Model Louii CAD Files

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  1. GingerOfOz no wario Staff Member . . .

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    I've decided to go ahead and release the Louii's CAD files and a rough BOM for anyone who would like to build their own. I've included both the STLs and the Inventor .ipt files so that you can tweak the design if you would like.

    Aside from a few tweaks to the internals, this case is identical to the Louii's except that I've removed the power button from the front of the portable and plan to use the button built into the C-stick as the power button. This is because I need a specific button for the power button, and mounting it properly is a pain. You can easily add that hole back if you'd like, the guides for it and everything are still a part of the model. I will update this thread if I make any changes to the models in the zip.

    Here is the rough BOM for the build. As I have time I'll add helpful notes for the build, along with anything else I can think of.

    Lastly, this is a somewhat challenging build. It doesn't require a more difficult Wii trim (though you do need to trim just a hair more off of the top and one side), but clean wire routing and planning is an absolute must for this build. Happy building!
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    Notes:

    The screen in the BOM is very easy to modify to run off of 3.3v. Simply remove all the components missing in this picture, and reconnect 3.3v to any of the points indicated in red. There is one last large conductor needed for the screen to function properly, but there is a convenient spot located just next to the PMS LED board for it to be relocated to.
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    The shoulder buttons need to be put in place before the batteries. I use a bit of super glue on the tacts to hold them into place, and there are mounting holes in the top of the case for them to slide in to. Throughout the build process, be sure to occasionally check and make sure the shoulder buttons still move cleanly. I've had weird things flex the case slightly, and I had to re-screw the mount in place to get the trigger working normally again. If the trigger gets stuck, you may need to sand the edges of the case a bit for a cleaner fit, as well as loosen the screws ever so slightly. Once the triggers are good though, they're good and won't have issues once the portable is all closed up.

    The Z button needs to go in before the screen mount does.

    More notes coming soon.
     
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