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Build a Plants Vs Zombies Planter

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I had this old Nintendo GameCube that was taking up some space inside of my closet so I decided to either chuck it or use it for something. Not wanting to waste anything I went with the latter. It came out pretty awesome, if I do say so myself, so I figured I would post up the directions as my first Instructable. I hope you enjoy!

What you will need:
1 GameCube 
1 Gallon milk jug
Potting soil
A cutting tool (I simply used a hack saw blade)
Assorted Philips head screwdrivers
Gamebit 4.5mm screwdriver (We can work without it though)
Razor blade
Hot glue gun
Drink of choice
 
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Step 1: Separate Case

Before you even begin you will want to get your atmosphere right by grabbing your drink of choice (mine being Narragansett beer) and your music of choice.

Now we're ready to begin!

First you will want to take out the four screws that hold the case together (highlighted in red). To do this properly it requires a game bit screwdriver, which is pretty cheap but as far as I can see is only available through online retailers. I don't have time for that. I found a guide online that mentioned using a Bic pen to make your own screwdriver so I gave that a go. You MUST use a Bic pen with a CLEAR hard plastic barrel. Any other variant will be to soft to make an effective end. After taking the nib and ink tube out you then take a lighter to the nib end until it starts to melt. Quickly insert the melted end into the hole and press it to the fastener end. You then take your makeshift tool out, cool it underwater and WALA! You now have a gamebit screwdriver!

This trick worked on three of the screws but the last one did not want to budge for some reason so I just ended up drilling it out. If you don't want to deal with the whole pen method you can go ahead and drill them all out, but then you will be forced to hold the entire project together with glue at the end. It'll probably look sloppy and that is no bueno.
ilpug1 year ago
Let's hope that was a broken GameCube...

Anyway, cool idea man.
mdamaso (author)  ilpug1 year ago
Ummmmm, yeaaahhh.......... no it was a functioning GameCube. But it was taking up space for no reason and, I mean, YOLO, right?
ilpug mdamaso1 year ago
I am cringing so hard right now, you don't even know... hnngg.

At least it went to a cool looking planter, instead of just the garbage.
Not if your on a Nintendo game :p Then you have infinite life's.
mdamaso (author)  ElvenChild1 year ago
Truth!
That's pretty clever!! Good job!
mdamaso (author)  WastedBabies1 year ago
Thank you very much :)
ElvenChild1 year ago
That poor GameCube.

I don't mean to disrespect you but your turning the best console of all time (well, maybe it's tied with the n64) into a reference to a plotless (aren't they all?) smartphone app.

There's got to be some law against cruelty to used Nintendo game consoles.
mdamaso (author)  ElvenChild1 year ago
I'll admit, I enjoyed the GameCube (not nearly as much as N64) but this one has been sitting around since 2009 and I wanted to do something with it.

If it helps any, I plan on picking up another one off of Craigslist and building an arcade cabinet around it so I can finally have my Super Smash Bro.s Melee cabinet.
Now that is an instructable I'm looking forwards to.
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