Wow, I wish I had awesome CAD skills like you! What tutorials would you recommened? For CADSo I finished up my case. It's pretty simple and far from perfect, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out considering it was my first experience with CAD. I used autodesk 123D Design which I read was pretty good for beginners. After messing with it a little and watching some youtube videos, I got the hang of most of the simple things. I would definitely recommend it for beginners like myself! I created all of my internals like batteries and the motherboard in 3d to make sure they would all fit. So theoretically I have room for everything(including room for all the wires), so we'll see. The case's dimensions at its largest points are 200x100x36mm(7.874x3.937x1.417 in.). So while its nowhere near as pocketable as @Shank 's PiiWii Pocket or @Gman 's Wiiboys, it will be mostly pocketable with a larger pocket, which makes me happy because my first portable is really thick.
The two holes towards the top are for the IR LEDs. at the bottom are screen controls, as well as volume up and down, sync, reset, and the button for the battery indicator of my battery pack. The rest of the buttons and holes are pretty self-explanatory.
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On the left are the slits for the 3 battery level indicator LEDs. In the middle is the hole for the camera accessory screw post. To the right is a spot for a switch, headphone jack, and two usb ports.
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L, R & Z buttons. Micro usb charging port, Stock wii AV out port, 7-pin DIN port for a breakout box, fan outtake vent, and spots for switches.
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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.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. 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... 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!!
What happen to yellow?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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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 probablyHOT
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
I bought them, so they will stay black haha they feel pretty good too. Not as good as the original ones, but still pretty good.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!