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RiotingSpectre
06-25-2013, 10:36 PM
Recently I've been in contact with http://www.bdgcustoms.com/ (BDG as he'll call himself on here) and I asked if he would make us some 3D printed cases for us. He responded with...

Hello,

Yes I would be very interested. I love working on things like this.

Here are some of the pictures from my Ouya I engraved. My user Name is BDG that is what I put on the front. Due to the finish on the Ouya it turns out amazing.

You are also welcome to put them up on the Forum, I signed up today, user name BDG.

Attached is the first print I did it is a little snug so I am going to need to modify it some.

If there is a lot of interest I will keep working on it and if you start a thread let me know I can log in and see what people are looking for.

Thank you,


BDG

Here are some of his works...
http://s23.postimg.org/p5355i5uj/IMG_20130623_102759.jpghttp://s23.postimg.org/46wz7f5zv/IMG_20130623_103117.jpghttp://s23.postimg.org/mp5x5ed5n/IMG_20130625_144734.jpg
This guy is extremely skilled as he does Vinyl, Engraving, 3D Printing, and more! If there is a demand for custom OUYA cases then please post here. He might just do em' for you :encouragement: Suggest stuff!

Nahkranoth
06-25-2013, 11:08 PM
If he done something like this :http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:88564
It could have rooms for improvements but it's a neat dock

http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/fe/cc/e8/b6/4e/IMG_0914_20130513_181340_preview_featured.jpg

RiotingSpectre
06-25-2013, 11:11 PM
If he done something like this
I don't see why not :)
http://s21.postimg.org/j6t1tmyjb/Capture.png

XanXic
06-26-2013, 07:40 AM
I'd definitely be interested in getting my Ouya custom etched. Thats seems pretty damn cool.

Rick.P
06-26-2013, 07:59 AM
I'm starting to think that a plastic case might solve some of the controller issues I've been seeing. The metal shell may well be the problem. Any idea what he would charge for a simple case?

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Unit543
06-26-2013, 02:52 PM
I'm starting to think that a plastic case might solve some of the controller issues I've been seeing. The metal shell may well be the problem. Any idea what he would charge for a simple case?

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yea the bottom button keeps getting stuck.

Rick.P
06-26-2013, 06:57 PM
yea the bottom button keeps getting stuck.

No no, I mean the metal of the cube APPEARS to be blocking/interfering with the bluetooth signal form the controller giving spotty connectivity. It may have a wifi effect too, but I'm hardwired to a gigabit switch so I can't speak to that.

Allen S Schoepflin
06-26-2013, 11:22 PM
Could he make one with Flames on it

BDG
06-26-2013, 11:38 PM
Hello My name is Brian, BDG Customs is my company. Yes we can engrave anything on the Ouya. The more creative the better. Here is our website www.bdgcustoms.com We love the idea of customizing the Ouya and we are here to help.

BDG customs does laser engraving, vinyl cutting, and 3D printing. What would you like to see done for customizing the Ouya? Would anybody be interested in vinyl decals for there Ouya. If yes please send ideas of what you would like to see the more creative the better. For Vinyl decals, 3D printing, or laser engraving what would you like to see. If somebody comes up with a good idea that enough members want I will do it for free for who ever has the original idea.

Allen S Schoepflin
06-27-2013, 04:29 AM
BDG customs does laser engraving, vinyl cutting, and 3D printing. What would you like to see done for customizing the Ouya? Would anybody be interested in vinyl decals for there Ouya. If yes please send ideas of what you would like to see the more creative the better. For Vinyl decals, 3D printing, or laser engraving what would you like to see. If somebody comes up with a good idea that enough members want I will do it for free for who ever has the original idea.

I would like a custom faceplate for my Ouya controller

pero
06-27-2013, 04:42 AM
I would like a 3d printed case. Transparent like the dev units or if not possible, one with added vents on the fan side of the console. I've replaced my fan with a blue led one and would love to see some light come through. PM me some prices if its possible thanks.

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BDG
06-27-2013, 11:38 AM
I may try to make a clear 3d printed case this weekend if I do I will let you know how it turns out.

Steel Jug
06-27-2013, 08:35 PM
I'd love a 3D printed clear purple case and set of controller faceplates for the Ouya. Think atomic purple game boy color. If clear doesn't work for whatever reason, traffic cone orange would also be awesome!

http://images03.olx.com/ui/11/59/24/1295719482_160115524_1-Nintendo-Gameboy-Color-CLEAR-ATOMIC-PURPLE-QA.jpg

BDG
06-30-2013, 12:30 AM
Here are some of the vinyl decals we came up with.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pzvc7mKXJy4/Uc9r6FOLfcI/AAAAAAAAANw/NibuiU_4kBI/w1598-h417-no/Flames.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L2wMFUNLBIs/Uc9r6E6DZwI/AAAAAAAAANk/lq7V9LSJOgk/w1598-h417-no/Game+Boy.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iFRCyCX_2rI/Uc9r6MNfh3I/AAAAAAAAANs/iN1kx_2C9JA/w1598-h417-no/Android.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1PgMtFXBkmQ/Uc9r6i-9EPI/AAAAAAAAAN0/aZo-DnUSZYI/w1598-h417-no/Puzzle.jpg

So we 3D printed a semi transparent Ouya case. What do you think?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bbyUgi06A1I/Uc92bzEt-UI/AAAAAAAAAPY/NTCtJpdhNHQ/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130629_194823.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-S740jLq2wwg/Uc92bu1159I/AAAAAAAAAPU/DTAbyhuMGSk/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130629_194809.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u4hQo7EboFk/Uc92a_VaRoI/AAAAAAAAAPI/MS4Xg5Nt8Aw/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130629_134123.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9foFif40q80/Uc92az5lqDI/AAAAAAAAAPM/I_-9IPKOlEs/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130629_193946.jpg

JerTM
06-30-2013, 01:32 AM
Looks great ! How much are you expecting to set the purchase price at? What about the option to make other shapes? I would love a NES type case. i.e
http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?2715-WIP-mini-NES-case

pero
06-30-2013, 07:43 AM
The lines are kinda odd in the transparent cases. Would sanding it down give it a more frosty looks and possibly erase them? Can you inject some color to the transparency, like a cobalt blue. Either way I'de still want one.

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derty
06-30-2013, 10:47 AM
Here are some of the vinyl decals we came up with.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pzvc7mKXJy4/Uc9r6FOLfcI/AAAAAAAAANw/NibuiU_4kBI/w1598-h417-no/Flames.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L2wMFUNLBIs/Uc9r6E6DZwI/AAAAAAAAANk/lq7V9LSJOgk/w1598-h417-no/Game+Boy.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iFRCyCX_2rI/Uc9r6MNfh3I/AAAAAAAAANs/iN1kx_2C9JA/w1598-h417-no/Android.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1PgMtFXBkmQ/Uc9r6i-9EPI/AAAAAAAAAN0/aZo-DnUSZYI/w1598-h417-no/Puzzle.jpg


I honestly like all of these lol
My favs r last3, I'm just not into flames D:
But man I would love to hav any of them to show off and spread word on what I hav and u don't lol

user82
06-30-2013, 01:43 PM
Acrylic cases are now available from BDG!
See here (http://www.bdgcustoms.com/store.html).

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YuNlYjyTfAg/UdYQ-1gB3VI/AAAAAAAABHs/j8nx2afj9gM/s912/IMG_20130704_201218.jpg


Old thread content:

Hello Ouyaforum Members,

I wanted to have a acrylic case for two reasons.

It looks pretty cool
The bluetooth problems are gone


So I contacted someone with a laser cutter and asked for some initial information.
It is totally doable!
It would be a cube case.
It would be cheap (I talk about below $10 production costs)

Now why do I post this here? Simple: no one makes just one case.
So are the forum members interested in creating a design that can be laser-cut and a bigger order?
I would offer to handle everything and of course give you the cases for only production costs+shipping costs!
If you do not like the idea: I can also trade them in a more official way if you do not trust me.

My initial, and very very early, idea:
http://abload.de/thumb/ouya_acryl_sketchejshe.png (http://abload.de/image.php?img=ouya_acryl_sketchejshe.png)
Current problem:
Some parts need to be glued right now (the 4 side parts)

So is there interest in this project? I would really love to see this case!
Just post below if you are generally interested.
And if you understand anything about hardware design: even better, my design is not that great!

Best Regards
user

pero
06-30-2013, 01:53 PM
Its kinda hard to say without seeing what the final product would look like, but I love custom stuff so I'de most likely buy 1 or 2 lol.

How about dove cuts to hold the 4 sides?

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Luke Brickner
06-30-2013, 02:33 PM
I like the idea, and the cost sounds great, but I'm not sold on the design. I like the shape of the Ouya, so an Acrylic case that only replaced the sides but reuced the top and bottom would suit me better, also might lower the cost as it would be a lot less material.


I'd love a 3D printed clear purple case and set of controller faceplates for the Ouya. Think atomic purple game boy color. If clear doesn't work for whatever reason, traffic cone orange would also be awesome!

http://images03.olx.com/ui/11/59/24/1295719482_160115524_1-Nintendo-Gameboy-Color-CLEAR-ATOMIC-PURPLE-QA.jpg

I second the clear purple

user82
06-30-2013, 03:38 PM
I like the shape of the Ouya, so an Acrylic case that only replaced the sides but reuced the top and bottom would suit me better
The problem is: You cannot achieve that kind of shape with laser cutting.
This design is incredibly cheap due to it's simplicity

BDG
06-30-2013, 05:49 PM
added the decals to our store @ www.bdgcustoms.com

I am not sure if we are going to sell the 3d printed cases. It takes about 6 hours to print one, I think they look awsome but I am not sure if somebody would like to pay the money for a 3d printed case. They look kind of raw.

JerTM
06-30-2013, 08:31 PM
What would an estimated cost for a transparent one be? I am willing to do a bit of finishing work depending on cost. Also there are a myriad of other shapes we could look into. (one of your semitransparent cases with internal leds would look killer)

Wolverine-_-_-
07-01-2013, 02:49 AM
Forum rules forbid selling on the site. So you'll have to do the transactions through something like eBay, or this thread will be shut down.

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Tepes
07-01-2013, 04:18 AM
Would it be possible to do a decal that looks like the puzzle box from Hellraiser?

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pero
07-01-2013, 09:05 AM
Alot of real cool designs have already been made for the rasberrypi, no one said the case has to be cube shaped like the default ouya housing.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/7563745478_2e19532bcb.jpg

Google image search turns up tons of great ideas that would rock for the ouya. Some use dove-cuts, others layered stacks even a plain top and bottom platters give a nice clean look. Heres me hoping you push the idea forward.

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Jeremy Reilloc
07-01-2013, 07:48 PM
Alot of real cool designs have already been made for the rasberrypi, no one said the case has to be cube shaped like the default ouya housing.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/7563745478_2e19532bcb.jpg

Google image search turns up tons of great ideas that would rock for the ouya. Some use dove-cuts, others layered stacks even a plain top and bottom platters give a nice clean look. Heres me hoping you push the idea forward.

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That one is pretty cool! I won't be messing with my current OUYA, as it's the special edition and truthfully I would rather keep it the way it is, but I plan on buying a second one after a few months if the OUYA does take off just to mod it and be able to have one on each of my main TV's

jonbonazza
07-01-2013, 09:47 PM
Fixed the thread title. =)

BDG
07-02-2013, 12:58 AM
What would an estimated cost for a transparent one be? I am willing to do a bit of finishing work depending on cost. Also there are a myriad of other shapes we could look into. (one of your semitransparent cases with internal leds would look killer)

Not sure we weren't going to sell them because they take about 6 hours to make and somebody has to keep a eye on it. Most of the stuff we make is for fun, but I do have a few laying around, what do you think they would be worth. Give me a email at bdgcustoms@gmail.com


Would it be possible to do a decal that looks like the puzzle box from Hellraiser?

Sent from my Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

A decal would be difficult because how detailed it is but engraving would be a possibility.

Tepes
07-02-2013, 02:49 AM
A decal would be difficult because how detailed it is but engraving would be a possibility.

