Introduction: DS Game Case

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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......

Step 1: Materials and Cutting the Cardboard

Picture of 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.

cm Ruler (cause thats how I roll)
Thin Cardboard (I used the back of a spiral notebook)
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.


Step 2: The Notches

Picture of 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

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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

Picture of 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

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

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)


bentony12 (author)2010-02-20

never seen a rp video game before were you get it?

Robot Lover (author)2010-01-18

you have the metroid demo i have that and the game!

DSGameMaker (author)2008-06-17

Pretty good, but either get a better camera or go on a photocraphy course, the pictures are kinda blurred.

great idea dsgamemaker!!!

Scotish (author)2008-11-14

Lol, I just use my old GBMicro case.

Solderguy (author)2008-08-11

An empty Altoids tin is much more efficient if you have a lot of DS games.

loggerhead (author)2008-04-23

cool I made one for the psp only I used a band aid box.

mmzdaniel (author)2007-07-04

lol thats a good idea!

scout (author)2007-02-19

I agree MarioKert DS is awesome

MJNevin (author)2007-02-13

I think i'm going to post the hollowed out card deck idea...

modio (author)MJNevin2007-02-14

have at it

J_SCAP (author)2007-01-11

or you could cut each card and put 2 games on each ever think of that

modio (author)2007-01-11

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.

Dragonpike (author)2007-01-03

This is awsome i cut up a picture and used that instead

modio (author)2006-06-26

I re-made mine; I hollowed out a deck of cards and used that. Much more secretive. Hehe

palindrome (author)2006-03-17

That's real cool. I'll have to make some of these. Oh, and Polarium is a really cool game.

modio (author)palindrome2006-03-30

Polarium is cool, but MarioKart DS is flipping sweet.

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