Laser Cut Acrylic Case for Gameduino

06/07/2011

This is laser cut acrylic case for the Gameduino board.

 

The top and bottom cover are made from 3mm thick acrylic. The four side walls are 10mm. The reason for thick side walls so that it can be drill and tap. A 3.3mm hole is first drilled follow by a M4 tap.

After all the side walls have been threaded the bottom panel is screwed in, together with the Gameduino and Arduino board.

Side walls, bottom panel and Gameduino screwed in place

 

Next the top panel with joystick and two button fixed.

Joystick and two buttons attached to top panel

 

Wire the joystick and push buttons to the Gameduino.

Plug in the USB, audio and VGA cable.

USB, audio and VGA cable plugged in

Time to play.

Gameduino and case in action

 

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8 Responses to Laser Cut Acrylic Case for Gameduino

  1. Eddie Chan on 22/07/2011 at 23:11

    when can we buy this joystick case?

    eddie

  2. admin on 23/07/2011 at 23:19

    Sorry the case its not available for purchase. You can make your own, the files are available for download.

  3. dcd on 24/07/2011 at 16:28

    Do you have a preferred source for the Acrylic?

  4. admin on 24/07/2011 at 16:54

    I get materials from this place http://www.hobartlaserables.com/

  5. rd on 10/01/2012 at 08:39

    Great looking case! Thanks for the pointer to your acrylic provider in West Malling. Do you do the laser cutting in house?

  6. admin on 10/01/2012 at 08:44

    Yes, we have our own laser cutting machine with a working area of 680 x 400mm.

    • rd on 10/01/2012 at 14:18

      Thanks – that would make the construction of that fab case a little easier :-) I checked with Hobart today as well – and they can undertake the cutting as well. The additional cost depends on the time it takes to cut the sections – and they charge on the basis of ‘table time’. Very worthwhile for a great looking project I think; if my projects could end up looking as professional I’d be very happy. Thanks for the inspiration…I think there are lots of electronics and amateur radio enthusiasts out there who would love to have such professional looking projects.

  7. Ed on 24/05/2012 at 15:36

    I really like the acrylic cases you’ve done for the Raspberry Pi.
    However someone said to me “I wouldn’t put mine anywhere neat that unless I knew it was made of anti-static material.” Habve you experienced any static issues with your acrylic material, or considered using AC300 coated acrylic?