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3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/1/24 22:31
VB Gamer
Joined 2012/11/23
USA
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Long Time User (6 Years)
Just visited the maker bot site which is a community of 3D printer models that can be downloaded and printed.

Below are a assortment of Nintendo printable projects or replacement parts and accessories.

This got me thinking about our good friend the virtual boy. I am curious if anyone might have access to a 3D scanner & if so would they be willing to scan the Virtual Boy visor plate. This would be a great addition to the 3D printing community and great for anyone that has access to a 3D printer. This might also open new doors for cartridge creation as well.

If any of you can get me a 3d scan of the plate in any of the following formats I will gladly convert and clean it up for submission. *.obj,*.stl(binary),*.max,*.3ds

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:42912
snes replacment button

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:23938
empty NES cartridge

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:42465
SNES Dust Protector

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:36894
Gameboy Color Battery Cover

My stuff I just posted on there:
http://www.thingiverse.com/GeekNFreakDotCom/designs
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#2
Re: 3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/1/24 22:51
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Joined 2005/9/17
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This is a great idea, especially for things like the VB that were so thoroughly abandoned.

A new dust cap for games would probably go a loooong way around here, if they're cheap enough to order.

I think I saw that minestorm was 3D printing the housing for the link cable, so he might have access to one...?
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#3
Re: 3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/1/25 9:36
PVB Elite
Joined 2008/11/10
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Dust cap stl model enclosed.
I have been wanting to do the visor housing, just finding time to measure and model it, one day I'll get round to it, but if someone does scan one I'd like a copy too.

I get some stuff printed with Shapeways.com, I have VB cart cases & dust cap in my shop there.

Attach file:


stl Cart assy - Dust_cap-1.STL Size: 89.63 KB; Hits: 160
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#4
Re: 3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/1/25 11:48
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VUE(xpert I made sure to credit you considering it is your model. It imported beautifully to the MakerWare software.

For those interested in seeing it or printing it here is the link.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:44373

Attach file:



jpg  VBDustCover_preview_featured.jpg (42.46 KB)
3039_5102631547477.jpg 690X518 px
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#5
Re: 3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/1/25 11:52
PVB Elite
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Nice.
I will point out my user name is Hedgetrimmer, the VUE(xpert) part is a title PlanetVB gives once you have posted a certain amount of times, you are VB Gamer.
Anyway it would be interesting to see how they turn out if you do get some made.
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#6
Re: 3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/1/25 12:01
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Sorry that was really dumb of me. I'm in the middle of changing it.
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#7
Re: 3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/1/25 15:34
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I may just be showing my ignorance here but if it's $40.00 USD to get a part made at shapeways. Why don't we make say 12+ of the dust covers connected loosely like they do when you buy a model. When we get the product disconnect them and sand down the rough edges ourselves? I may not understand the process but to me it makes more sense.
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#8
Re: 3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/1/25 19:50
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2005/9/17
USA
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Long Time User (13 Years)
Here's Hedgetrimmer's Shapeways store, by the way -- dust caps for $6.19.

I imagine, as times goes by, that 3D printing will be the last savior of VB Enthusiasts who aren't willing to sacrifice cartridges anymore, etc. Good on both of you guys for getting started around here. :)
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#9
Re: 3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/1/25 21:56
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The two models I really want to make for 3D printing are the visor plate, and possibly a tripod mount, so the Virtual Boy can be attached to a normal camera tripod.
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#10
Re: 3D Printing VB parts
Posted on: 2013/2/1 20:00
Nintendoid!
Joined 2013/1/22
USA
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Quote:

jrronimo wrote:
Here's Hedgetrimmer's Shapeways store, by the way -- dust caps for $6.19.

I imagine, as times goes by, that 3D printing will be the last savior of VB Enthusiasts who aren't willing to sacrifice cartridges anymore, etc. Good on both of you guys for getting started around here. :)
The real accomplishment will be making the connector. Seeing as how I easily found pins that fit a cart (and made a "cart console plug" from scratch), it's reasonable expect being able to come up with spring-loaded sockets capable of being inserted into a remade cart-socket-housing. And of course have provision for locking the sockets into each place....
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