I like the sound of that:-)

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XanXic
07-02-2013, 05:07 AM
So could we potentially send you our ouya cases for engraving and you ship them back?

BDG
07-03-2013, 12:56 AM
So could we potentially send you our ouya cases for engraving and you ship them back?

We could do that, see our store. http://www.bdgcustoms.com/store.html

Made a acrylic case today for the OUYA.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cgjz0qtF4pw/UdXhqpJwg7I/AAAAAAAAAX0/JSSrEPDYky8/w830-h623-no/IMG_20130704_161540.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bXFlnGVKm_4/UdXf2elpFdI/AAAAAAAAAXE/_-671f3nNA0/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_162026.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f4DVP1tXQt8/UdXhprPohnI/AAAAAAAAAXs/ZKET8u8sO5E/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_161439.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-87Kk7OEE-Yo/UdXhpusb_cI/AAAAAAAAAXg/OtwR44jkjTc/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_161502.jpg

pero
07-05-2013, 01:14 AM
That is freaking awesome, are you going to be producing a bunch of these?

VanHalensing
07-05-2013, 01:20 AM
Especially if it was frosted! I'd prefer a frosted one.

BDG
07-05-2013, 01:46 AM
That is freaking awesome, are you going to be producing a bunch of these?

We added it to our store http://www.bdgcustoms.com/store.html

miketrike
07-05-2013, 01:53 AM
That's just too awesome for me not to buy one. I just ordered mine. :)

pero
07-05-2013, 09:55 AM
I wanna buy 2 but the shipping to Canada keeps saying 0.00$ there is something wrong with the site no?

Does it need to be epoxied together and why no top part?

edit: could you do the same with opal acrylic like the above poster suggested? And blue??

cyanogen101
07-05-2013, 11:39 AM
WOuld i be able to get a Etch in mine like the one in the first post???? how much?

BDG
07-05-2013, 11:50 AM
I wanna buy 2 but the shipping to Canada keeps saying 0.00$ there is something wrong with the site no?

Does it need to be epoxied together and why no top part?

edit: could you do the same with opal acrylic like the above poster suggested? And blue??

I think international shipping is fixed


WOuld i be able to get a Etch in mine like the one in the first post???? how much?

In the acrylic case or on the original case. The answer is yes to both, the acrylic case is a clearer engraving, but it lights up well with LEDs.


I think international shipping is fixed

It was originally made to be glued together, but when I screwed the top on it held mine together. I don't think I would be too ruff on it without glue though.

pero
07-05-2013, 01:49 PM
I'm gonna buy some fine sanding paper and give mine a scrub.
If you ever get blue opal down the line I'll buy another lol.

Here's an idea for a top part :
http://s22.postimg.org/5o1r6t3q9/topdesign.png
The button would be loose but sandwished between two thin plates.
Not really sure how precise you can cut those.

You could also try stacking layers of acrylic, kinda like 3d printing, and using 4 screws to hold the whole thing together. Either way its awesome your putting these products up so fast.

JerTM
07-05-2013, 03:21 PM
Awesome work, glad to see custom cases being pumped out early.

VanHalensing
07-05-2013, 03:25 PM
I would also really love to see an all- metal design. Especially a brushed aluminum one, reminiscent of the current Mac Pro or MacBook Pro/air. It would match my entertainment center and would probably cool better.

JerTM
07-05-2013, 04:11 PM
I would also really love to see an all- metal design. Especially a brushed aluminum one, reminiscent of the current Mac Pro or MacBook Pro/air. It would match my entertainment center and would probably cool better.

so, the stock OUYA case???

VanHalensing
07-05-2013, 04:13 PM
No, the stock one is largely plastic or metal coated plastic. I'm talking ALL metal, no black.

JerTM
07-05-2013, 09:29 PM
No, the stock one is largely plastic or metal coated plastic. I'm talking ALL metal, no black.
I must have a different OUYA then, the four sides are all metal. The only pieces that are plastic are the top and bottom. But I agree, I would like to see a brushed aluminum look. Or possibly a carbon fiber.

Luke Brickner
07-06-2013, 01:19 PM
Great job, The final design is much better than I expected. Can you make them in other colors mike say purple? if you set up a store page, post a link

UmOuch Xbmchub
07-06-2013, 02:17 PM
That is awesome looking.

Now, can you make me one with our XBMCHUB logo cut, or printed, to it? I would buy that! ;)

AWeSOME

Manaurys
07-06-2013, 03:31 PM
Made a acrylic case today for the OUYA.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cgjz0qtF4pw/UdXhqpJwg7I/AAAAAAAAAX0/JSSrEPDYky8/w830-h623-no/IMG_20130704_161540.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bXFlnGVKm_4/UdXf2elpFdI/AAAAAAAAAXE/_-671f3nNA0/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_162026.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f4DVP1tXQt8/UdXhprPohnI/AAAAAAAAAXs/ZKET8u8sO5E/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_161439.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-87Kk7OEE-Yo/UdXhpusb_cI/AAAAAAAAAXg/OtwR44jkjTc/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_161502.jpg

Can you Make this same thing but with little vent holes like bee hive where the fan is and if so let me know how much it cost ill buy it thanks

Hydrus
07-06-2013, 06:21 PM
Put a window tint on it.

aFriendNamed5
07-06-2013, 06:54 PM
Made a acrylic case today for the OUYA.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cgjz0qtF4pw/UdXhqpJwg7I/AAAAAAAAAX0/JSSrEPDYky8/w830-h623-no/IMG_20130704_161540.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bXFlnGVKm_4/UdXf2elpFdI/AAAAAAAAAXE/_-671f3nNA0/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_162026.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f4DVP1tXQt8/UdXhprPohnI/AAAAAAAAAXs/ZKET8u8sO5E/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_161439.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-87Kk7OEE-Yo/UdXhpusb_cI/AAAAAAAAAXg/OtwR44jkjTc/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_161502.jpg

This is amazing, very nicely crafted. I'm thinking with some LEDs soldered onto the motherboard and placed just right, this will look epic. Out of interest, how much would you charge to send one over to the UK?

VanHalensing
07-06-2013, 10:36 PM
The website for the guy who makes/ sells that model is http://www.bdgcustoms.com/store.html

Also, they do engraving on them, so yes you can get your logo.

BDG
07-07-2013, 06:18 PM
We made the robot that somebody posted here. It took over 8 hours to make this so I don't think we are making another one but we did put it up on ebay. $1.99 right now good luck. http://www.ebay.com/sch/bdgcustoms/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6H6EJ9QpVWM/Udmflj1fZ5I/AAAAAAAAAgs/tx-5Um9deKg/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130707_122612.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vySfSPpsgk4/Udmfk2fCygI/AAAAAAAAAgk/mmtj-YlEmy4/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130707_121958.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hhozxY6iHro/Udmfk6xecYI/AAAAAAAAAgc/3lAcRZriGaY/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130707_122510.jpg


So we 3D printed a semi transparent Ouya case. What do you think?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bbyUgi06A1I/Uc92bzEt-UI/AAAAAAAAAPY/NTCtJpdhNHQ/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130629_194823.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-S740jLq2wwg/Uc92bu1159I/AAAAAAAAAPU/DTAbyhuMGSk/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130629_194809.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u4hQo7EboFk/Uc92a_VaRoI/AAAAAAAAAPI/MS4Xg5Nt8Aw/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130629_134123.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9foFif40q80/Uc92az5lqDI/AAAAAAAAAPM/I_-9IPKOlEs/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130629_193946.jpg

We put this up on ebay $1.99 right now, don't think we are going to make any more. http://www.ebay.com/sch/bdgcustoms/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686

Morlock5K
07-07-2013, 07:18 PM
This looks so cool but living in the UK means I would really get stung (and I'm a beekeeper so know about stings:crushed:) for shipping. Total including shipping is just shy of $40! Does anyone know of a UK based seller for something llike this.

I personaly would love a mini Beehive that looks something like this. Not sure how it would work in regards to cooling etc. As a Beekeeper this would really appeal to me. http://www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk/images/products/sku162193.jpg

Failrunner
07-07-2013, 07:46 PM
I'm just gonna replace my case with a chinese container. Lol.

Manaurys
07-07-2013, 07:51 PM
Will be there any more models to choose from any time soon im about to buy one but i don't want to buy it and something cooler comes in 3 days

Failrunner
07-07-2013, 08:18 PM
Will be there any more models to choose from any time soon im about to buy one but i don't want to buy it and something cooler comes in 3 daysI want a case with ventilation on the sides.

Manaurys
07-07-2013, 08:27 PM
I want a case with ventilation on the sides.

I emailed them and if you buy the engraved one you can choose where to put holes for ventilation like where the fan is

Warking
07-07-2013, 08:58 PM
I emailed them and if you buy the engraved one you can choose where to put holes for ventilation like where the fan is

I agree with this... best to have side air vents with a Fan MOD.

Thomas E. Moran
07-07-2013, 11:30 PM
I don't think there's any amount of money I wouldn't pay for a quality Tesseract case.

Paden Merrill
07-08-2013, 03:49 AM
i was wondering, could you (BDG) make an nes themed decal, maybe it could have the iconic lines from the top on the front... and a controller decal to match would be AWESOME!!! i would totally order one.

The Tallest
07-08-2013, 09:53 PM
Just ordered my case through BDG, been talking to Brian for the past few days about some stuff that I'd like done to the case. Hopefully he can do it.

JerTM
07-08-2013, 10:17 PM
Just ordered my case through BDG, been talking to Brian for the past few days about some stuff that I'd like done to the case. Hopefully he can do it.

put up pics when you get it.

The Tallest
07-08-2013, 10:45 PM
Will do.

timmytot666
07-08-2013, 10:55 PM
Thanks bgd for doing this. Even if you only make an acrylic case I will probably be ordering it. All I'm interested in is putting custom slits for more airflow.

miketrike
07-08-2013, 11:05 PM
Gee golly mister, it sure is pretty.

http://www.rawrgv.com/images/2013/07/08/bdg-custom-ouya.jpg

timmytot666
07-09-2013, 12:27 AM
Gee golly mister, it sure is pretty.

http://www.rawrgv.com/images/2013/07/08/bdg-custom-ouya.jpg

Ermaferkengerd..... that is some sweet moddy goodness.

Outrider
07-09-2013, 12:47 AM
I'm really digging the acrylic case. I'd be interested in seeing a vented casing version.

timmytot666
07-09-2013, 12:48 AM
I'm also wanting more vents lol.

JerTM
07-09-2013, 01:49 AM
glorious, begging to be lit with leds :cool:

miketrike
07-09-2013, 02:04 AM
I'm really digging the acrylic case. I'd be interested in seeing a vented casing version.

The ton of holes in the bottom and eight vent holes on the top seem to be plenty.

The Tallest
07-09-2013, 02:07 AM
Brian has sent me a few pictures of what he's done with my case and....oh man is it going to be freakin' awesome. I won't spoil the surprise with the pics he's sent me and wait until I get the case in hand to show you. I'm so excited it's so cool....

miketrike
07-09-2013, 02:14 AM
One more while I was putting it together, you can see the etching a lot better. Took me about 2-3 minutes to put together and figure out where all the pieces went. Worth it.

http://rawrgv.com/images/2013/07/08/IMG1718.jpg

The Tallest
07-09-2013, 02:15 AM
How is it held together? It just snaps together tightly? It looks awesome.

miketrike
07-09-2013, 02:18 AM
It's all kinda snugly fitted together, then the four screws you put into the top kinda bring the tightness together even more. Friction FTW!

I wouldn't go dropping it or anything though... Granted I don't recommend that with any electronic device. :)

The Tallest
07-09-2013, 02:21 AM
It's all kinda snugly fitted together, then the four screws you put into the top kinda bring the tightness together even more. Friction FTW!

I wouldn't go dropping it or anything though... Granted I don't recommend that with any electronic device. :)

Could probably super glue it together a dab on the tab type of deal. I can't wait to get mine.

miketrike
07-09-2013, 02:24 AM
Could probably super glue it together a dab on the tab type of deal. I can't wait to get mine.

