Sega Dreamcast Handheld Project [Brainstorming Stage]

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Sega Dreamcast Handheld Project [Brainstorming Stage]

Post by dragonhead » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:45 pm

well, while im waiting for some funding for my Gen.Com project, i thought i'd start planning my next portable: A Sega Dreamcast!

ive been brainstorming and such for a few days now and came up with a few concept sketches. consequently each smaller than the last.

Below are the mockups i came up with. Each picture is to scale with real parts. I have also provided pictures that show how the Dreamcast mainboard fit inside each case. Take note, what you will see is the original size of the borad, but it can be trimmed up to about 3/16" on all sides

THE MOCKUPS

At first, i thought about using the XBOX "Duke" controller as the basis for the case. i came up with this quick mockup.

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it didnt really grow on me, so i moved on to this next one. its basically a widened dreamcast controller.

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i liked that design, but thought i could make it smaller still. so i came up with this all-custom design. this is about as small as i could make it without being just a boring box!

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and heres all 3 in comparison to each other:
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what do you all think?
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Post by themadhacker » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:26 pm

I like the third the best. nice design.
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Post by eurddrue » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:42 pm

themadhacker wrote:I like the third the best. nice design.

agreed!
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Post by Mario » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:57 pm

The third would be difficult to make, but it definitely looks the best!

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Post by dragonhead » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:49 pm

Mario wrote:The third would be difficult to make, but it definitely looks the best!


actually the 3rd would be the easiest to make. ever tried to widen a dreamcast or xbox controller?

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Post by Mario » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:50 pm

dragonhead wrote:
Mario wrote:The third would be difficult to make, but it definitely looks the best!


actually the 3rd would be the easiest to make. ever tried to widen a dreamcast or xbox controller?


I thought you said it'd be all custom?

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Post by SonyPortableizer » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:19 pm

I liked the second best then the 3rd
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Post by dragonhead » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:13 am

Mario wrote:
dragonhead wrote:
Mario wrote:The third would be difficult to make, but it definitely looks the best!


actually the 3rd would be the easiest to make. ever tried to widen a dreamcast or xbox controller?


I thought you said it'd be all custom?


uh ya it will be. widening a dreamcast controller is difficult. so ill carve a mould, and vacuform it

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Re: Sega Dreamcast Handheld Project [Brainstorming Stage]

Post by 64M320N3 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:35 pm

lol totally awesome!!!
3rd definitely the best; more actually like the dreamcast.
At least it's not square! :roll:
Very good. CAnt wait to see when it is done!! :D
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