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Scratch Build – In Progress still unnamed SNES steampunk mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by thechoozen, 2 Feb 2013.

  1. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    Hy @ all!

    we thought we should share this non-PC mod we´re currently building....

    As base for our mod we use an old snes gaming console. We got it with a totally broken enclosure...but the electronics still works perfect....so we thought why not make a new case for the console so that it can be used again....

    So the first thing we had to do, was to get rid of the rest of the original plastic case...so that we could start over just with the raw pcb of it...

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    then we cut out a sheet of plexiglas which will be used to mount the pcb on it....therefore we had to make a few holes in it and also had to make a few spacers so that the pcb could be mounted like in its original case...

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    After that we milled out the sidepanels for the new case...

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    then we put the first parts together, just to test if the pcb fits in and to see if there were no problems with the height...

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    As next we work out a nice matching theme for the sidepanels and engraved & cutted out a few brass parts...

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  2. Elledan

    Elledan New Member

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    Loving it so far :D Good to see some old hardware given a new life in a really fancy enclosure :)

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  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Awesome!!! :clap:
     
  4. morgansk

    morgansk I've got wood

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    Nice engraving on the side panels - did you do it by hand or with a CNC machine?
     
  5. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    Aaaaaawsome!! Im watching
     
  6. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    where is super metroiiid :( ?
     
  7. Jester_612

    Jester_612 "Jammy..."

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    Steam NES
    SEN Steam
    S punk NES
    SNEam S punk

    For the sake of clarity (internationalisation), they aren't genuine suggestions, and ***** probably isn't appropriate. But it looks like the dogs nads so far, so maybe it is appropriate.
     
  8. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    that looks amazing...my snes is still going strong ^_^ would love to mod it eventually
     
  9. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    thanks a lot m8´s!!!

    @morgansk....they are done by our cnc :D, but there is no problem to do this by hand....we just did it...because...that way we can reuse the pictures on the game cartridge....


    Ok, but now it´s time for an update:

    as next we stained the wood parts so that we get a much darker color...

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    beside that we sanded and polished the brass parts to get rid of the last uneveness in the surface which came from the engraving process

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    then we made a stamp (positive + negative) and tried to emboss a thin sheet of metal with it....(first test)

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  10. stefan442

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    Nice, look forward to seeing it evolve .
     
  11. GeordieGoose

    GeordieGoose New Member

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    :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
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    Looking forward to this.
     
  12. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Active Member

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    Nice, designing a Steampunk build myself too!
    Subbed!
     
  13. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Awesome idea, scratch build for a classic console, if PC's go sideways I'll be doing a lot of that in the future. :D

    This is highly awesome, sooooo damn nice. :D:clap:
     
  14. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    thanks a lot m8´s!!!!

    in the last days we continued to work on it....

    as first we cut out a few parts for the outter shell...

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    beside that we prepared a few copper pipe pieces which will be used as a small chimney (with a small smoke generator in it)....

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    then we worked on the wooden sidepanels....(stain/oil/wax)

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    and last but not least we worked on the metal for the outter shell...first we embossed it before we bended the whole piece around our sidepanels....

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  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Holy moly, embossing as well now. :D:dremel::rock:
    Really loving this, all these skills going together so nicely. :)
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You guys are having a lot of fun with this one. :D I'm guessing the smoke maker will be from the model train industry?
     
  17. Elenos

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    I really like the embossed detail using the stamps. Great trick!
     
  18. quizz_kid

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    Mmmmmmm... Just mmmmmmm...
     
  19. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    yeah :D it´s really a fun project...and the smoker is really from the model train industry :D



    And now, its time for an update again:


    First, we continued with a wooden slot for the Cartridges...

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    as next we continued with a inner frame on which we could mount the outer shell....

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    And then, we started with the first game cartridges....first a quick disassembly to see whats exactly inside....
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    after that we directly started to make a cartridge out of wood....
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    Beside that we also painted a few inner parts and started to build a inner backside to hold all the connectors (AC;TV Out; On/Off)....

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  20. dreps

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    looking niice :D
     

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