Thought about it, not sure if I'm going to do anything to it yet, don't want to make it hard on myself right away.

Also here's a gif: http://rawrgv.com/ZAs

BDG
07-09-2013, 02:29 AM
i was wondering, could you (BDG) make an nes themed decal, maybe it could have the iconic lines from the top on the front... and a controller decal to match would be AWESOME!!! i would totally order one.

Once I get a chance I may take a stab at it.


Thought about it, not sure if I'm going to do anything to it yet, don't want to make it hard on myself right away.

Also here's a gif: http://rawrgv.com/ZAs

Looks awesome and I really like the gif would you mind if I put it up on our G+ page?


Brian has sent me a few pictures of what he's done with my case and....oh man is it going to be freakin' awesome. I won't spoil the surprise with the pics he's sent me and wait until I get the case in hand to show you. I'm so excited it's so cool....

All done should be sent out tomorrow.

VanHalensing
07-09-2013, 03:10 AM
Sweet! That's really cool man! Any worries about overheating without the metal for heat dissipation?

miketrike
07-09-2013, 03:14 AM
Looks awesome and I really like the gif would you mind if I put it up on our G+ page?

Gopher it.

http://www.rawrgv.com/images/2013/07/08/220px-UrocitelluscolumbianusAlbertaMartybugs.jpg

timmytot666
07-09-2013, 03:17 AM
Oh I didn't notice all the air holes in the bottom! That is gonna be so sick.

The Tallest
07-09-2013, 10:59 AM
All done should be sent out tomorrow.

Awesome, thanks a lot!

Unit543
07-09-2013, 04:57 PM
Amazon is carrying skins for the Ouya. Carbon,aluminum and wood. Again they are decals though not plates.

Manaurys
07-09-2013, 06:43 PM
Just order a case for the ouya with a special request hope he'll be able to make I'll let you know when it's ready

miketrike
07-09-2013, 07:47 PM
I already posted this in another thread, here it is again though since it's relative to this one as well.

http://www.rawrgv.com/images/2013/07/08/IMG1718.jpg

http://www.rawrgv.com/images/2013/07/08/bdg-custom-ouya.jpg

http://www.rawrgv.com/images/2013/07/08/ouya.gif

StarDust4Ever
07-10-2013, 06:51 AM
That's sweet!

But I really want an Ouya housing that looks like a question block from Super Mario Brothers:
http://png-2.findicons.com/files/icons/2297/super_mario/256/question_block.png

I originally thought about painting or modding my Ouya case, but it's a kickstarter console with the backers usernames engraved in it. I'd hate to destroy a future collector's item.:grief:

JerTM
07-10-2013, 02:24 PM
That's sweet!

But I really want an Ouya housing that looks like a question block from Super Mario Brothers:
http://png-2.findicons.com/files/icons/2297/super_mario/256/question_block.png

I originally thought about painting or modding my Ouya case, but it's a kickstarter console with the backers usernames engraved in it. I'd hate to destroy a future collector's item.:grief:

That is a great idea, even an acrylic version of the block with etched "?" and "bolts" lit up with yellow leds.

BDG
07-11-2013, 01:15 AM
That is awesome looking.

Now, can you make me one with our XBMCHUB logo cut, or printed, to it? I would buy that! ;)

AWeSOME

We can engrave anything on it.


Can you Make this same thing but with little vent holes like bee hive where the fan is and if so let me know how much it cost ill buy it thanks

Yes we have added holes on the side for other customers, they just ordered the engraved version and we worked with them to put the holes where they want.


That's sweet!

But I really want an Ouya housing that looks like a question block from Super Mario Brothers:
http://png-2.findicons.com/files/icons/2297/super_mario/256/question_block.png

I originally thought about painting or modding my Ouya case, but it's a kickstarter console with the backers usernames engraved in it. I'd hate to destroy a future collector's item.:grief:

We could add the ? marks to the case just order the engraved version and we will work with you to make it how you like it.


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RiotingSpectre
07-11-2013, 02:12 AM
BDG: I just wanted to say that your cases look amazing, man. I've been too busy to pay attention to most of this thread and sign in at all for that matter, but the acrylic case is gorgeous.

winzig
07-11-2013, 03:16 AM
Are you able to use any other colors of acrylic?

BDG
07-11-2013, 11:46 AM
Are you able to use any other colors of acrylic?

I was thinking of trying it what color would everyone like to see next?

DrunkPunk
07-11-2013, 11:57 AM
I was thinking of trying it what color would everyone like to see next?

Orange! Amazingly bright and annoying orange! Also, a deep blood-like red would be nice.


We could add the ? marks to the case just order the engraved version and we will work with you to make it how you like it.

If you make a SMB question block case, please post the pics. If it looks like one I'll order it lickity split!

Manaurys
07-11-2013, 12:44 PM
I was thinking of trying it what color would everyone like to see next?

Black, blue and red

VanHalensing
07-11-2013, 12:49 PM
I really want to see a frosted one. Color wouldn't be as important, but white/clearish as the vase color clouded might be nice.

The Tallest
07-11-2013, 12:53 PM
I was thinking of trying it what color would everyone like to see next?

Man, I totally would've gone for a blue case or something.

On a related note, my case should be here today!! I can't wait.

BDG
07-11-2013, 01:05 PM
Man, I totally would've gone for a blue case or something.

On a related note, my case should be here today!! I can't wait.

Awesome please send pics when you get it together.

VanHalensing
07-11-2013, 01:51 PM
Frosted blue might look cool too. Slightly tesseract-esque.

VanHalensing
07-11-2013, 01:52 PM
Not to mention, engraving should stand out even more on a frosted case (engraved after frosting).

BDG
07-11-2013, 03:27 PM
I really want to see a frosted one. Color wouldn't be as important, but white/clearish as the vase color clouded might be nice.

I think I may be able to do it. Might try a test tonight.

JerTM
07-11-2013, 03:32 PM
Blue would be awesome, frosted, with etching.

BDG
07-11-2013, 03:33 PM
Not to mention, engraving should stand out even more on a frosted case (engraved after frosting).

I would have to engrave the outside. Usually the engraving looks better on the inside. Looking through the acrylic. It also looks better when you light it up with LEDs. http://www.bdgcustoms.com/plastic_examples.html. here are some examples with the same acrylic.

VanHalensing
07-11-2013, 03:41 PM
I would be interested to see if you could get son acrylic frosted only on one side, and put that side inwards then. Perhaps then it would work?

JerTM
07-11-2013, 04:56 PM
I would be interested to see if you could get son acrylic frosted only on one side, and put that side inwards then. Perhaps then it would work?

That is what he means. Frost the "inside" of the case. the outside will be smooth

BDG
07-11-2013, 10:14 PM
I would be interested to see if you could get son acrylic frosted only on one side, and put that side inwards then. Perhaps then it would work?

That could work.


I would be interested to see if you could get son acrylic frosted only on one side, and put that side inwards then. Perhaps then it would work?

That could work.

The Tallest
07-11-2013, 11:47 PM
Brian, this thing is beautiful!!

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RiotingSpectre
07-11-2013, 11:49 PM
@The Tallest: That's beautiful! I might just have to get a case too, lol.

BDG
07-12-2013, 12:25 AM
@The Tallest: I am happy you like it, it turned out great.

The Tallest
07-12-2013, 12:39 AM
@The Tallest: I am happy you like it, it turned out great.


It turned out better than great. I am amazed at how gorgeous it turned out. You take great care to make sure everything comes out right and you have a lot of pride in your work; it shows in how well it was packaged too. It's a work of art. Thank you.

BDG
07-12-2013, 01:09 AM
That could work.

So I gave sanding the Acrylic a try, with 2000 grit wet sandpaper to get the frosted appearance.

No Sanding

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hcPMCLWUrq4/Ud9HndTJKWI/AAAAAAAAAn0/CQHw1HvXbmo/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_194837.jpg

Back Sanded

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OEBT5se_8QQ/Ud9HnYs50UI/AAAAAAAAAn8/BbcgRKAJZnk/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_194858.jpg

Front and Back Sanded

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IyytbC-GziU/Ud9HnSspYiI/AAAAAAAAAn4/d4D8x4s-oPw/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_194848.jpg

The Tallest
07-12-2013, 01:20 AM
Looks good frosted.

BDG
07-12-2013, 01:21 AM
So here is what I am working on next. I am going to try to build a LED base that is made to work with the current case and light it up. The plan is to make a base that you just set the current case on top of. Here is a video of the project that I made the base I took the picture with. http://youtu.be/X-3da2VMcT4 I designed the LED board it has 4 SMD RGB LEDs on it so it lights up very well. Also it is designed to run off 5 to 12Vdc and can be driven with pwms from an arduino. What do you think?

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3QubbgTVpZU/Ud9JreaKVKI/AAAAAAAAApA/gj9g7cdQ4oY/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_195941.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a0d_UB7gbLk/Ud9JratVS7I/AAAAAAAAApE/jegev9p8as0/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_195929.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O1fKY94_oTE/Ud9JrYUX5iI/AAAAAAAAAo8/yRKwdYTLyi8/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_195912.jpg

VanHalensing
07-12-2013, 01:22 AM
Can you show the frosted one on the stand?

RiotingSpectre
07-12-2013, 01:23 AM
I think it makes the entire thing even more incredible. I'd love to have it transition from color to color.

JerTM
07-12-2013, 01:25 AM
that looks good. or hit it with a mild sandblast for a quick and even frost texture

BDG
07-12-2013, 01:27 AM
Can you show the frosted one on the stand?

I can't get a good picture but the sanded on one side looks about the same but you see all the scratches on the back. The one sanded on both sides looks terrible, because the scratches on the front blur out the engraving.

No sanding looks the best by far with the LEDs. It looks much better than the pictures above but just like everything with the acrylic case it is very hard to get a good picture.


I think it makes the entire thing even more incredible. I'd love to have it transition from color to color.

That is the nice thing about the board it will work with an arduino, so you can make it do anything. We are also working on a ADK 2012 board that works to communicate with and android phone so eventually you may be able to control the LEDs with the OUYA. I still have A LOT of work until we get there though.

Manaurys
07-12-2013, 01:41 AM
So here is what I am working on next. I am going to try to build a LED base that is made to work with the current case and light it up. The plan is to make a base that you just set the current case on top of. Here is a video of the project that I made the base I took the picture with. http://youtu.be/X-3da2VMcT4 I designed the LED board it has 4 SMD RGB LEDs on it so it lights up very well. Also it is designed to run off 5 to 12Vdc and can be driven with pwms from an arduino. What do you think?

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3QubbgTVpZU/Ud9JreaKVKI/AAAAAAAAApA/gj9g7cdQ4oY/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_195941.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a0d_UB7gbLk/Ud9JratVS7I/AAAAAAAAApE/jegev9p8as0/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_195929.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O1fKY94_oTE/Ud9JrYUX5iI/AAAAAAAAAo8/yRKwdYTLyi8/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_195912.jpg

When is this ready i want one?

And what about adding a little fan too cause it going to be under the ouya it could provide better ventilation

cannonshane
07-12-2013, 01:56 AM
Loving the light up ones, Would love one with blue L.E.D's, Shame the postage to aus is expensive.

Grayson Crowell
07-12-2013, 05:09 AM
Maybe matching controller faceplates image (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=678562218837331&set=a.378518298841726.106637.100000506781612&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf)

Manaurys
07-12-2013, 05:32 AM
Maybe matching controller faceplates image (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=678562218837331&set=a.378518298841726.106637.100000506781612&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf)

That link is down please provide another one

Grayson Crowell
07-12-2013, 05:53 AM
sorry, it won't let me post the picture directly. could i message it to someone who'll post it for me?

The Tallest
07-12-2013, 11:17 AM
So here is what I am working on next. I am going to try to build a LED base that is made to work with the current case and light it up. The plan is to make a base that you just set the current case on top of. Here is a video of the project that I made the base I took the picture with. http://youtu.be/X-3da2VMcT4 I designed the LED board it has 4 SMD RGB LEDs on it so it lights up very well. Also it is designed to run off 5 to 12Vdc and can be driven with pwms from an arduino. What do you think?

