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Need Game Boy Advance Model [message #67604] Wed, 08 May 2013 00:15 UTC Go to next message
avatar Omnihuron  is currently offline Omnihuron
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Hello modellers,

I am looking for a Game Boy Advance case model, which I guess would include a top half and bottom half, and all of the plastic buttons. I want to then blow it up to be able to house a 4.3" screen and a Raspberry Pi and battery. Is this possible?

Thanks!
Re: Need Game Boy Advance Model [message #67793 is a reply to message #67604 ] Fri, 10 May 2013 18:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar nickheymer  is currently offline nickheymer
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First off this sounds like a GREAT idea!


Are you looking to to a scale model based on your screen size?
How much detail are you looking for, cause I can whip up a concept pretty fast.
Also I would need some dimensions on what you want in the guts, as far as the Pi and batteries and buttons.

[Updated on: Fri, 10 May 2013 18:22 UTC]

Re: Need Game Boy Advance Model [message #67796 is a reply to message #67793 ] Fri, 10 May 2013 18:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, glad you like it! Yes I am looking for a GBA that is blown up to scale until it can fit a 4.3" screen. The actual dimensions of the screen are:

Length 4.7"
Width: 3.2"

That is with the bezel, which I actually like, so I plan on leaving it on. The whole thing can be re-sized with scale because it is very small for kids' hands and I would want to make it larger anyway, for my adult hands Razz

As for detail, I actually don't want all that much. It can barely resemble a GBA for all I care. What I really need it the correct placement of buttons, especially the L and R, and the screen.

Thanks for looking in to this! Very Happy
Re: Need Game Boy Advance Model [message #67799 is a reply to message #67796 ] Fri, 10 May 2013 20:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is a quick shell I made up.
The cutaway is to show the reinforcements, I still have to punch holes for the R L and Start and Sel. buttons but you get the Idea.

I'll have to finish it up later, all out of time for today.

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Re: Need Game Boy Advance Model [message #67810 is a reply to message #67799 ] Sat, 11 May 2013 03:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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WOW, that's perfect! Great job! Is this the top half? Or the whole thing and it just needs to be cut in two halves?

Looks amazing though, I like how it retains the GBA shape.
Re: Need Game Boy Advance Model [message #67942 is a reply to message #67810 ] Tue, 14 May 2013 13:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I need to know how you want to secure the two halves, I can easily put in studs for screws but I need to know what you're going to put in the guts and where so I can position them properly.

Here is an updated model with two colors so you can see the difference in the halves, it's even got the Nintendo logo on the face!

One idea might be to get the two halves printed in cheap plastic and do a mock up to make sure components fit, the inside clearance is only 26mm now.



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Re: Need Game Boy Advance Model [message #68027 is a reply to message #67942 ] Wed, 15 May 2013 03:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hmm can you bump up the clearance to 40mm? I have a screen, Raspberry Pi, and battery going in. And a couple circuits for buttons, but those will be very flat. I am hoping to put most of the components next to each other since it is longer than deeper. I will definitely try printing out different prototypes. For now maybe the screws can just go near the ends to make sure nothing is obstructed by them. Send me the files whenever and I will try printing this out with the campus printer. Thanks a bunch again!
Re: Need Game Boy Advance Model [message #68046 is a reply to message #68027 ] Wed, 15 May 2013 12:38 UTC Go to previous message
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Here's a Step file of the assembly with all the components I even did the buttons as individual components, ( they may need to be modified to meet specific circuit boards).

Let me know if you need a different file type, ie: each individual component with its own .stl file.

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