game.
Also of interest to me at this Maker Fair, were some independent games being written for Android etc.
I was glad to see that they had rather a long way to go before they caught up with X-Bomber.
One very interesting thing I saw was a Microsoft, open-source technology that you could integrate into your own software with only 5 lines of code and it 'interpreted' the emotions of a person in a photograph.
The way this was demonstrated was that you pressed a button while looking into a camera lens.
A few seconds later, a printer would then generate a big, round, yellow sticker with the person's image along with three figures for "happiness", "surprise" and "neutral" underneath. Its opinion of me was:
Apparently, this setup had evaluated hundreds, if not thousands, of pictures in the past and I was the first '100% happy' person it had ever seen.
I put the label on my laptop lid but it's faded and worn a lot with all the hammering that my Clevo gets.
Dream big and bold and daring.