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jimlab7
08-11-2013, 05:19 PM
After seeing a wooden Gameboy and Skylargray design on a NES for the ouya I got the idea to make a wooden NES for my ouya.
Now I don't know to much about dangers or things to watch out for so if you guys could give me a few pointers I would appreciate it
this is what I have so far its still in the rough stage.



http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00431_zps93f6b309.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00431_zps93f6b309.jpg.html)


http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00435_zps31526c56.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00435_zps31526c56.jpg.html)


http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00436_zpsa34b5918.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00436_zpsa34b5918.jpg.html)


as you can see its raised about 1/8'' and I'm sure I need to put some vent holes somewhere else but where would be the best place any ideas?
I also plan to wire a red led where the light would be and wire in a power button and some usb where the controlers would be
any ideas where to get these parts ?

Dave Jennings
08-11-2013, 07:23 PM
Line the inside of the case with aluminium foil - use spray mounting glue to stick it to each side - it will help cut interference and help prevent shorts.

You have enough room internally for a hard drive and self powered hub if you wanted it

Can you get the power switch to where the NES one is??

Rabid1
08-11-2013, 10:15 PM
I did something similar way back with the original Xbox as a joke. Lining the case is a good idea. What I did to keep from pulling too much power off the Xbox was place a small 3 slot mini surge inside on the opposite side of the case and fashioned a plug hole out the back. I shortened the power cord for the Xbox and ran a small USB hub to hook LED and a fan into for heat. I put the fans in the ribs on top and one out the back. You could do something similar, and run the Ouya powerinternally to it. but now Belkin makes then with 3 slot and 2 USB built in

jimlab7
08-11-2013, 11:07 PM
the aluminum foil won't mess with the wireless will it?
and was thinking about soldering wires and moving
the power button or get something new for it.

and could u get me a link rabid1?

also at risk of looking like an idiot wouldn't aluminium foil
increase the change of a short seeing how its conductive?

Rabid1
08-12-2013, 02:34 AM
the aluminum foil won't mess with the wireless will it?
and was thinking about soldering wires and moving
the power button or get something new for it.

and could u get me a link rabid1?

If you could find some kind of flashing it would be better than foil

also at risk of looking like an idiot wouldn't aluminium foil
increase the change of a short seeing how its conductive?

If you could find some kind of flashing it would be better than foil, but just like inside a regular console they use metal flashing to protect against interference most time just on the side and bottom under the MB. It's kind of 50/50 if heavy foil wold even be enough but pasted down and using some sort of riser should be fine. Also it doesn't hurt to wait and see if it is needed.


Here is a LINK TO THE MINI SURGE (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017HF3XO/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1WNX6DC1QG5HDFFFN98V&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846) but that's just one example.

If you meant a link to my mod that was many moons ago. But to give you an idea of what I cannibalized you could get something like THIS (http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Advance-Accent-Lighting-Blue/dp/B007TG5ECW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376270629&sr=1-1&keywords=USB+LED+strip) or THIS (http://www.amazon.com/Laptop-Notebook-Cool-Pad-Fans/dp/B0030B2O3M/ref=sr_1_18?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376270777&sr=1-18&keywords=LED+laptop+cooler) They are similar to what I took apart.

Killswitch
08-12-2013, 02:34 AM
Whoa. Are there holes in that thing? If not then you'll burn it out quick.
I'd cut a hole in the back of that thing. Big one and use like window screen material or wire mesh you'd use for concrete wet beds.
Attach it to the inside of the box.
But since it looks like your fan might be set in place, might want an air hole there too or smaller holes over the fan or add more fans.
Same concept as building a computer, the cooler the better.

jimlab7
08-13-2013, 02:02 AM
yes those are air holes and they wil be above the fan but trying to think of a good place to add some more vents if need

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so does anyone know the best way to put in 2 more usbs like solder them in and how to wire the power button over or a better power button i can use instead

Merged posts.

Killswitch
08-13-2013, 03:01 AM
Well with a wooden box you don't really get airflow. WHich is why I suggested the fans in the back. Especially if you add a hard drive or something since you have the room. Depending on the size of that box you might be able to get like a triple case fan to stick in the back, this way all air is going in one direction out of the box.

Someone said they connected a USB hub, might be a good option.

You can find switches at a home depot, lowes, menards or whatever you have near you. They're pretty easy to wire, just need to secure to the box.

Just ideas. Not like I tried what you're doing but used to build computers so same concept.

jimlab7
08-13-2013, 05:58 AM
Well the case is a bit to small for the hard drive I have which is this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seagate-FreeAgent-GO-320-GB-Silver-Portable-External-Hard-Drive-9ZA2AG-500-/181195625800?pt=US_External_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item2a3019d548

If I could find a smaller cheap hdd that is about 200-320 gb I might buy but I'm cheap xD.
Now the vents on top are all the way through and I was thinking about putting some in the bottum of the case and making sure its lifted a bit so air can go through but also cant be seen. But if the back is the best way to do this I might go that way about it.

