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WORD INTENSIVE!! (everyone deserves a warning, right?) This is a case for DS/GBA games housed in an empty playing card case. Easy to make, easy to use. Things are not always as they appear......
 
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Step 1: Materials and Cutting the Cardboard

*NOTE* I am NOT responsible for any stupid crap you pull while making the case, this includes everything. If you want to link to this, cool just acknowledge my authorship. Also, please read the enitre project before beginning as there are notes at the end.

Materials:
cm Ruler (cause thats how I roll)
Thin Cardboard (I used the back of a spiral notebook)
Pen(cil)
Scissors
Scotch Tape
Rubberbands (see how its plural? you need 2+)
Playing Card
Playing Card Case

Cutting the Cardboard:
Using the Playing Card as a template, cut out two 6.5cm x 8.8cm rectangles.
Next cut out two 1.2cm x 8.8cm rectangles.

NEXT STEP

Step 2: The Notches

The Notches:
These are the notches for the Rubberbands.
On the Playing Card-sized rectangles, make a 2cm x .5 cm on each corner. Upon finishing, cut the .5cm edges out (cut out on either side of the drawn line to achieve a good sized notch).

Step 3: Inserting the Rubberbands

Rubberband Man:
Put the Rubberbands in the Notches to acheive this: (look at the pic, look long enough and you'll understand, look longer and you'll see which games I own)(sorry about the lack of decent/informative pics for this step)

Step 4: Putting it together

Tape, thank goodness for tape:
Tape the for pieces together in this order:
Sm rectangle - Lg rectangle - Sm rectangle - Lg rectangle
Tape above the notches on the front and back. Also tape the rubberband on the back side so it doesn't come out of its home.

Step 5: Last Step

almost......:
Fold the case to put creases in the tape.
Insert games.
Insert case into the playing card case.
.....and done!

Notes:
Playing cards for the case? I haven't tried it but it should work.
Different case? As this is only my second attempt, I haven't tried that either.
Different design? I have thought of an I-beam style design, but haven't put it in reality form, yet.
EXPERIMINT!!! Try different designs, cases, games....(UMDs should work)
bentony124 years ago
never seen a rp video game before were you get it?

Robot Lover4 years ago
you have the metroid demo i have that and the game!
DSGameMaker6 years ago
Pretty good, but either get a better camera or go on a photocraphy course, the pictures are kinda blurred.
great idea dsgamemaker!!!
Scotish5 years ago
Lol, I just use my old GBMicro case.
Solderguy6 years ago
An empty Altoids tin is much more efficient if you have a lot of DS games.
loggerhead6 years ago
cool I made one for the psp only I used a band aid box.
mmzdaniel7 years ago
lol thats a good idea!
scout7 years ago
I agree MarioKert DS is awesome
MJNevin7 years ago
I think i'm going to post the hollowed out card deck idea...
modio (author)  MJNevin7 years ago
have at it
J_SCAP7 years ago
or you could cut each card and put 2 games on each ever think of that
modio (author) 7 years ago
Yes, but I didn't want to ruin a perfectly good deck of cards, at that time. Right now I have hollowed out that deck which is even more secretive.
Dragonpike7 years ago
This is awsome i cut up a picture and used that instead
modio (author) 8 years ago
I re-made mine; I hollowed out a deck of cards and used that. Much more secretive. Hehe
palindrome8 years ago
That's real cool. I'll have to make some of these. Oh, and Polarium is a really cool game.
modio (author)  palindrome8 years ago
Polarium is cool, but MarioKart DS is flipping sweet.