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3QubbgTVpZU/Ud9JreaKVKI/AAAAAAAAApA/gj9g7cdQ4oY/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_195941.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a0d_UB7gbLk/Ud9JratVS7I/AAAAAAAAApE/jegev9p8as0/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_195929.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O1fKY94_oTE/Ud9JrYUX5iI/AAAAAAAAAo8/yRKwdYTLyi8/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130711_195912.jpg

That is awesome. I'd love it in blue.

Manaurys
07-12-2013, 02:17 PM
sorry, it won't let me post the picture directly. could i message it to someone who'll post it for me?

Send it to me if you want

This is my case from Brian he made it look like a Nintendo gamecube
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/ybejyter.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/unujypup.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/e9ude8as.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/yvejamum.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/zy8ygazy.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/gunu6a3u.jpg

derty
07-13-2013, 07:16 AM
Damn that's awesome lol. I will b ordering 1 of these as soon as I can get some cash and a good idea :D

rosse119
07-13-2013, 07:21 AM
If I game does well ill be ordering a KK one for sure :)

StarDust4Ever
07-13-2013, 10:57 AM
This is my case from Brian he made it look like a Nintendo gamecube
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/ybejyter.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/unujypup.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/e9ude8as.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/yvejamum.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/zy8ygazy.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/gunu6a3u.jpgHoly crap, dude, that is wicked sick!:victorious::victorious::victorious:

One quick question regarding the acrylic cube: How sturdy is it? I disassembled my Ouya the other day and discovered that there are weights screwed into the bottom to keep the tiny console from toppling over. How does the acrylic cube stand up to tugging from the bulky HDMI cables?

Manaurys
07-13-2013, 11:21 AM
Holy crap, dude, that is wicked sick!:victorious::victorious::victorious:

One quick question regarding the acrylic cube: How sturdy is it? I disassembled my Ouya the other day and discovered that there are weights screwed into the bottom to keep the tiny console from toppling over. How does the acrylic cube stand up to tugging from the bulky HDMI cables?

It got a good amount of weight it don't move for me, i also added some rubber feet on the bottom http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/13/2ybagepa.jpg

StarDust4Ever
07-13-2013, 12:06 PM
Yeah, rubber feet are a given. I put rubber feet on all my mods. Sometimes I even rip out the stock factory pads (they tend to be whimpy and often get knocked off easily) and add heavy duty ones. Pads will prevent skidding but not tipping, that's why I ask.

I always liked the way stuff felt with a little extra weight added. It often makes products feel less cheap, but there's no obvious place to mount the weights in a clear case. Gluing them anywhere would just ruin the aesthetic and partially block vent holes, but I'll take your word for it that the case is sturdy. At least the bottom has a much larger footprint than the stock Ouya case, which should help a lot.

= = = = = = =

Quick question for BDG; does the $25.99 price on a custom design case include just the front or all three sides customized?

I may also wait a little while and rethink what type of design I want to do before I order one of your cases. I'm leaning towards 8-bitty Mario sprites now. So many choices...

Manaurys
07-13-2013, 12:26 PM
= = = = = = =

Quick question for BDG; does the $25.99 price on a custom design case include just the front or all three sides customized?

I may also wait a little while and rethink what type of design I want to do before I order one of your cases. I'm leaning towards 8-bitty Mario sprites now. So many choices...

Well i don't know about all the side cause i ask for vents on the sides and the gamecube design on front and he did it

BDG
07-15-2013, 01:42 AM
Yeah, rubber feet are a given. I put rubber feet on all my mods. Sometimes I even rip out the stock factory pads (they tend to be whimpy and often get knocked off easily) and add heavy duty ones. Pads will prevent skidding but not tipping, that's why I ask.

I always liked the way stuff felt with a little extra weight added. It often makes products feel less cheap, but there's no obvious place to mount the weights in a clear case. Gluing them anywhere would just ruin the aesthetic and partially block vent holes, but I'll take your word for it that the case is sturdy. At least the bottom has a much larger footprint than the stock Ouya case, which should help a lot.

= = = = = = =

Quick question for BDG; does the $25.99 price on a custom design case include just the front or all three sides customized?

I may also wait a little while and rethink what type of design I want to do before I order one of your cases. I'm leaning towards 8-bitty Mario sprites now. So many choices...

We can do all three sides, but you may want to order soon, we are thinking about bumping the price up a little because it does take awhile for setting up and engraving all 3 sides.

aFriendNamed5
07-15-2013, 09:40 PM
With these cases, has anyone noticed if any of the controller lag issues and WiFi issues are any better?
Still trying to work out if the metal casing is contributing to the problems or not. Would like to order one of these but I live in the UK, so if I'm going to pay the outrageous shipping costs then it has to be worth it. If I lived in the US I'd buy it just because it looks cool, but hey :)

bus_dr1v3r
07-15-2013, 10:13 PM
Those cases are really sexy. I don't guess these could be made to house, IDK, a watercooled Ouya? :courage:

StarDust4Ever
07-15-2013, 10:21 PM
With these cases, has anyone noticed if any of the controller lag issues and WiFi issues are any better?
Still trying to work out if the metal casing is contributing to the problems or not. Would like to order one of these but I live in the UK, so if I'm going to pay the outrageous shipping costs then it has to be worth it. If I lived in the US I'd buy it just because it looks cool, but hey :)I would imagine so. I took the Ouya last night to my Fiance's apartment (the area is flooded with 2.4Ghz wireless networks - I once counted 20 separate networks on my laptop and that is only including wifi sources, not bluetooth and other devices) and I was getting horrible lag and other controller related glitches, even with the PS3 controller, which is supposedly less error prone. The thumb sticks were behaving erratically so that it was impossible to hit a skill shot in Pinball Arcade with the plunger, and the tables randomly tilted several times when I didn't even touch the left thumbstick (left thumbstick is used for nudge control). I moved further away from the Ouya and the controller got worse. The flippers would occasionally stick and when I pressed or released a flipper, if would often stick for half a second or more before it responded. Like magic, the erratic behavior suddenly disappeared around 10:30pm and did not come back, and I was able to play some decent games with zero glitching. I definitely suspect interference from one of her neighbors.

Regardless, the aluminum casing on the Ouya and controller, while stylish, is a bad design choice for a wireless device. The aluminum case essentially acts as a Faraday cage.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage
If you enclose a wireless transmitter or receiver inside or outside of a conductive enclosure, the metal will block radiation by reflecting it back in on itself, just like a mirror reflects light. The steel perfboard on microwave oven lids is a classic example. It's also why your cellphone will likely drop calls if you try to use it in an elevator, essentially a large steel cage. The Ouya casing is no different. I'll definitely be buying an acrylic shell soon.

aFriendNamed5
07-16-2013, 10:35 AM
I would imagine so. I took the Ouya last night to my Fiance's apartment (the area is flooded with 2.4Ghz wireless networks - I once counted 20 separate networks on my laptop and that is only including wifi sources, not bluetooth and other devices) and I was getting horrible lag and other controller related glitches, even with the PS3 controller, which is supposedly less error prone. The thumb sticks were behaving erratically so that it was impossible to hit a skill shot in Pinball Arcade with the plunger, and the tables randomly tilted several times when I didn't even touch the left thumbstick (left thumbstick is used for nudge control). I moved further away from the Ouya and the controller got worse. The flippers would occasionally stick and when I pressed or released a flipper, if would often stick for half a second or more before it responded. Like magic, the erratic behavior suddenly disappeared around 10:30pm and did not come back, and I was able to play some decent games with zero glitching. I definitely suspect interference from one of her neighbors.

Regardless, the aluminum casing on the Ouya and controller, while stylish, is a bad design choice for a wireless device. The aluminum case essentially acts as a Faraday cage.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage
If you enclose a wireless transmitter or receiver inside or outside of a conductive enclosure, the metal will block radiation by reflecting it back in on itself, just like a mirror reflects light. The steel perfboard on microwave oven lids is a classic example. It's also why your cellphone will likely drop calls if you try to use it in an elevator, essentially a large steel cage. The Ouya casing is no different. I'll definitely be buying an acrylic shell soon.

Perfect response, thanks so much for taking the time time to explain. I had a little obsession with Farraday cages a little while back so know all about them :)
There just didn't seem to be any definitive statement as to whether the casing is the cause of the problems, or whether it just contributes to some bad hardware choices, or what. I guess OUYA kinda went with form over function on the design.

Another question: I'm guessing as the aluminium casing is highly heat conductive, it must help with the transfer of the heat generated by the system to the outside, to prevent console overheating? So would putting it into a plastic case have much of a negative effect in this area?

StarDust4Ever
07-16-2013, 10:56 AM
Another question: I'm guessing as the aluminium casing is highly heat conductive, it must help with the transfer of the heat generated by the system to the outside, to prevent console overheating? So would putting it into a plastic case have much of a negative effect in this area? I doubt it. Air is a pretty lousy conductor of heat, which is why it is necessary to maximize surface area and airflow by adding large metallic fins and fans. I find it odd that the Ouya has a fan attached to the Tegra processor, when it is generally used in embedded devices and passively cooled. A bigger issue is that the fan is just recirculating warm air inside the Ouya's case. I'd imagine most of the airflow in and out is due to passive circulation, ie warmer air rises through the top. The vents on top of the lid are very small, and the vents on the bottom of the case are partially blocked by the rubber grommets at the base. If you place the Ouya on a soft surface (like a carpet), it will get worse. My quad-core AMD laptop has a similar heat issue where some of the intake vents are on the bottom (outtake vent is on the side), and whenever I place my laptop on a soft surface like a bedspread, it will restrict airflow. If I'm gaming or rendering or doing some other highly demanding multithreaded task, my laptop will occasionally go into thermal shutdown if the bottom vents are obstructed.

Back to Ouya, I believe the wide open space underneath the acrylic case will increase ventilation and make up for any negative effects due to the acrylic's lack of heat transfer. If you're still concerned, you could have additional vents installed on sides. Unless you deliberately taped the holes shut, I seriously doubt that the Ouya will burn up.

Manaurys
07-17-2013, 01:46 PM
That is the nice thing about the board it will work with an arduino, so you can make it do anything. We are also working on a ADK 2012 board that works to communicate with and android phone so eventually you may be able to control the LEDs with the OUYA. I still have A LOT of work until we get there though.

Any updates how is the light box for the ouya case going

BDG
07-17-2013, 05:13 PM
Any updates how is the light box for the ouya case going

Working on it now


Working on it now

This was our first try at a LED base for our Acrylic OUYA case, just wanted to see what everybody thought. It is two pieces of the same acrylic as the case, with the LED board sandwiched in between. We were still going to cut the LEDs through the acrylic and make small indents for the feet of the acrylic case to set. This is still a work in progress but we are thinking that we may go the 3D printed route. So let us have it what do you think. Once we get the 3D printed proto type done we will show it too.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y6DaW2PU_j0/UecXzgDPMhI/AAAAAAAAAv8/MDOeBMzSosA/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130717_180802.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IWyKkvVr2hY/UecXzigDv8I/AAAAAAAAAv0/rLEjtVMmysk/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130717_180646.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JQs_9m1QWjY/UecXzuPdWqI/AAAAAAAAAv4/QuRhtSU4afA/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130717_180707.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RX5NmFrIudY/UecX0W9tUXI/AAAAAAAAAwA/PG2A9jmONRY/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130717_180854.jpg

VanHalensing
07-18-2013, 12:06 AM
I have to say, I love the asymmetry.

