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First Element Reveal: Water Build Log *DESIGN POSTED*

Post by HotDog-Cart » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:32 pm

The revealing of the first element: WATER

Water Element Project:

Water, is the codename for a project that I am developing for the DS, DSl, and DSi.

Water is a grip for the Nintendo DS, that is ergonomic, and well sized.

The grip consists of two grip peices from a Playstation controller that are mounted on a removable peice of plastic that slides onto the DS. (Could possibly lock into place and/or slide into GBA slot on DS and DSl models. Locks into place in DSi models.)

Will be sanded smoothly so it does not damage the casing of the system. Color pending. (Most likely red.)

I know there are commercial alternatives to this for the DSl, but I havn't seen any that will fit on the DS. I've tried a few on the DSl and they were really, really, uncomfortable.

Pictures of a mockup, coming soon.

-HDC
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Re: First Element Reveal: Water Build Log

Post by nitro2k01 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:57 am

HotDog-Cart wrote:The revealing of the first element: WATER
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Color pending. (Most likely red.)
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:17 pm

Lol, Ever heard of Sarcasm?

Ofcourse its going to be blue.

EDIT:

Heres a quick (5 minute), drawing that I did at work. Yes, its colored red, but thats the only marker we had.

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Yes, I know the screens dont line up. Thats what I get for doing it quickly. xD
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Post by MARIOPARTY555333 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:43 pm

hmm, I did something like this, but mine was for dsl and was pernament(or you could unscrew and replace the bottom peice)
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I didnt take the time to sand it very smooth tho. But It was still comfy :)
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:56 pm

Thats pretty nice.

Thanks man.

Like I said, mines gonna be removable. (It will hook up to a dummy GBA cart that will go into the slot. The GBA cart slot will act as like a "plug".)
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Post by wallydawg » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:27 am

Code names are confusing. Are all the elements part of the same project or different projects? Where's Heart?
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Post by argelfraster » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:13 am

Ever heard of the DS grip kit?
pretty much the same thing.....

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If it goes into the GBA slot, how do you plan on making it work with a DSi, exactly?
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Post by samjc3 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:38 am

hmmm. i was thinking about doing this to one of my psp's. :)

so whats with all the secretive codename bs? :wtf:
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:13 pm

I'll find a way, palmer. :P

Also, the codename stuff adds a little bit of sexyness, in my eyes.
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Post by AfroLH » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:40 pm

HotDog-Cart wrote: Also, the codename stuff adds a little bit of sexyness, in my eyes.
Yeah well Alcohol adds a little bit of sexyness in my eyes, but I dont drink it all the time. :wink:

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Post by palmertech » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:57 pm

[quote="Definition of "Code Name""]A name assigned to conceal the identity or existence of something or someone.[/quote]

It is not a code name, you are not trying to hide it. Hence, it is meaningless, and not a code name.

If you want to just say the name itself is WATER, fine, but it is definitely not a "code name". Nor does it really have anything whatsoever to do with the project... :?

Here is the problem: Because of simple design differences, you will not be able to make a comfortable grip that works on all of them. Think about it: If it goes in the GBA slot, you fix the height. Now, it might feel great on a DS Lite. But as soon as you put a DS Phat in it, you have a WAY taller button base, and your hand will not be a in a position to reach them easily. Not to mention the completely different profile of the DSi. :facepalm: Why not just make a grip for the DS you have yourself? Working with all 3 is not practical, and it would probably be easier to make 3 grips.

Ok, betting pool time. I throw in $5 USD that HDC will not have this done within 3 months. Anybody else wanna chip in on my side? :lol:
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Post by samjc3 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:57 pm

palmertech wrote:Ok, betting pool time. I throw in $5 USD that HDC will not have this done within 3 months. Anybody else wanna chip in on my side? :lol:
i'll toss in five hundred$
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HotDog-Cart wrote: Also, the codename stuff adds a little bit of sexyness, in my eyes.
Yeah well Alcohol adds a little bit of sexyness in my eyes, but I dont drink it all the time. :wink:
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:05 pm

Palmer, I have the phat DS.

I was originally planning on making multiple of these things. (One for DS phat and one for DSlite and/or dsi.)

Looks like I'll be getting $5 USD soon from a certain someone.
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Post by eurddrue » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:36 pm

He's not betting with you tardo. :facepalm:
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