Discussion Where do I begin? (NOW FLIP'S FIRST WORKLOG)

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Gonna try that out. And that's also now my signature. Thanks Gadget, very cool.
I typically tie the end off on a bench lite but that's because I make one big strand that I then cut up into different strips for the signals.
 
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hey, remember how I said I'd get it done by like end of week? Guess what? I had to REDESIGN a crucial part of the case because I forgot how physics work!
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See, the USB-C port and Gamecube ports both had to be screwed into the bottom panel initially. However, A: you had to slide the bottom panel in at an angle to get it in. Secondly, they were at opposite ends. Meaning, you could slide one end in, then you couldn't slide the other in as easily. Given how small the case already is, this could easily cause a failure point in the back. Also, I realized I fucked up the Gamecube positioning prior to this other mistake, meaning you couldn't fully assemble the case because the ports were 1mm higher than the holes. FML.

Reprinting the new ones now. Lets hope they work?
 
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hey, remember how I said I'd get it done by like end of week? Guess what? I had to REDESIGN a crucial part of the case because I forgot how physics work! View attachment 33433
See, the USB-C port and Gamecube ports both had to be screwed into the bottom panel initially. However, A: you had to slide the bottom panel in at an angle to get it in. Secondly, they were at opposite ends. Meaning, you could slide one end in, then you couldn't slide the other in as easily. Given how small the case already is, this could easily cause a failure point in the back. Also, I realized I fucked up the Gamecube positioning prior to this other mistake, meaning you couldn't fully assemble the case because the ports were 1mm higher than the holes. FML.

Reprinting the new ones now. Lets hope they work?
Damn, it sucks when that happens. That's what happened to me several times with my GameCube Advance.

The Logo looks AMAZING BTW.
 
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hey, remember how I said I'd get it done by like end of week? Guess what? I had to REDESIGN a crucial part of the case because I forgot how physics work! View attachment 33433
See, the USB-C port and Gamecube ports both had to be screwed into the bottom panel initially. However, A: you had to slide the bottom panel in at an angle to get it in. Secondly, they were at opposite ends. Meaning, you could slide one end in, then you couldn't slide the other in as easily. Given how small the case already is, this could easily cause a failure point in the back. Also, I realized I fucked up the Gamecube positioning prior to this other mistake, meaning you couldn't fully assemble the case because the ports were 1mm higher than the holes. FML.

Reprinting the new ones now. Lets hope they work?
Mk. So, before I rant about a crucial mistake I did not realize until I texted my prom date my progress on this, let me ask you something. Do you think that PCB
s can just PHASE through plastic? No? That's what I thought.
See, the Wii currently takes up the ENTIRE horizontal spacing from the Gamecube connectors straight to the other end. Now. You see the three pillars there to hold those gamecube connectors? Take a guess at how I fucked this up.

Thats right! I forgot the Wii had to fit in there, so this design quite literally PROHIBITS the Wii from going in. To say I was on the verge of throwing this project in a bonfire during these moments are an understatement. So, I decided to move the USB C holder instead. Which, should make assembling the final project together easier as well. Instead of screwing the Gamecube and USB C in, then awkwardly giving enough wave length of the cable to actually them up at the same time, you can wire the USB C board while its inside the case. Designing the mount will be very tricky. However, it will be better for assembling, and it will actually fit.

Nold, thank you for being a genius and designing a functional case. I am sorry I cannot recreate those skills.
 
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Mk. So, before I rant about a crucial mistake I did not realize until I texted my prom date my progress on this, let me ask you something. Do you think that PCB
s can just PHASE through plastic? No? That's what I thought.
See, the Wii currently takes up the ENTIRE horizontal spacing from the Gamecube connectors straight to the other end. Now. You see the three pillars there to hold those gamecube connectors? Take a guess at how I fucked this up.

Thats right! I forgot the Wii had to fit in there, so this design quite literally PROHIBITS the Wii from going in. To say I was on the verge of throwing this project in a bonfire during these moments are an understatement. So, I decided to move the USB C holder instead. Which, should make assembling the final project together easier as well. Instead of screwing the Gamecube and USB C in, then awkwardly giving enough wave length of the cable to actually them up at the same time, you can wire the USB C board while its inside the case. Designing the mount will be very tricky. However, it will be better for assembling, and it will actually fit.

Nold, thank you for being a genius and designing a functional case. I am sorry I cannot recreate those skills.

That is SUPER PAINFUL when that happens. Taking the laws of physics and society-membering into account are the two most easy things to forget.

Keep at it!
 
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