Manaurys
07-18-2013, 12:43 AM
This was our first try at a LED base for our Acrylic OUYA case, just wanted to see what everybody thought. It is two pieces of the same acrylic as the case, with the LED board sandwiched in between. We were still going to cut the LEDs through the acrylic and make small indents for the feet of the acrylic case to set. This is still a work in progress but we are thinking that we may go the 3D printed route. So let us have it what do you think. Once we get the 3D printed proto type done we will show it too.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y6DaW2PU_j0/UecXzgDPMhI/AAAAAAAAAv8/MDOeBMzSosA/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130717_180802.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IWyKkvVr2hY/UecXzigDv8I/AAAAAAAAAv0/rLEjtVMmysk/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130717_180646.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JQs_9m1QWjY/UecXzuPdWqI/AAAAAAAAAv4/QuRhtSU4afA/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130717_180707.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RX5NmFrIudY/UecX0W9tUXI/AAAAAAAAAwA/PG2A9jmONRY/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130717_180854.jpg

Good im waiting for it

Jakenut86
07-18-2013, 12:56 AM
Looks awesome!!

grimm
07-18-2013, 03:15 PM
How about making a direct replacement shell, as close to the original as (legaly?) possible? I like the stock case, but the damn thing is an effective shield for the Ouya controller.. I need to use mine tilted on its side to get a good lag free connection.

I was googling ouya replacement cases when i found this thread, and whilst its fun to see custom cases with inovation elements, i would want my kickstarter backer ouya to look authentic, but without having to tilt it over as soon as a game doesnt support a ps3 controller.

VanHalensing
07-18-2013, 04:06 PM
BDG, as opposed to just engraving existing sides, could you install a window in them, or one replacement acrylic side, per the previous question? Another alternative someone has discussed before is having a vent put in one of the sides instead of a design, but a replacement acrylic side would be really cool.

pero
07-19-2013, 12:38 AM
Just got my present in the mail today. Casing overall looks way too good to attempt any sanding lol. Its kind of a loose fit before screwing the top part on but once its all together I think its fine without any glue on there. Waiting for your next mod to buy. :smug:

http://s10.postimg.org/hs7vpzl7t/2013_07_18_18_03_07.jpg

Manaurys
07-19-2013, 12:46 AM
Just got my present in the mail today. Casing overall looks way too good to attempt any sanding lol. Its kind of a loose fit before screwing the top part on but once its all together I think its fine without any glue on there. Waiting for your next mod to buy. :smug:

http://s10.postimg.org/hs7vpzl7t/2013_07_18_18_03_07.jpg

Did you changed your fan for one with blue leds?

pero
07-19-2013, 12:51 AM
Did you changed your fan for one with blue leds?

Yes it's an Akasa brand, got it off Ebay.

StarDust4Ever
07-19-2013, 02:04 AM
Yes it's an Akasa brand, got it off Ebay.could you provide a link to the fan? I'm thinking about replacing the stock power LED on my Ouya (which IMO is extremely weak) with a high intensity blue LED and getting an acrylic case. I still haven't decided on what to engrave on it yet, but a blue LED fan would be the icing on the cake for the acrylic case.

BDG
07-19-2013, 02:13 AM
BDG, as opposed to just engraving existing sides, could you install a window in them, or one replacement acrylic side, per the previous question? Another alternative someone has discussed before is having a vent put in one of the sides instead of a design, but a replacement acrylic side would be really cool.

I might take a look at the case again, but I have been cutting the holes through the acrylic case with my laser cutter, and it is not strong enough to get through the metal.


Just got my present in the mail today. Casing overall looks way too good to attempt any sanding lol. Its kind of a loose fit before screwing the top part on but once its all together I think its fine without any glue on there. Waiting for your next mod to buy. :smug:

http://s10.postimg.org/hs7vpzl7t/2013_07_18_18_03_07.jpg

Looks Great I really like the fan, Nice Job!

StarDust4Ever
07-19-2013, 05:01 AM
Okay guys. I have a "question" for you folks, literally. I've decided to do the blue power LED / fan mod like Pero did, inside a Super Mario Brothers style [?] Block Acrylic Ouya case. All three sides will be a [?] Block, but I can't make up my mind whether to etch it or cut it out. Do you think it will look better:

(A) All three sides etched.
(B) All three sides cutout.
(C) Left and right cutout, front etched.

Original source image:
http://www.mariowiki.com/images/thumb/0/02/Question_Block_NSMB.png/200px-Question_Block_NSMB.png
Full Size: http://www.mariowiki.com/File:Question_Block_NSMB.png

Monochrome template:
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/150/i/2013/199/f/b/question_mark_template_by_stardust4ever-d6e429x.png
Full Size: http://sta.sh/07qrs8mfp6e

I really can't make up my mind...

pero
07-19-2013, 12:09 PM
Okay guys. I have a "question" for you folks, literally. I've decided to do the blue power LED / fan mod like Pero did, inside a Super Mario Brothers style [?] Block Acrylic Ouya case. All three sides will be a [?] Block, but I can't make up my mind whether to etch it or cut it out. Do you think it will look better:

(A) All three sides etched.
(B) All three sides cutout.
(C) Left and right cutout, front etched.

I really can't make up my mind...

Get BDG to print a decal and have the "?" and dots hollow to let the light shine through instead of engraving it. Would look more block like no? I've ordered the Mario Mushroom decals from his site and I'm debating if I should put them on the case or not lol.

XanXic
07-19-2013, 12:55 PM
If I was doing it I'd cut them out completely and stick some yellow paper with the white question mark printed to the right size. It'd still be clear and the paper should be thin enough the entire thing will glow pretty good. Idk how important seeing the guts are to you :P

VanHalensing
07-19-2013, 03:41 PM
Okay guys. I have a "question" for you folks, literally. I've decided to do the blue power LED / fan mod like Pero did, inside a Super Mario Brothers style [?] Block Acrylic Ouya case. All three sides will be a [?] Block, but I can't make up my mind whether to etch it or cut it out. Do you think it will look better:

(A) All three sides etched.
(B) All three sides cutout.
(C) Left and right cutout, front etched.

Original source image:
http://www.mariowiki.com/images/thumb/0/02/Question_Block_NSMB.png/200px-Question_Block_NSMB.png
Full Size: http://www.mariowiki.com/File:Question_Block_NSMB.png

Monochrome template:
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/150/i/2013/199/f/b/question_mark_template_by_stardust4ever-d6e429x.png
Full Size: http://sta.sh/07qrs8mfp6e

I really can't make up my mind...

I like option C the best. Good airflow, with the cool glowing effect of the etching.

RiotingSpectre
07-19-2013, 03:44 PM
Personal Question: How many have you sold thus far? You can choose to answer me in private message or not at all if you want :_

BDG
07-20-2013, 12:23 AM
Personal Question: How many have you sold thus far? You can choose to answer me in private message or not at all if you want :_

We have made about 15 cases so far.

Jakenut86
07-20-2013, 12:29 AM
We have made about 15 cases so far.

Cool...I just ordered one on wendsday :D

BDG
07-20-2013, 12:32 AM
I just wanted to let everybody know we changed some of our prices on our website. http://www.bdgcustoms.com/store.html The Custom engraving of the original case is now cheaper. but... we had to add a new item (3 side) Engraved cases are now a little more. I apologize but it takes a good bit of time to get everything setup for the great ideas people are having, and I want to make sure you are all happy with them, so I am not going to rush them.

StarDust4Ever
07-20-2013, 12:54 AM
I just wanted to let everybody know we changed some of our prices on our website. http://www.bdgcustoms.com/store.html The Custom engraving of the original case is now cheaper. but... we had to add a new item (3 side) Engraved cases are now a little more. I apologize but it takes a good bit of time to get everything setup for the great ideas people are having, and I want to make sure you are all happy with them, so I am not going to rush them.The step up in price is not as bad as I thought. I think I'm just about ready to order mine now. Quick question, if we want cutouts on the left and right, does the price stay the same on the 3-sides option?


Okay guys. I have a "question" for you folks, literally. I've decided to do the blue power LED / fan mod like Pero did, inside a Super Mario Brothers style [?] Block Acrylic Ouya case. All three sides will be a [?] Block, but I can't make up my mind whether to etch it or cut it out. Do you think it will look better:

(A) All three sides etched.
(B) All three sides cutout.
(C) Left and right cutout, front etched.

Original source image:
http://www.mariowiki.com/images/thumb/0/02/Question_Block_NSMB.png/200px-Question_Block_NSMB.png
Full Size: http://www.mariowiki.com/File:Question_Block_NSMB.png

Monochrome template:
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/150/i/2013/199/f/b/question_mark_template_by_stardust4ever-d6e429x.png
Full Size: http://sta.sh/07qrs8mfp6e

I really can't make up my mind...

I'm thinking of doing option (C) with the [?] block pattern cut out on the sides and engraved on the front. Will the area in the center of the [?] be strong enough?

BDG
07-20-2013, 04:52 AM
The step up in price is not as bad as I thought. I think I'm just about ready to order mine now. Quick question, if we want cutouts on the left and right, does the price stay the same on the 3-sides option?



I'm thinking of doing option (C) with the [?] block pattern cut out on the sides and engraved on the front. Will the area in the center of the [?] be strong enough?


Yes cutting or engraving the price stays the same.

So we have finally finished our LED base for our Acrylic +OUYA case. Sorry for the wait, but I was just not happy with a few other things that we tried. However, I love this one. The case is made to hold together tightly with no glue or screws. It can be wired without the switches to be a fixed color, or you can wire the switches and then you can do any combination of the the RGB LEDs. The LEDs can be powered from 5Vdc to 12Vdc. It can also be wired to an +Arduino and controlled by the PWMs. The base is made from the same Acrylic as the case and is very stable. It has grooves for the feet of the case to set in to hold it in position.
We will have it for sale in a little over a week. I am still working on figuring out the parts costs, so I will let you know a price soon. Let me know what you think.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vgSd4CWKidU/Ueq2rPocB-I/AAAAAAAAA1Q/UF-LB1_-gmA/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115322.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3OyHunosJWs/Ueq2qLJWsLI/AAAAAAAAA1A/V0M7_ZiuvYk/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115127.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-j7mCVHNTUIc/Ueq2qv22msI/AAAAAAAAA1M/u0MSJ9Negpg/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115308.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A-xa6rTxPoo/Ueq2pdimp-I/AAAAAAAAA00/eRAllZNXDGk/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115113.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-03DxBrjd8ME/Ueq2qCJeIEI/AAAAAAAAA1E/-ZRQi6fIRls/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115256.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FIn1eFJMdUo/Ueq2pkIm_6I/AAAAAAAAA08/529DPEvuNHY/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115121.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kYIG-CLJelg/Ueq2oJq7jxI/AAAAAAAAA0c/xpXFoQXndEU/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115021.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AvVqXq5n_5I/Ueq2oJl8GVI/AAAAAAAAA0Y/kjUyIlaFtLQ/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115032.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6RQbwfnO1CM/Ueq2o059owI/AAAAAAAAA0k/PXHREHNV1AY/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115052.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qku8Vc6LbLA/Ueq21VXrrdI/AAAAAAAAA1w/RAAwfBwMh08/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_120408.jpg

Jakenut86
07-20-2013, 06:45 PM
:love_heart:

Manaurys
07-20-2013, 06:54 PM
So we have finally finished our LED base for our Acrylic +OUYA case. Sorry for the wait, but I was just not happy with a few other things that we tried. However, I love this one. The case is made to hold together tightly with no glue or screws. It can be wired without the switches to be a fixed color, or you can wire the switches and then you can do any combination of the the RGB LEDs. The LEDs can be powered from 5Vdc to 12Vdc. It can also be wired to an +Arduino and controlled by the PWMs. The base is made from the same Acrylic as the case and is very stable. It has grooves for the feet of the case to set in to hold it in position.
We will have it for sale in a little over a week. I am still working on figuring out the parts costs, so I will let you know a price soon. Let me know what you think.


When is this available?

pero
07-20-2013, 09:02 PM
Looks great, people might be put off by the plain wires sticking out though. Maybe a USB plug would make it more attractive to the non soldering folks out there.

Sent from my E2001 using Tapatalk 2

StarDust4Ever
07-20-2013, 11:37 PM
Looks great, people might be put off by the plain wires sticking out though. Maybe a USB plug would make it more attractive to the non soldering folks out there.

