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Offline DBloke

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3D printer files for cart shells?
« on: November 10, 2013, 03:50 PM »
Anybody with TEH SKILLZ!! At making 3D printer files want to give something a shot.

The idea is a full enclosure for both cart and SD card in one. (So everything is hidden maybe have a flap for SD access, in the instance for the Megadrive one an extra bit for the MS pause button)
Maybe host said files on the main website as a freebie.

It will probably be cheaper to butcher an old cart, but for those that don't want to
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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 08:55 AM »
i could make the 3d model, however, i don't have a 3d printer yet. if you have one, i could give it a try.

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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 04:17 PM »
I have a place up the road from me that can print them.

Maybe some kind of cover for the PC engine one
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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 11:13 PM »
I'd love to see something like this.

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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 03:53 AM »
I don't need a shell really, as my ED64 is already in a cartridge, but I'm curious anyway as to how much it would cost to have one 'printed' (or made, or whatever the term is for when a 3D item is created by a 3D printer), as I've never seen anything made with a 3D printer. And how long does the act of creating an N64 case take, from the moment the 3D printer starts to work until the moment the item is finished? And i take it the finished product is fairly tough, i.e. it won't crack under everyday use after a couple of years (N64 cartridges are nearly indestructible as long as you treat them fairly well, I take it 'printed'   cartridges would be the same?).

Actually, can you create an N64 cartidge shell that's transparent, or can the printers only use an opaque material? A transparent shell would be great, I think. Someone made a good one (http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=408.msg3777) but it had bubbles in it, I think a purely transparent shell would be even better.

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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 07:21 AM »
Maybe some kind of cover for the PC engine one

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=769.0

I used a bit of transparent plastic sticky back plasticed in place
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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 03:44 PM »

I used a bit of transparent plastic sticky back plasticed in place

Can you post some photos, please?

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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 06:09 PM »

I used a bit of transparent plastic sticky back plasticed in place

Can you post some photos, please?

No thats it,

Just a sheet of transparent plastic cut so it just goes over the edge of the card slot then sticky back plasticed in place, with a black dot made with permanent marker so people know where to press.

Not perfect, but it does the job
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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 12:17 AM »
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:23938

here is a download to make nes carts on a 3d printer
flashcarts- acecard 2i, everdrive md, everdrive n8, cyclo ievolution

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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2013, 06:19 PM »
Does it have the hole for the SD card?
Thats the main idea for a simple shell that someone can print out
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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 04:51 AM »
Bit of a bump to this
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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 11:00 AM »
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13605

Something for the upcoming EDGB :)

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Re: 3D printer files for cart shells?
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2014, 12:06 AM »
any find a SNES cart shell to print? I've been looking but I can't find one to print unfortunately. :(

I did find this NES cart shell to print, which I will print tonight. :)

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:113502