My First GBCM3 *Its FINISHED* Spoilers in first post

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My First GBCM3 *Its FINISHED* Spoilers in first post

Post by phreaky » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:40 am

Hi all

After i was caught in a youtube clicking spree hopping from PSX mods to Sega Saturn cracked after 20 years videos i stumbeld uppon Wermy's Game Boy Zero Custom build vid. And it reminded me of my old Game Boy and how much fun i had with it. So i tought i could give my old Game Boy a second life with this modification. So i called my mom only to find out she threw it away years ago… :(

Since then I've been quietly lurking around this community, finding out what i need and were to get it from, it was finally time to build my own. And then i saw Kite's pre-order Post.

So i pre-ordered Kite's Circuit Sword and are now waiting for it to arrive. In the meanwhile i will ordering all the other parts that i will need for the build. And will start then with painting the shell.
FINISHED IT FINALLY
pics and video of splashscreen in below spoiler
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I made the theme in the style of my favorite comic :).

I Hate Fairyland

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splashscreen
[youtube]https://youtu.be/XfXD7XzossA[/youtube]
To be ordered from (Deadpan Robot, Galaxygaming, Ali and other shops):

To be printed:
- Custom cartridge box.
- Custom console box.

Printed:
- Custom cartridge label.
- Custom FCC label and serialnr.

Ordered:


Arrived:
- 3D printed parts. (list from "Single origin parts set for Circuit Sword")
- Black translucent Game Boy Shell.
- SNES Series NES Style Custom Buttons in Blue, Green, Red and Yellow.
- Black Game Boy Zero Button Kit.
- Extra sillicone pads.
- Digital Volume rocker switch.
- Kite's Circuit Sword.
- Black/Colour Game Boy CM3 Border Glass.
- Mini hdmi to hdmi cable.
- Thermaltape for heatsink.
- water slide paper for laserprinter.
- Helder 4500Mah Gameboy Zero Megabat Battery.
- Black Game Boy cartridge.
- Kaptontape.

Work in progress:
- Inlay for custom Game Boy Console box to hold the console in place.

canceld ideas:
- Apply decals to buttons
images i want have to much details...
- Apply decals to shell via water transfer paper
i have a clear shell and my printer cant print white so theres a problem.

Finished:
- Template for creating custom Game Boy cartridge sticker.
- Designing decals for the shell.
- Template for creating custom Nintendo Support Sticker based on mike_louisxvi version. (text is editable)
- Template for creating custom Game Boy Console box. (base from nintandbox and used some elements from "Stock Template for cartridge by Veteran Gamer"
- Creating custom Game Boy cartridge packaging based on Template by Veteran Gamer.
- Designing Custom 3D buttons to match shell design.
- Custom theme for RetroPie.
- Custom splashscreen to compliment RetroPie theme and Game Boy shell.
- Sanding and clear coating Game Boy shell.
- Apply decals to shell and buttons

Previews for downloads:
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cartridge

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repair sticker my version vs original nintendo couldn't get the phonenummer exactly the same but its close enough

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console box

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Build Process:
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Cutting the case:
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test fitting parts:
lcd bracket fits but its not flat in the case...
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New 3d printed parts that do fit:
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sanded and clearcoated:
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Soldering grinding test fitting etc:
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bigger heatsink
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water transfer decal test:
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prototype shell...
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Finished templates will be uploaded. (psd format)
- console box file was to big so i had to split the file please rename and then extract with 7zip to make it one part again.
- barcode can be made here

settings: 400DPI, PNG, advanced >20 MM
Attachments
back console box template.zip
all files are editable
(6.03 MiB) Downloaded 62 times
Front console box template002.zip
rename file to Front console box template.zip.002
(3.58 MiB) Downloaded 57 times
Front console box template001.zip
rename file to Front console box template.zip.001
(10 MiB) Downloaded 57 times
template_service_sticker.zip
all files are editable
(8.94 MiB) Downloaded 60 times
custom gameboy cartridge template v2.zip
all files are editable
(627.72 KiB) Downloaded 71 times
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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by Italian77 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 pm

Your service sticker came out well. You’ll love building it! It was a blast. I want to do another.
My first Circuit Sword build - Custom Painted
https://sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=5855

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:13 am

Italian77 wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Your service sticker came out well. You’ll love building it! It was a blast. I want to do another.
glad it came out well!

waiting is the hardest part. already have ideas for a second one haha

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:28 pm

template for game boy console box was uploaded. download available first post

console box
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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:42 am

ordered some parts with some black Friday discounts :D

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by goosewerks » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:25 pm

These are great! Some minor kerning and the service phone number will be spot on.

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:46 pm

goosewerks wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:25 pm
These are great! Some minor kerning and the service phone number will be spot on.
Glad you like it :)

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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:06 am

3d parts arrived from 3dhub. cant say that they look good but the fit...

specs from my order
Material: ColorFabb XT
Layer Height: 200 μm

not sure if they are supposed to look that way :S


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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by VeteranGamer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:31 am

phreaky wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:06 am
3d parts arrived from 3dhub. cant say that they look good but the fit...

specs from my order
Material: ColorFabb XT
Layer Height: 200 μm

not sure if they are supposed to look that way :S


personally....
i would never accept that quality from 3dHub....
(they could have been cleaned up a bit more)

i havent used the service since they changed the platform (not being able to choose who prints the parts)


but, when i did use it (only recently)

even at 200 μm
you should have been sent better looking parts.....
(not all of the parts you received look that bad, but some are just a bit below par.... considering its a service their providing)

you can either contact them (you may be able to get a refund/discount voucher)
(just say the quality is not up to par, especially for what you paid)
or
just clean them up yourself...


i'm buying my own printer now....
it may seem like a bit extreme at the cost (and i definitely don't have the space)
the cost really isnt that much considering how much peoples builds cost (you can get OKish printer for about the same cost)
(i just have to find the space now)



i'd contact them and see what they can do....


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Re: My First GBCM3

Post by phreaky » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:45 am

VeteranGamer wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:31 am

personally....
i would never accept that quality from 3dHub....
(they could have been cleaned up a bit more)

i havent used the service since they changed the platform (not being able to choose who prints the parts)


but, when i did use it (only recently)

even at 200 μm
you should have been sent better looking parts.....
(not all of the parts you received look that bad, but some are just a bit below par.... considering its a service their providing)

you can either contact them (you may be able to get a refund/discount voucher)
(just say the quality is not up to par, especially for what you paid)
or
just clean them up yourself...


i'm buying my own printer now....
it may seem like a bit extreme at the cost (and i definitely don't have the space)
the cost really isnt that much considering how much peoples builds cost (you can get OKish printer for about the same cost)
(i just have to find the space now)



i'd contact them and see what they can do....


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thnx for the advice i will try and contact them!

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