Sent from my E2001 using Tapatalk 2If it uses a USB interface, make sure it's a dongle type plug with a pass through USB, so that other USB devices can be connected without the need for a hub. Basically, a male plug on one end with a female plug on the other end and a 5V power cable to supply the LED stand. I don't think the LED current will be so much that it affects the normal operation of Ouya.

Alternately, you could do a pass though connector for the 12V DC power jack, although I've found that running LEDs at full brightness tend to be a bit overkill at times. LEDs with an inline resistor that's rated for 12V generally glow nicely at 5V without being painful to look at.

Manaurys
07-21-2013, 01:23 AM
Looks great, people might be put off by the plain wires sticking out though. Maybe a USB plug would make it more attractive to the non soldering folks out there.

Sent from my E2001 using Tapatalk 2

Say what i need to dolder this no good

pero
07-21-2013, 03:20 AM
If it uses a USB interface, make sure it's a dongle type plug with a pass through USB, so that other USB devices can be connected without the need for a hub.

That's great thinking.

Sent from my E2001 using Tapatalk 2

JerTM
07-21-2013, 04:44 AM
Or go further to make the light up case a case for a powered usb or hdd, any number of accessories.

BDG
07-21-2013, 04:31 PM
When is this available?

Probably in a little over a week.


Say what i need to dolder this no good

I could look into making a assembled version available.


Or go further to make the light up case a case for a powered usb or hdd, any number of accessories.

Could easily add more into the case. What would people like to see in it, please give me ideas. Also If you have part numbers for pieces the would help out.

Manaurys
07-21-2013, 04:38 PM
I could look into making a assembled version available.

Ok you got me again let me know when is available

Nahkranoth
07-21-2013, 11:32 PM
If it possible for 5v DC can it for instance, power it from ouya directly instead of a battery?

BDG
07-22-2013, 12:18 AM
If it possible for 5v DC can it for instance, power it from ouya directly instead of a battery?

Yes the board is designed to be powered from 5vdc upto 12Vdc I will have to take a look at the OUYA and see what power options there are. One is the USB but I am not sure of the current it can support, some members suggested a USB pass through.

What would everybody like to see in the Acrylic LED Base? Originally I was going to make it a kit that would need to be assembled, but it sounds like some don't like that idea. Also how would you like it to be powered, it can be powered form 5Vdc up to 12Vdc. I used a 9V battery for the pictures but I know that is not a good solution. Also would you like to see anything added to it, and if yes give me some part numbers. I would like to get some feedback to see what the community would like.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kYIG-CLJelg/Ueq2oJq7jxI/AAAAAAAAA0c/xpXFoQXndEU/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115021.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qku8Vc6LbLA/Ueq21VXrrdI/AAAAAAAAA1w/RAAwfBwMh08/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_120408.jpg

Manaurys
07-22-2013, 01:15 AM
What would everybody like to see in the Acrylic LED Base? Originally I was going to make it a kit that would need to be assembled, but it sounds like some don't like that idea. Also how would you like it to be powered, it can be powered form 5Vdc up to 12Vdc. I used a 9V battery for the pictures but I know that is not a good solution. Also would you like to see anything added to it, and if yes give me some part numbers. I would like to get some feedback to see what the community would like.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kYIG-CLJelg/Ueq2oJq7jxI/AAAAAAAAA0c/xpXFoQXndEU/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_115021.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qku8Vc6LbLA/Ueq21VXrrdI/AAAAAAAAA1w/RAAwfBwMh08/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130720_120408.jpg

Well it would be more appealing if was already assemble and it was power by usb that's just me let's see what other people think

StarDust4Ever
07-22-2013, 02:16 AM
Yes the board is designed to be powered from 5vdc upto 12Vdc I will have to take a look at the OUYA and see what power options there are. One is the USB but I am not sure of the current it can support, some members suggested a USB pass through.If it's anything like other 12V LED solutions, 12VDC from the power jack would be blindingly bright, but a 5V would provide a more comfortable level of illumination and still be adequately bright. I'm thinking about modding the fan and power LED rather than getting the base stand attachment. Some cheap, brightly color fans on this page:

*click*

I can't make up my mind about color though. My favorite color is violet, but I'd imagine the high energy illumination at 400nm could really cause some serious eye strain in a darkened room. Any wavelength shorter than blue can be bad for the eyes. I still think the custom stand would look great though. Since I'm doing a [?] block design, maybe a yellow fan with orange power LED, but the yellow color is OOS.

Maybe green would look cool? I'll have to make sure it's that brilliant emerald green and not the old fashioned low brightness "retro" LEDs with the lemon-lime green color. Radio Shack is cheap and only sells the limey green "retro" LEDs, instead of modern brilliant green with similar performance output to match the high brightness blues (like the newer greens they use in modern traffic lights).

grimm
07-22-2013, 03:35 PM
Since you seem to appreciate more outlandish suggestions rather than the more subtle one i put up earlier, how about making one with a powered usb hub integrated in the base? That would make something like this worth looking at. Flashing or constant lights are just annoying to me, but an integrated powered hub would make things much more interesting, especially if the usb ports are faced rearwards. That way you'd also have your power supply sorted. Just sell them with 100-240v span and everyone in the world can use them with simple adapters.

The Tallest
07-22-2013, 07:10 PM
Since you seem to appreciate more outlandish suggestions rather than the more subtle one i put up earlier, how about making one with a powered usb hub integrated in the base? That would make something like this worth looking at. Flashing or constant lights are just annoying to me, but an integrated powered hub would make things much more interesting, especially if the usb ports are faced rearwards. That way you'd also have your power supply sorted. Just sell them with 100-240v span and everyone in the world can use them with simple adapters.

I was actually going to suggest this as well. This way you can plug it into the Ouya for power but still have a few USB connect points for your hard drive or flash drive.

grimm
07-22-2013, 08:10 PM
I was actually going to suggest this as well. This way you can plug it into the Ouya for power but still have a few USB connect points for your hard drive or flash drive.

Not sure if it was made clear enough, but i ment a powered USB hub, with a separate power adapter, so you dont lose USB power. a 4-5 port hub wouldve been great.

StarDust4Ever
07-22-2013, 08:31 PM
Make a power supply to piggyback off the Ouya (12V for dazzlingly bright lights) so you only need one plug. A trim pot inside the base would work nice for dimming light output if it is too bright when used with the stock 12V Ouya supply. The Base stand can have a standard adapter jack on it that matches the Ouya's, with a secondary plug sticking out of the back to plug into the Ouya power jack. About 4 inches would be plenty. The Ouya's power adapter will have plenty of juice to power the LED stand in addition to the Ouya. It may be kind of hard to fit a USB hub inside the base stand though with all the other bells and whistles though.

grimm
07-22-2013, 08:43 PM
Make a power supply to piggyback off the Ouya (12V for dazzlingly bright lights) so you only need one plug. A trim pot inside the base would work nice for dimming light output if it is too bright when used with the stock 12V Ouya supply. The Base stand can have a standard adapter jack on it that matches the Ouya's, with a secondary plug sticking out of the back to plug into the Ouya power jack. About 4 inches would be plenty. The Ouya's power adapter will have plenty of juice to power the LED stand in addition to the Ouya. It may be kind of hard to fit a USB hub inside the base stand though with all the other bells and whistles though.

Im not an electrician, so i didnt know what solutions you could do to run them both off the same adapter, but if this works, thats more convenient, and cheaper too. As for the actual size, just make the base stand taller. A USB Hub PCB isnt necessarily that tall, so its not like you'd end up with a sky scraper. Or you could build it next to the ouya motherboard, making it wider instead. Either design id be interested in, with either no LED in the base, or the option to turn them off completely. Preferably id want a solid colour actually as compared to the see through stuff. Matte black is always nice.

StarDust4Ever
07-22-2013, 08:58 PM
Im not an electrician, so i didnt know what solutions you could do to run them both off the same adapter If you're like me and you've got ten different consoles (new and retro) plus HDTV, DVD/BluRay, stereo components, all sorts of other accessories, and you have to daisy-chain power strips because all the stupid power bricks don't play nice together, than anything that can prevent adding yet another brick, is a welcome addition. I wish there were standardized "rail" type power supplies for all the 5V and 12V items that go into the wall. Then I could have one "rail" for 5V devices and another "rail" for 12V devices. Maybe I could mod an old PC ATX power supply to run all my 5V and 12V devices from a single wall plug. I've already got a handmade "universal" 9V power supply with three plugs on the end of the cable, for most of my retro game consoles. It powers my Atari, SNES, NES, Famicom, and Genesis, just not all at once.

grimm
07-22-2013, 09:04 PM
If you're like me and you've got ten different consoles (new and retro) plus HDTV, DVD/BluRay, stereo components, all sorts of other accessories, and you have to daisy-chain power strips because all the stupid power bricks don't play nice together, than anything that can prevent adding yet another brick, is a welcome addition. I wish there were standardized "rail" type power supplies for all the 5V and 12V items that go into the wall. Then I could have one "rail" for 5V devices and another "rail" for 12V devices. Maybe I could mod an old PC ATX power supply to run all my 5V and 12V devices from a single wall plug. I've already got a handmade "universal" 9V power supply with three plugs on the end of the cable, for most of my retro game consoles. It powers my Atari, SNES, NES, Famicom, and Genesis, just not all at once.

In this respect i am like you, and i have i think 5 different power strips with 4-5 plugs each to power about 17 devices (consoles, pc, tv, lamps,etc), maybe more.. All plugged in at once and ready to play. And yeah, the old style bricks are completely stupid and i never understood why they didnt do like nintendo did with the nes in Europe, cable-brick-cable. Commodore also had a power adapter like that. But yeah, its hell. As for multi-power supply, i do have one from retro game cave for my Genesis Trio.. it saves space, and power. very convenient and well made.

But as for the Ouya, a powered usb hub inside the case whilst running on the original power adapter would be very convenient.

Jakenut86
07-24-2013, 03:48 AM
Just got my case today :) looks awesome, just need a new led fan now :D

also my controller connects to the OUYA a lot better can play from anywhere in the house now, except I cant see threw walls :P

StarDust4Ever
07-24-2013, 04:53 AM
Just got my case today :) looks awesome, just need a new led fan now :DMy fan and acrylic case parts are in the mail as we speak. Here are some fans you can try out. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the 40x10mm fan models. They've got 7 different colors to choose from. I was gonna do a yellow fan with an orange power LED since I'm doing a Super Mario style question block, but the yellow fans are out of stock sadly, so it looks like I'm getting a green Question block instead :glee:

*click*


also my controller connects to the OUYA a lot better can play from anywhere in the house now, except I cant see threw walls :PThis is good to hear. I predicted that the metal shielding was contributing to the poor reception, among other things.

Jakenut86
07-24-2013, 05:15 AM
My fan and acrylic case parts are in the mail as we speak. Here are some fans you can try out. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the 40x10mm fan models. They've got 7 different colors to choose from. I was gonna do a yellow fan with an orange power LED since I'm doing a Super Mario style question block, but the yellow fans are out of stock sadly, so it looks like I'm getting a green Question block instead :glee:

*click*

This is good to hear. I predicted that the metal shielding was contributing to the poor reception, among other things.

Thx for the link, fan has been ordered :D

StarDust4Ever
07-24-2013, 05:29 AM
Thx for the link, fan has been ordered :DWhat color did you get?

Jakenut86
07-24-2013, 05:31 AM
My favorite color Red :D I'll post a pic one I get it installed

pero
07-25-2013, 11:26 PM
Share some pictures when the mod is done

Sent from my E2001 using Tapatalk 2

the_dannobot
07-27-2013, 11:59 PM
Hey, just thought I would throw in my 2 cents...

I was having bad wifi problems with my Ouya, and a buddy at the local hackerspace printed a plastic case for me. It works great, no more wifi problems and it looks better than having the naked board sitting on my coffee table :)

Cheers!

Jakenut86
07-28-2013, 03:38 AM
Pics of my OUYA <3

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y458/Jacob_Nutting/th_HPIM0314_zpsce2f5886.jpg (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_Nutting/media/HPIM0314_zpsce2f5886.jpg.html)

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y458/Jacob_Nutting/th_HPIM0312_zps6aea70a8.jpg (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_Nutting/media/HPIM0312_zps6aea70a8.jpg.html)

StarDust4Ever
07-28-2013, 09:16 AM
My question Block case arrived. BDG, you do an amazing job!

