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 Gallon milk jug
A cutting tool (I simply used a hack saw blade)
Assorted Philips head screwdrivers
Gamebit 4.5mm screwdriver (We can work without it though)
Hot glue gun
Drink of choice
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.