Nintendo TWiiLite(Spencer's WiiP)

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  1. Spencer Richardson .

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    Thanks man! :)
     
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    Wow, I wish I had awesome CAD skills like you! What tutorials would you recommened? For CAD
     
  3. Shank Certified Wiitard Staff Member . .

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    Looks good so far. I would be a little concerned with the back piece, because of the grips. The 3d printer is going to have to make a lot of support material that will need to be cleaned up. I would print the back piece as a flat unit, and have the grips as separate pieces that can glue or screw into the other half of the case.
     
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    @Toaster912 i just searched 123d design tutorials on YouTube because that's the program I am using. But I'm sure you can find lots of other great stuff on YouTube and or google. :)

    @Shank the other side of the back panel is flat, I just didn't post of picture of that side. :) the grips will be facing up. Thanks man!
     
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  5. cheese the tallest memer in town Staff Member . . .

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    That bump in the bottom of the case may also take a decent amount of support material, depending on the angle you brought it in at. You may also want to reinforce the screw holes on the front bit a tad more (eg have a slope coming into the case instead of just plastic coming straight in). Looks good though, can't wait to see it printed!
     
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    Big update!!

    Got this much anticipated package today from @Chaos , and it was just great. I REALLY love how my case turned out! Big shoutout to him for all of his help!


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    I've already started the painting-sanding-repeat process and I'll post pictures of that later. It's starting to look really nice though. :D I'm hoping to have most of the painting done by Friday so I can start assembling.(my new screen is supposed to arrive Friday), yes @Stitches and @Madmorda , that POS driver board ended up getting me as well...:angry: haha. It just started freaking out so I decided I'd better just get one that would last. I ended up getting the 5" hdmi one from the BOM, so it should work great.

    But as soon as the screen comes in and I finish painting, I can start putting everything together. My wii setup is all wired up and working great, so I'll be ready to rock here in a few days!!:D
     
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  7. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . .

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    Mine just fried itself the other day while I was trying in vain to make it work. Way Engineer might have vanished as well. The site's been inaccessible for weeks. The BOM screen is a good one though, accepts 5v readily apparently.
     
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    I finished painting the front panel a few days ago and let it sit until yesterday. :) I really like the way it turned out. It took tons of thin layers of fast drying primer and sanding to get it this smooth. Haha but I think it was worth it!

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    I didn't have time to wipe the finger smudges off, but I have pretty much all the buttons and switches mounted. I also have the ir leds and speakers in there.
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    I haven't mounted the tact switches for L and R yet, but the actual buttons are mounted.
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    What happen to yellow?
     
  10. Spencer Richardson .

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    Haha that was just the color of the plastic it was printed in. I'm not going to lie though Ryan, I considered keeping it that neon yellow because it looked kinda cool. B|
     
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    Case looks beautiful
     
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  12. cheese the tallest memer in town Staff Member . . .

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    The IR Leds may be a tad spaced, you'll have to see if the wiimotes like being close or if they want to be far out man
     
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    LOVE IT! It looks amazing :) I can't wait to see the finished product!
     
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    I'm really hoping they're at a distance where I can use them pretty close and also a little far out for some multi player Wii games. So we will see! I'll be testing that out tomorrow probably
     
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    Moved to contest forum, lets see it done!
     
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    That is one sick case! Quick question though, did you buy black slider caps or did you color/paint other ones?

    Looking forward to seeing this finished!
     
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    I bought them, so they will stay black :D haha they feel pretty good too. Not as good as the original ones, but still pretty good.
     
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    So I decided that I don't like the name "the sqwiid"... it's kinda dumb? I have no idea what to name my wii now. Can you you guys help me meme this out or what?
     
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    The Dark Niight? Every time I see your case it looks like something Batman would pull out of his pocket.
     
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    I like that a lot! :D Thanks man! Dang, I should have made the back vent into the batman logo! Haha
     
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