Killswitch
08-13-2013, 11:39 AM
Internal laptop drive would be smaller

jimlab7
08-13-2013, 03:47 PM
yes but how hard would it be to get the ouya to reconize it xD
now I did find some 256 gb flash drives but they are anything but cheap

cannonshane
08-13-2013, 10:06 PM
Why not add in an extra fan or 2 while you are there, plenty of room for it and it certainly isn't going to harm it.

jimlab7
08-14-2013, 12:16 AM
Why not add in an extra fan or 2 while you are there, plenty of room for it and it certainly isn't going to harm it.

I was thinking that im going to get a better fan but can the ouya handle 2 fan at the same time? plus usb hhd and any remotes

jimlab7
08-14-2013, 03:52 AM
Ok update: After some fun sanding (coughs dust) I got it close to what I wanted

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00438_zps2816cf7f.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00438_zps2816cf7f.jpg.html)

Here is how much venting is in it so far. I'm thinking about cutting vents on the bottom so you cant see the vents
and use some lil rubber feet at the bottom to give it some lift so air can flow through it.
I bought a splatter screen thats used for cooking but makes a great screen for the vents on the inside.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00439_zpsc8b3dfd4.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00439_zpsc8b3dfd4.jpg.html)
I also bought a cheap $1 aluminum roaster pan to line the bottom. It's thicker then the foil but thinner
then flashing.. and cheaper.
Idk if I should do to top part as well still no work about if it will block my wireless what do u guys think?
You may also notice i glued the top on and cut in half i wanted it more like the Orignal NES also will make
it easyer for screwing it together l8er.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00441_zps04f7636b.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00441_zps04f7636b.jpg.html)

I also added cork rubber for the MB to sit on idk if I needed it but would rather have it and not need
then need and not have it. And this is the Ouya sitting in it so far going smooth but I will really
need help if I end up soldering a USB hub to the system and maybe even a 2nd fan.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00440_zpsf08bbc42.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00440_zpsf08bbc42.jpg.html)

Thanks for looking and thanks to all who have gave my advise so far and those who will be.

cannonshane
08-15-2013, 06:48 AM
It should be fine to run more than one fan, Most fans use very little voltage.

jimlab7
08-15-2013, 07:20 AM
It should be fine to run more than one fan, Most fans use very little voltage.
ok kool how about soldering in a usb hub to the ouya?

I want to add 2 usb to front were the controllers would be on a nes one inside to power the 2 fan and the last at the back

cannonshane
08-15-2013, 07:25 AM
Well others have done it with success, So i dont see why it would be a problem.

jimlab7
08-15-2013, 07:33 AM
Well others have done it with success, So i dont see why it would be a problem.

ok ty

jimlab7
08-17-2013, 04:56 AM
Ok i glued a "flashing" to the top and added my dust screen and cut some vent in the back corner were a fan is going to be

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00445_zps532d3dff.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00445_zps532d3dff.jpg.html)

I added a few plastic tabs to hold the MB in place

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00450_zpsd3edd46b.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00450_zpsd3edd46b.jpg.html)

cut out all the connection for the side so I could play it in the case and test

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00454_zps18f53909.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00454_zps18f53909.jpg.html)

this is the vent holes in the bottom were the soon to be fan will go
also got the screw hold roughed in

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00452_zpsf11fc82e.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00452_zpsf11fc82e.jpg.html)


thats all so far will update when i get more done

Paul Meekin
08-17-2013, 09:13 PM
If that wooden SNES were any cuter, it'd friend-zone me. Kudos.

jimlab7
08-18-2013, 01:37 AM
If that wooden SNES were any cuter, it'd friend-zone me. Kudos.

Ty ^^ want to add the power button were the original NES one is
and even found what I want but just not sure if it will work

http://www.adafruit.com/products/1442#Description

It says

A switch is a switch, and an LED is an LED, but this LED illuminated button is a lovely combination of both! It's a medium sized button, large enough to press easily but not too big that it gets in the way of your project panel. It has a built in LED that can be controlled separately from the switch action - either to indicate or just to look good.

The body is a black plastic with the LED built inside. There are two contacts for the button and two contacts for the LED, one marked + and one -. The forward voltage of the LED is about 2.2V so connect a 220 to 1000 ohm resistor in series just as you would with any other LED to your 3V or higher power supply.

This particular button has a red body and LED and is latching on/off. The two switch contacts are either connected or disconnected. When you push the button they will switch from one to the other, like an on-off switch. The LED is separated from the button, so you can make it light up when on, light up when off, always lit, etc.