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/209/0/6/ouya_case_mod_acrylic_question_block_by_stardust4e ver-d6fijnk.jpg
http://stardust4ever.deviantart.com/art/Ouya-Case-Mod-Acrylic-Question-Block-388856576

I haven't done any LED modding yet, but it's on my to do list.

Jakenut86
07-28-2013, 09:41 AM
wow that is awesome

BDG
07-28-2013, 01:08 PM
My question Block case arrived. BDG, you do an amazing job!

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/209/0/6/ouya_case_mod_acrylic_question_block_by_stardust4e ver-d6fijnk.jpg
http://stardust4ever.deviantart.com/art/Ouya-Case-Mod-Acrylic-Question-Block-388856576

I haven't done any LED modding yet, but it's on my to do list.

Thank you for the support!! Also Great idea, it turned out amazing.


Pics of my OUYA <3

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y458/Jacob_Nutting/th_HPIM0314_zpsce2f5886.jpg (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_Nutting/media/HPIM0314_zpsce2f5886.jpg.html)

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y458/Jacob_Nutting/th_HPIM0312_zps6aea70a8.jpg (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Jacob_Nutting/media/HPIM0312_zps6aea70a8.jpg.html)

Looks great, just wondering, do the LEDs spin with the fan? it is a little tough to see from the picture but it does look like it.

Jakenut86
07-28-2013, 07:56 PM
Looks great, just wondering, do the LEDs spin with the fan? it is a little tough to see from the picture but it does look like it.

no the LEDs are behind the fan

Primulas
07-29-2013, 05:21 AM
Made a acrylic case today for the OUYA.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cgjz0qtF4pw/UdXhqpJwg7I/AAAAAAAAAX0/JSSrEPDYky8/w830-h623-no/IMG_20130704_161540.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bXFlnGVKm_4/UdXf2elpFdI/AAAAAAAAAXE/_-671f3nNA0/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_162026.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f4DVP1tXQt8/UdXhprPohnI/AAAAAAAAAXs/ZKET8u8sO5E/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_161439.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-87Kk7OEE-Yo/UdXhpusb_cI/AAAAAAAAAXg/OtwR44jkjTc/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130704_161502.jpg


That's slick sir.

SargNickfury
07-29-2013, 08:24 AM
That's cool, but if your friend would make custom controllers where you could easily take the Ouya PCB and add some HAPP or Sanwa sticks and buttons....now THAT would be epic.....The box itself just needs to be large flat and like an arcade machine.

StarDust4Ever
07-29-2013, 08:58 AM
That's cool, but if your friend would make custom controllers where you could easily take the Ouya PCB and add some HAPP or Sanwa sticks and buttons....now THAT would be epic.....The box itself just needs to be large flat and like an arcade machine.

Oh, you mean something like this:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/9367006833_78c7a67014.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30203515@N04/sets/72157634800361528/

Or this:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5327/7201696706_60759742ff.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30203515@N04/sets/72157629736738048/

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Just looked like a good excuse to show off my custom built arcade controllers!:victorious:

Jakenut86
07-29-2013, 09:02 AM
those are cool!!

StarDust4Ever
07-29-2013, 09:16 AM
those are cool!!
Thanks, and they really work quite well! The jumbo-sized 18x8x4 inch controllers fit quite comfortably in my lap too.

SargNickfury
07-29-2013, 10:14 AM
Oh, you mean something like this:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/9367006833_78c7a67014.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30203515@N04/sets/72157634800361528/

Or this:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5327/7201696706_60759742ff.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30203515@N04/sets/72157629736738048/

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Just looked like a good excuse to show off my custom built arcade controllers!:victorious:

Shutup and take my money! .....no joke....are you for hire? :D I'm serious!

StarDust4Ever
07-29-2013, 10:32 AM
Shutup and take my money! .....no joke....are you for hire? :D I'm serious!
It's really a labor of love making those. I built them for my own personal enjoyment, so their not for sale, sadly...

SargNickfury
07-29-2013, 02:32 PM
:How about a How to video? I I can put together a pc, and I have a woodshop, I just know nothing about soldering electronics.

silverbulletncsu
07-29-2013, 09:15 PM
Yes it's an Akasa brand, got it off Ebay.

Can you provide a part/item number?

Thanks

StarDust4Ever
07-30-2013, 07:09 AM
:How about a How to video? I I can put together a pc, and I have a woodshop, I just know nothing about soldering electronics.This is going off topic so I posted a reply here:
http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?5093-Ultimate-Arcade-Ouya-Controller

BDG
08-03-2013, 02:19 AM
Some pictures of our acrylic OUYA case with the LED Base.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zWWsKX8fq3k/UfR73s0MvHI/AAAAAAAAA54/0nwu9HDza54/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130727_215044.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LAp5EfW3BZw/UfR71qsoerI/AAAAAAAAA5U/0-zKVIfggQ4/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130727_214739.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fV-tQiHmCEY/UfR728CefrI/AAAAAAAAA5w/kHI-gtUp0Sw/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130727_214924.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-svQZetoPVzc/UfR720oVHaI/AAAAAAAAA5s/t5ugqekKNVo/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130727_214858.jpg

Manaurys
08-03-2013, 02:25 AM
Some pictures of our acrylic OUYA case with the LED Base.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zWWsKX8fq3k/UfR73s0MvHI/AAAAAAAAA54/0nwu9HDza54/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130727_215044.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LAp5EfW3BZw/UfR71qsoerI/AAAAAAAAA5U/0-zKVIfggQ4/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130727_214739.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fV-tQiHmCEY/UfR728CefrI/AAAAAAAAA5w/kHI-gtUp0Sw/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130727_214924.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-svQZetoPVzc/UfR720oVHaI/AAAAAAAAA5s/t5ugqekKNVo/w1185-h889-no/IMG_20130727_214858.jpg

How does it work now its assembled its power by what? Details please

VanHalensing
08-03-2013, 02:37 AM
Beautiful!

BDG
08-03-2013, 03:45 AM
How does it work now its assembled its power by what? Details please

Currently powered by an external DC power supply that plugs in the wall. Still working on it, thought about maybe doing a Kickstarter campaign to get the price of some of the parts down. Mainly the LED board, and maybe do a bulk order of power supplies to get the price of them down. I will try to keep everybody updated.

grimm
08-03-2013, 08:07 PM
Would still like to see you integrate a usb hub into the base.

Bwild
08-03-2013, 09:00 PM
I want to see someone make one of these acrylic cases, and figure out how to make use of wireless power and wireless streaming (chromecast perhaps) so that all you have is th cube and you just drop it on your powermat and it starts running.

Manaurys
08-03-2013, 10:03 PM
Currently powered by an external DC power supply that plugs in the wall. Still working on it, thought about maybe doing a Kickstarter campaign to get the price of some of the parts down. Mainly the LED board, and maybe do a bulk order of power supplies to get the price of them down. I will try to keep everybody updated.

Ok thank ill be waiting

jimlab7
08-04-2013, 04:40 AM
I really like this design .. how hard would it be to fill the bottom like where the lights are into a usb hub?

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/usbmaybe_zpse7f56764.png (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/usbmaybe_zpse7f56764.png.html)

kinda like this

Killswitch
08-04-2013, 03:07 PM
Question. What are you using for cutting and/or joining?

BDG
08-04-2013, 03:20 PM
I really like this design .. how hard would it be to fill the bottom like where the lights are into a usb hub?

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/usbmaybe_zpse7f56764.png (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/usbmaybe_zpse7f56764.png.html)

kinda like this

Does anyone have a part number for a small powered USB hub they are using?



Question. What are you using for cutting and/or joining?

Laser Engraver to cut it and it fits together pretty tight without adhesive.


We put together a video of the Acrylic OUYA case being cut out and assembled.


http://youtu.be/VRqR_40UZBo


Would still like to see you integrate a usb hub into the base.

Does anybody have a small USB hub part number that they would like to see in the base?

Manaurys
08-04-2013, 05:45 PM
We put together a video of the Acrylic OUYA case being cut out and assembled.


http://youtu.be/VRqR_40UZBo

Liked the video

Killswitch
08-04-2013, 06:54 PM
We put together a video of the Acrylic OUYA case being cut out and assembled.


That's one cool laser.

StarDust4Ever
08-04-2013, 07:59 PM
Question. What are you using for cutting and/or joining?Don't be fooled by the video. BDG is in reality a cyborg like the Terminator. He fires lazers out of his eyeball which cuts the acrylic!

Killswitch
08-04-2013, 08:10 PM
Don't be fooled by the video. BDG is in reality a cyborg like the Terminator. He fires lazers out of his eyeball which cuts the acrylic!

That might explain the invisible person in the video.

jimlab7
08-04-2013, 10:20 PM
Well Idk I have a basic idea on how to attach it to the ouya but I'm afraid I might over whelm. Can the ouya handle 5 usb ports total?
or I could do what I'm doing now and use the ouya one usb port for my hub but kinda looks weird xD


http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/Others/DSC00429_zps2acdcc1a.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/Others/DSC00429_zps2acdcc1a.jpg.html)



I just just wondering if BDG could built the hub in with his bottom part of his case

RED ZMAN
08-05-2013, 01:18 AM
Possibly this one?

http://www.mobileedge.com/slimline-4-port-usb-2-hub.html

Blasted from my Samsung Galaxy SIII (CM10.1 Masta Mix).

OUYAGamingSource
08-05-2013, 02:08 AM
My question Block case arrived. BDG, you do an amazing job!

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/209/0/6/ouya_case_mod_acrylic_question_block_by_stardust4e ver-d6fijnk.jpg
http://stardust4ever.deviantart.com/art/Ouya-Case-Mod-Acrylic-Question-Block-388856576

I haven't done any LED modding yet, but it's on my to do list.

@StarDust4Ever This is a great image, would it be okay if we featured it on our website and YouTube video on OUYA mods?: http://www.ouyagamingsource.com/

grimm
08-05-2013, 07:12 AM
Does anybody have a small USB hub part number that they would like to see in the base?

I personally do not, i am not familiar with browsing parts sites. Ive only seen ready made stand alone hubs, but i imagine there should be things like this available at such sites for not a lot of money. Just make sure they are protected from power surges etc. i bought a chinese hub that size wise would work, but i think they arnt working properly and are broken, as the usb cable gets very hot to the touch, even with the power adapter plugged in as well.

StarDust4Ever
08-05-2013, 01:27 PM
@StarDust4Ever This is a great image, would it be okay if we featured it on our website and YouTube video on OUYA mods?: http://www.ouyagamingsource.com/Go for it! Be sure to source the full view image link 1600 pixels by using the download link on the right side of the page; just don't hotlink the image:
http://stardust4ever.deviantart.com/art/Ouya-Case-Mod-Acrylic-Question-Block-388856576

OUYAGamingSource
08-05-2013, 08:02 PM
Go for it! Be sure to source the full view image link 1600 pixels by using the download link on the right side of the page; just don't hotlink the image:
http://stardust4ever.deviantart.com/art/Ouya-Case-Mod-Acrylic-Question-Block-388856576

Thanks, I'll send you the video link when we post it next week.

BDG
08-05-2013, 09:02 PM
Don't be fooled by the video. BDG is in reality a cyborg like the Terminator. He fires lazers out of his eyeball which cuts the acrylic!

I looked into that from the company I got my laser from but that option is not available yet, plus I think tech support thinks I'm crazy now.

VanHalensing
08-05-2013, 09:06 PM
It isn't glamorous, but I just taped the hub to the back of my tv stand.

VanHalensing
08-05-2013, 09:07 PM
Ok, command strip, not tape. Holds better/ looks better.

