Worklog G-Luma 64

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  1. fibbef Wizardry V Completer .

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    Dang it. As much as I love the winged section, it's making this portable WAY too bulky. I originally designed it because I wanted the portable to be somewhat narrow, so I put the batteries in the wings. But on my latest revision I made the whole unit 6 mm thicker (small but noticeable) and 20 mm wider. So now I should have plenty of space to keep all battery cells in the main compartment. But goodbye beautiful wings...

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    Wii for scale.

    I may chop off the wings but leave an overhang to cover the cart slot.
    The closer I think I'm getting to a completed case, the more I begin to doubt myself...
     
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  2. fibbef Wizardry V Completer .

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    I had a major "aww screw it" moment while designing my case. I had bought a spool of glow filament for no particular reason (because it's cool) and decided I will make this portable glow once again.

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    The surface is a little rough, but it will have to remain as is since I've already had a heck of a time getting this thing to print at all. And yes, I'm aware that despite there being a Luma printed on my case, Mario Galaxy has nothing to do with the N64. It's a gimmick. Just go with it.

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    Sorry to you Paper Mario fans, but I've mostly abandoned the gloomba theme (name changed to G-Luma just for this reason). However, I've kept a small remnant of this project's history near the heart of this portable.

    Time to work on electronics.
     
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  3. Matthew Formally known as Chaos Staff Member . .

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    And this is why Fibbef is one of my favorite members.
     
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    I love the design, especially the vents for (what I assume to be) passive cooling. Can't wait to see this completed!
     
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    Portable that starts with G- but isn't built by Gman
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  6. fibbef Wizardry V Completer .

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    More or less. The plan is to put in a small fan north of the gloomba piece behind that internal wall. The wall is there to guide the airflow down toward the RCP. How effective it will be, I don't know. Sadly, this is where my ignorance of such things shines through.
    I've been called out.
     
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