I think it will work but I'm not sure and waiting for anyone that might know to let me know

XanXic
08-18-2013, 06:51 AM
If that wooden SNES were any cuter, it'd friend-zone me. Kudos.

Ah, that made me sad. You're good enough for that NES case don't loose your confidence man.

modder420
08-18-2013, 07:17 AM
you should take the power ad reset buttos from a nintendo and wire it for your power button in the case

jimlab7
08-18-2013, 12:41 PM
you should take the power ad reset buttos from a nintendo and wire it for your power button in the case

that might work but idk if the old NES light was led then? I would have to edit it make it closer together b/c if size dif but I'm sure I can do that eazy enough I think. Also anyone have an idea what the reset button would do?



If that wooden SNES were any cuter, it'd friend-zone me. Kudos.

and dw the NES looks good on the outside but is ugly on
the inside .... or at least it will be when i'm done with it xD

Allen S Schoepflin
08-29-2013, 01:21 AM
After seeing a wooden Gameboy and Skylargray design on a NES for the ouya I got the idea to make a wooden NES for my ouya.
Now I don't know to much about dangers or things to watch out for so if you guys could give me a few pointers I would appreciate it
this is what I have so far its still in the rough stage.



http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00431_zps93f6b309.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00431_zps93f6b309.jpg.html)


http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00435_zps31526c56.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00435_zps31526c56.jpg.html)


http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00436_zpsa34b5918.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00436_zpsa34b5918.jpg.html)


as you can see its raised about 1/8'' and I'm sure I need to put some vent holes somewhere else but where would be the best place any ideas?
I also plan to wire a red led where the light would be and wire in a power button and some usb where the controlers would be
any ideas where to get these parts ?

Would there be a way where you could make a case for me if I pay you?

jimlab7
08-29-2013, 04:21 AM
Would there be a way where you could make a case for me if I pay you?

depends on what u would want and this is my very first mod i dont claim to know all of what im doing xD i started to add a usb hub to this and had it going the power part was fine but i could get it to read my data from my hhd not even in the orignal usb not until i cut the wires off did it start working again do that sucks
and now i have 2 holes in front for usbs and no working usb hub atm xD

i think ill try again cause when i got it (before i cut it up ) i tested it with a usb keyboard and wouldnt work so it might have been messed up anyways

jimlab7
09-04-2013, 02:39 AM
Ok After 2 usb hubs that wouldn"t work with the ouya i found one at Biglots of all places i had to add wire to them and take a usb off (it had a light on it) this is what I've came up with.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00455_zps08a08417.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00455_zps08a08417.jpg.html)

and this is how the usbs sit it the front

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/DSC00456_zps1edf4b4d.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/DSC00456_zps1edf4b4d.jpg.html)

also as u can see I've changed the fan and will be using the stock one in the corner to push air
out I will solder it to the ouya thanks to Skylars show how

and will still need to get the power button til next update

eeGLaDOS
09-04-2013, 08:58 PM
Looking great! Think you're going to be making more anytime soon? :D

jimlab7
09-04-2013, 11:30 PM
Looking great! Think you're going to be making more anytime soon? :D
more on this project or more nes's

eeGLaDOS
09-05-2013, 12:14 AM
more on this project or more nes's
Why not both ;)

jimlab7
09-05-2013, 01:35 AM
Why not both ;)


XD nah thats ok i will be adding the 2nd fan soon but might be a while for the button xD

Daniel Bengtsson
09-09-2013, 07:50 PM
Great stuff!
here's an idea: make the front (where you normally insert cartridges open), install a usb slot and make wooden cartridges with usb drives in them. Nerdiness galore!

Eucrow
12-31-2013, 07:01 AM
Wow, this is really great! Awesome job!

jimlab7
06-21-2015, 06:44 PM
Well its been a while since I updated this but this is how its turned out so far


http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/IMAG0531_zpslr2hmbz2.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/IMAG0531_zpslr2hmbz2.jpg.html)

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/IMAG0533_zpsl4arlb87.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/IMAG0533_zpsl4arlb87.jpg.html)

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/IMAG0534_zpskvpyll4f.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/IMAG0534_zpskvpyll4f.jpg.html)

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/jimlab7/IMAG0535_zpsxt9bldrd.jpg (http://s178.photobucket.com/user/jimlab7/media/IMAG0535_zpsxt9bldrd.jpg.html)

tuba
06-21-2015, 07:12 PM
10/10 wood play

That's really awesome!

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Killswitch
06-21-2015, 08:52 PM
A while? Almost 2 years...more than a while :p
That's one serious cord bar you got there.

Looks good.

DrunkPunk
06-29-2015, 07:00 AM
Very nice! Thanks for showing us the pics. :)