Case Ideas

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Case Ideas

Post by Mr BadWrench » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:43 pm

I decided to make a post to collect some ideas I had. I got laid off work but I have all my finances sorted out so Im just going to pursue my hobbies while I job hunt.

I have a PSONE screen with broken hinges and decided to make my own portable. There used to be another forum that i was a member at but I cannot find it so I joined here.

Im looking for a shell so im going to post pics of my ideas in case I can help anyone.

I have the ability to cast small parts like joysticks, buttons and battery doors if anyone needs anything. I also have a vacuum forming table that I have never used and a huge pile of equipment that was all originally designed for doll and dollhouse construction and repair. Im in Ohio so if I can help anyone Id be happy to.

I want to put a gameboy SP into a GBA shell also so if anyone has any experience that would help me Id appreciate it.

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I knew I had seen the datamax somewhere before so I hit the goodwill this morning and grabbed one... along with the crossword helper which seems to be an even more comfortable shell...
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it would be a shame to cut up this case, but its really comfortable... the cartoons is excellent and I just got it for $13 at walmart.

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Re: Case Ideas

Post by chainfire95 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:19 am

I would go with the datamax. Even though it has been done before it still is a great case. check this post. http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php ... &start=105
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Re: Case Ideas

Post by hailrazer » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:40 am

That Datamax version is a LOT harder to work with then the one I am using.

It has those flip up blue covers that have to be taken off and plastic welded in where they went. It's a pain. :roll:
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Re: Case Ideas

Post by chainfire95 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:18 pm

Oh yeah, I didn't notice those =P
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Re: Case Ideas

Post by Mr BadWrench » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:56 am

hailrazer wrote:That Datamax version is a LOT harder to work with then the one I am using.

It has those flip up blue covers that have to be taken off and plastic welded in where they went. It's a pain. :roll:
Yes, Im not feeling the love for the datamax. Especially after all the other shell ideas ive seen.

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This was at a higher priced goodwill but Ive seen them other places for $1 so I will wait. Now that I have seen the inside of the datamax I have much respect for anyone that has converted one. The Star Trek box is very simple and I have seen other similar items, Pencil boxes, napkin boxes and first aid kits to name a few. I intend to post a collection of pics if its ok with our administrators here.

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Re: Case Ideas

Post by chainfire95 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:04 pm

Why dont you just order a product sample Zn-45 case from polycase or something equivalent?
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Re: Case Ideas

Post by Mr BadWrench » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:51 am

chainfire95 wrote:Why dont you just order a product sample Zn-45 case from polycase or something equivalent?

LOL.... Polycase is like 40miles from me I could probably drive up and raid their dumpsters. Also I have seen First aid kits and things at local stores that I know they must have made... its just too easy.

I have the time and the camera, just figured Id start tossing out ideas and see if anyone adds anything.

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Re: Case Ideas

Post by chainfire95 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:54 am

Mr BadWrench wrote:Polycase is like 40miles from me I could probably drive up and raid their dumpsters
Do that =P
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Re: Case Ideas

Post by Mr BadWrench » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:15 pm

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Huggies wipes container... I did not measure it or have anything in the picture to reference it.... Its about 4x9 and made os a softer material but usable IMO

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Re: Case Ideas

Post by brandonk318 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:51 am

Shape of the huggies container looks good. Dumpster diving is great especially when you are diving into the dumpster of pier1. Great furniture with only a scratch on it. Did anyone ever thought of a complete metal case?

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Re: Case Ideas

Post by neverused » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:20 pm

brandonk318 wrote:Did anyone ever thought of a complete metal case?
Someone started making a GC portable in a metal case once, but I don't think they ever finished it.

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Re: Case Ideas

Post by Mr BadWrench » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:38 pm

SCORE!

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no one told me the lazer doodle was actually the size of a stormtroopers head.... BTW the lazer doodle is the dumbest toy I have ever seen...

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Re: Case Ideas

Post by thewizdawg » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:33 pm

I have one of those digital makeover things. I think it may be a little thin for our uses. But I do like the shoulder buttons. Also the Datamax v.1 is a lot better.

I really like these cases.

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Re: Case Ideas

Post by Mr BadWrench » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:33 pm

Ive seen the baseball one at a goodwill... Im looking at CDROM cases now, I found one that is very nice...

Im collecting info to build 2 systems and I do not want them to be even similar. I think im going to start hacking the lazerdoodle since the datamax is somewhat amusing on its own.

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Re: Case Ideas

Post by Mr BadWrench » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:19 pm

another Datamax?

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my goodwill treats me well... I recently found a datamax without the flip out blue covers. originally I thought it was just something someone broke and painted with a magic marker, but it is not.... could save someone much effort.

lol http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product. ... d=10040229" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; this is a good looking case IMO

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