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Post by soadnation » Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:41 pm

i found a tutorial online for nes or snes(forgot what one). i was wondering how u go about cutting out the hand built case?m like what do u cut it out of and what do u cut with

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Post by G-force » Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:57 pm

You'll have to buy Ben's book to find out :wink:

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Post by SpongeBuell » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:16 am

I think he's looking at the online preview, which would probably be the same thing.
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Post by G-force » Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:53 pm

It dosnt have the case making part. Just how to open and rewire the SNES.

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Post by chicken strip » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:53 pm

im pretty sure he uses acrylic (the plastic) and he cuts it with a CNC laser cutter... i dont know if you have access to that or not but if not a water cutter shud do the same

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Post by JackFrost22 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:00 am

no a band saw and exacto knife

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Post by HK-47 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:23 pm

The cnc stuff uses laser engravers and cnc machinery, and the handbuilt stuff uses what jack said.

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Post by chicken strip » Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:33 pm

chicken strip wrote:i dont know if you have access to that or not but if not a water cutter shud do the same
quoting myself... lol... do u think a watercutter would do the same thing? i dont know where i could find CNC machinery and there's a water cutter at my dads work so i thought that would be the easiest way...

and if you cant do either of these, i suggest a vacuum form table... not too hard to make or use and the results can be pretty good if you know what youre doing
but it looks completely different compared to the design with layers of laser cut plexiglass like ben does... it all depends on what you want it to look like

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Post by JackFrost22 » Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:57 am

a water cutter would make the edges too rough they are for metal not plastic

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Post by jim » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:00 pm

What are the sides of the case made of on the hand built models?

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Post by HK-47 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:03 pm

1/16" Aluminum strips.

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Post by jim » Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:17 pm

you just bend them into the right shape? Isn't that hard? How do they stay in place? Are they screwed together???

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Post by HK-47 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:20 pm

You buy the book and it tells you how to bend the stuff... Buy the book and all will be good... :wink:

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Post by DR. Luigi M.D. » Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:07 pm

I'm a nooB still and have ordered the book. But whats wrong with using the kit Ben offers.

Here's my reasoning :arrow: 1st you make one according to the book and using the kit. Now that you have a tangible, playable example in your hands and have seen how things work, start experimenting with your own designs.

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Post by Unidentified Assilant » Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:21 pm

I'd love the CnC portable SNES (vertical model), thats sweet (and looks quite small), but the cartridge port would go on top, and I don't have the money to buy everything I'd need for that anyway
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