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Box for 10 nintendo DS/3DS games

by peterpur, published

Box for 10 nintendo DS/3DS games by peterpur Jan 23, 2013

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Two different designs for a box to store 10 DS/3DS games in. The first one is a single part, where the games are secured with a rubber band - hence the notch on the bottom. The second one is two-part, with a base and a slide-on lid. Built with Sketchup, printed with a Replicator 2

[edit] I did some tweaking on the box with lid. Now, you don't have to slide the lid all the way, but rather only the last centimeter. Also, the box is now 2mm smaller than before, and 1mm thinner. Finally, instead of friction on the whole length of the lid, there is now a little "boss" that holds the lid closed.

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i use pleasant3D to set measurements on stl files. it would allow you to set the width of the lit to 41mm. it's a OS X software though, but you might find something equivalent on other platforms. sorry for the problems, i'll look into them as soon as i find some leftover time in the gutter :/

The scale for the lid doesn't work for me either. I've scaled it up 20 to 25 percent, and that seems close, but i'm not sure i'm wiling to print it without knowing. I'm using ReplicatorG with Skeinforge to slice. Bottom printed perfectly.

thats cool

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Everything is optimized towards the toleranced of our makerbot replicator 2. maybe things need to be sandpapered or otherwise modified to create a good, tight fit using other printers.

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Brettp on Dec 6, 2013 said:

The scale for the lid doesn't work for me either. I've scaled it up 20 to 25 percent, and that seems close, but i'm not sure i'm wiling to print it without knowing. I'm using ReplicatorG with Skeinforge to slice. Bottom printed perfectly.

peterpur on Dec 6, 2013 said:

i use pleasant3D to set measurements on stl files. it would allow you to set the width of the lit to 41mm. it's a OS X software though, but you might find something equivalent on other platforms. sorry for the problems, i'll look into them as soon as i find some leftover time in the gutter :/

Bro36100 on Sep 19, 2013 said:

thats cool

GaryJohnson on Apr 21, 2013 said:

The scale on the lid seems too small when I bring it into Slic3r. Is anyone else seeing this issue?

peterpur on Apr 22, 2013 said:

could it be some mm/inch issue? both base + lid should be 41mm wide - maybe you can just set that in some utility or in the slicer?

DocRayStantz on Mar 5, 2013 said:

I printed the model with the lid, and I'm quite impressed with the arrangement and fit of the cartridges. The only thing I couldn't get to work right is the lid... it came out with very thin walls on the sides, and I'm afraid the layers will bend and separate. I wonder if you beefed up the sidewalls of the lid (and body to match the profile), if the object would be more sturdy.
I'm printing the "lidless" one right now... I'm printing two... one of me, and one for my 7 year old daughter. This storage device is really great. Thanks for making and posting. :)

peterpur on Mar 6, 2013 said:

as for the side walls, i can certainly add some structural strengthening to the walls, maybe even without making the box wider, as there is room left on the inside.

for the back end, i wanted to make both ends of the case parallel. i can see the overhang problem (which i don't have on our printer), and i will try to think of a solution.

also, thank you for your feedback :-D

DocRayStantz on Mar 5, 2013 said:

Also, maybe the angle on the back end of the case could be brought more "upright", so the layers build without overhang (without needing to use support).

MakeASandwhich on Jan 24, 2013 said:

do one for N64 games! this is cool!

peterpur on Jan 24, 2013 said:

i dont have any N64 games, but i can give you the sketchup files if you want to afapt it yourself

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