StarDust4Ever
08-06-2013, 03:57 AM
Thanks, I'll send you the video link when we post it next week.:victorious:

jimlab7
08-06-2013, 04:11 AM
I just used a lil hot glue and stuck it to the side as u can see xD

StarDust4Ever
08-06-2013, 04:14 AM
I just just wondering if BDG could built the hub in with his bottom part of his caseProblem is, if he took the effort to design his case around some part, what if the part is discontinued? then he'll have to redesign another case. Also most OEM parts distributors have minimum orders pf like 1000 parts or more which basically kills it for hobbyists. I'm just gonna make a custom 5V dongle by splicing a USB extension cable so I can keep a usable plug on the backend. A few extra milliamps worth of LED light shouldn't kill the USB port.


I looked into that from the company I got my laser from but that option is not available yet, plus I think tech support thinks I'm crazy now.Not to cross movies or anything, but get a Delorian and a flux capacitor, travel to 2039 and talk to Arnold. He'll hook you up with all the Terminator implants you need. However, due to security, you'll probably not want to ever use an airport again once you return to the present. Oh, and be sure to bring a few Ouyas with you to hock for cash. I hear in 2039, they are major collector's items worth a crap ton of money!

BDG
08-06-2013, 10:21 AM
Customer case with Super User on it.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-q6hRQ6o9ar0/UgC--paEs9I/AAAAAAAAA9Y/_TImt7inEio/w346-h310/1004660_184895875018154_497071767_n.jpg

DrunkPunk
08-06-2013, 10:38 AM
I merged the two case threads together since they were having the exact same things posted in them. No sense in having two running rampant when we can have one ultimate custom case thread. :D

StarDust4Ever
08-06-2013, 01:55 PM
I merged the two case threads together since they were having the exact same things posted in them. No sense in having two running rampant when we can have one ultimate custom case thread. :D
Threads needed to be merged, thanks. Now there's only one thread to check instead of two to be sure I didn't miss anything.

silverbulletncsu
08-07-2013, 12:43 PM
Just got it in and together. Looks great! Thanks Brian! Got a cheap blue LED fan that I had lying around in there now. Not bad but comes in at about 31dba. Got a new Blue one on the way ~<14dba.
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/15/8k1i.jpg

BDG
08-07-2013, 03:18 PM
Just got it in and together. Looks great! Thanks Brian! Got a cheap blue LED fan that I had lying around in there now. Not bad but comes in at about 31dba. Got a new Blue one on the way ~<14dba.
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/15/8k1i.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/0f8k1ij/)

Looks great, I am happy you like it.

jimlab7
08-08-2013, 02:19 AM
very nice

DrunkPunk
08-08-2013, 06:13 AM
Just got it in and together. Looks great! Thanks Brian! Got a cheap blue LED fan that I had lying around in there now. Not bad but comes in at about 31dba. Got a new Blue one on the way ~<14dba.
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/15/8k1i.jpg

Okay, this one is now my favorite. I like it even better than the question block case. Most excellent!

One question, it looks like the thumb is cut all the way through, is that so?

RiotingSpectre
08-08-2013, 06:27 AM
I visit this thread once in a while due to the fact that it doesn't need moderation as everybody is mature in here. Just dropped by and saw more beautiful custom cases being shown off.

BDG: I just wanted to say that I appreciate you joining our community. I honestly never thought you'd answer my email as talented people don't like us little folk that much. I randomly stumbled upon you via Google when I was searching for OUYA modifications and I gotta say. This is the best thing I've ever stumbled upon in my entire life. You've given us the opportunity to stop the wondering aspect of "Can we get custom cases for our OUYAs?" and give us awesome products to boot.

I hope you continue to work with us members and in-turn we will give you continuous business that's more than well deserved. I've decided to make your thread a sticky as it's a prime example of what the "people's console" and mod-lovers alike should do. Bounce ideas of each other, work together, help each other, and most of all have fun.

Thank You Sincerely,
RiotingSpectre

BDG
08-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Okay, this one is now my favorite. I like it even better than the question block case. Most excellent!

One question, it looks like the thumb is cut all the way through, is that so?

Yes the hand is cut out and the planet background is engraved.


I visit this thread once in a while due to the fact that it doesn't need moderation as everybody is mature in here. Just dropped by and saw more beautiful custom cases being shown off.

BDG: I just wanted to say that I appreciate you joining our community. I honestly never thought you'd answer my email as talented people don't like us little folk that much. I randomly stumbled upon you via Google when I was searching for OUYA modifications and I gotta say. This is the best thing I've ever stumbled upon in my entire life. You've given us the opportunity to stop the wondering aspect of "Can we get custom cases for our OUYAs?" and give us awesome products to boot.

I hope you continue to work with us members and in-turn we will give you continuous business that's more than well deserved. I've decided to make your thread a sticky as it's a prime example of what the "people's console" and mod-lovers alike should do. Bounce ideas of each other, work together, help each other, and most of all have fun.

Thank You Sincerely,
RiotingSpectre

Thank you for the opportunity. This is something that I do on the side for fun and working with the members of this forum has made it fun. They have all had some great ideas, and I am happy to be able to make their ideas into something that they enjoy. The first case I made was for my personal OUYA, and I am just very excited that members liked it enough that they wanted one of their own.

Once again thank you for the opportunity, and keep up the great work in the community.

silverbulletncsu
08-10-2013, 01:54 AM
Just in case anyone is interested in a quiet fan with an led light. I got this from Ebay $10.99. Searched everywhere for a 40x40x10 with leds and just couldn't find one. Finally came across this. It's technically a memory fan, but after removing the clips that easily pop off and wiring it to the stock 2pin plug it worked like a charm. It's rated at <16dba and sitting about 10 feet from me now, I can't hear it. Much quieter than the one I started with from performance-pcs.com.

Also, for the wiring, you can't go wrong using these posi-lock fasteners.

Fan--->http://www.ebay.com/itm/330640133757?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Posi-Lock--->http://www.posi-lock.com/shoponline.cfm

BDG
08-10-2013, 09:27 PM
This weekend I worked on 2 layouts for our custom acrylic OUYA cases.
1. Lament Configuration
2. Companion Cube

I haven't made either one for a customer yet, but I was wondering what everybody thought.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uINCFQlwQwU/UgaghDESZKI/AAAAAAAAA_4/OLUbJgNL9a4/w1598-h489-no/Lament+Configuration.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-T5ZEKiU3gnA/Ugagg_N-YfI/AAAAAAAAA_w/_FvUmdqhxaA/w1598-h489-no/Companion+Cube.jpg

beetfarmer
08-12-2013, 09:29 PM
This weekend I worked on 2 layouts for our custom acrylic OUYA cases.
1. Lament Configuration
2. Companion Cube

I haven't made either one for a customer yet, but I was wondering what everybody thought.



I love the companion cube! If I can talk my wife into it, I might get one <3

BDG
08-24-2013, 02:13 AM
Saw our case on OUYA Gaming Source.
http://www.ouyagamingsource.com/hacks-and-mods-the-ouya-box/

BDG
08-24-2013, 02:15 AM
I love the companion cube! If I can talk my wife into it, I might get one <3

Just cut one out for a customer. Put the front on my prototype LED base, and it looked great, and it still has the protective film on, can't wait to see it assembled.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Gco21UivYE4/UhgHzFe9TnI/AAAAAAAABC4/GmQT0nw0Z0s/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130823_205456.jpg

Manaurys
08-24-2013, 03:45 AM
It looks great

BDG
08-24-2013, 03:46 AM
Mario Case Side for customer

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cY36jAfs4Sg/UhgeAG55qxI/AAAAAAAABDg/9Z1I9iiFijw/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130823_222749.jpg

StarDust4Ever
08-24-2013, 05:12 AM
Nice, Marios! :glee:

jimlab7
08-24-2013, 03:10 PM
Mario Case Side for customer

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cY36jAfs4Sg/UhgeAG55qxI/AAAAAAAABDg/9Z1I9iiFijw/w1128-h846-no/IMG_20130823_222749.jpg


Very nice would like to see a Zelda and Megaman one

delver
08-27-2013, 10:48 AM
Why is the shipment to Europe so expensive? I mean, the shipment is actually superior to the case price. This actually makes me not buy it, since the 32$ case will cost almost 60$...

BDG, is there anyway around this? I would really like to buy from you.

BDG
08-27-2013, 11:13 AM
Why is the shipment to Europe so expensive? I mean, the shipment is actually superior to the case price. This actually makes me not buy it, since the 32$ case will cost almost 60$...

BDG, is there anyway around this? I would really like to buy from you.

Not sure but as I have been shipping it has been pretty close to what people have bin paying.

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StarDust4Ever
08-27-2013, 12:28 PM
Not sure but as I have been shipping it has been pretty close to what people have bin paying.When I recieved my package (US mailing address), it came in a massively large box compared to it's contents. A small flat rate box may be cheaper and should be way more than adequate for shipping. I've received packages from UK Royal Mail and also Germany, for 6 Euros or less.

EDIT: Nevermind. Shipping is $23.95 USD to the UK. Germany is the same price but I haven't checked other countries.
http://ircalc.usps.com/MailServices.aspx?country=10150&m=13&p=0&o=1&mt=13&MailingDate=8/27/2013&MailingTime=8:00%20AM&dv=32

I have no idea about USP or FedEx. USPS also has non-flat rate boxes available which are metered based on weight. I haven't checked those prices, but the Ouya case plus packing material probably would still be well under the the smallest payment tier.

US customers regularly pay no customs fees (unless the declared value is over $200, even then the customs fee is far less than European customers) but for some reason, shipping from US to Europe is much higher than Europe to US, and customs fees are generally hard on the wallet across the pond as well.

delver
08-27-2013, 01:08 PM
When I recieved my package (US mailing address), it came in a massively large box compared to it's contents. A small flat rate box may be cheaper and should be way more than adequate for shipping. I've received packages from UK Royal Mail and also Germany, for 6 Euros or less.

EDIT: Nevermind. Shipping is $23.95 USD to the UK. Germany is the same price but I haven't checked other countries.
http://ircalc.usps.com/MailServices.aspx?country=10150&m=13&p=0&o=1&mt=13&MailingDate=8/27/2013&MailingTime=8:00%20AM&dv=32

I have no idea about USP or FedEx. USPS also has non-flat rate boxes available which are metered based on weight. I haven't checked those prices, but the Ouya case plus packing material probably would still be well under the the smallest payment tier.

US customers regularly pay no customs fees (unless the declared value is over $200, even then the customs fee is far less than European customers) but for some reason, shipping from US to Europe is much higher than Europe to US, and customs fees are generally hard on the wallet across the pond as well.

I think that shipping can be cheaper, unless it is shipped with UPS or FedEx.

Could you sell it on eBay? I think it would be cheaper to the buyer, and there wouldn't be many troubles with custom fees. It would also give you a broader audience and more customers.

I'll wait for the changes to buy from you :)

BDG
08-27-2013, 01:46 PM
I do ship by USPS. Good idea I will take a look at ebay this weekend.

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delver
08-27-2013, 01:58 PM
I do ship by USPS. Good idea I will take a look at ebay this weekend.

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Perfect! I'll wait. Post something here after! Thanks a lot ;)

BDG
08-28-2013, 02:38 AM
Perfect! I'll wait. Post something here after! Thanks a lot ;)

Will do.


Here is a companion cube Case that a customer assembled

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Eq5UlEchfGU/Uh1NZayniRI/AAAAAAAABE8/x1CtqsxKTiw/w667-h889-no/Cube+3.jpg

timmytot666
08-28-2013, 07:52 PM
Will do.


Here is a companion cube Case that a customer assembled

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Eq5UlEchfGU/Uh1NZayniRI/AAAAAAAABE8/x1CtqsxKTiw/w667-h889-no/Cube+3.jpg

Omg...

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jimlab7
08-28-2013, 10:03 PM
BDG how detailed is your laser could it fit these on a ouya case and stay that detailed

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/megaman_zps2d4f3c0e.png (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/megaman_zps2d4f3c0e.png.html)

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/Ink_Link_from_Zelda_by_charfade_zps7b27d9af.png (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/Ink_Link_from_Zelda_by_charfade_zps7b27d9af.png.ht ml)