UPDATE: 11-11-10: This Ible reached 4.85 stars! Seriously! I think I'm famous now! :-D
UPDATE: 09-03-10: So, Nintendo has brought out the DS lite w\ larger screen and the DSi w\ larger sceen. If anyone of you has one of these, would you please tell me if they are compatible?
UPDATE: 09-03-10: This dock is compatible with the Gamboy Advanced SP. But who uses these anyways!
UPDATE: 06-09-09: This instructable ended third in the Knex challenge! Yay!
UPDATE: 03-09-09: Forget everything I said about DSi compatability. The docking station can only be used with a DS lite.
Hello fellow friends of knex and gaming. I would like to share you my first knex creation that is not a gun. After all, guns get boring after a while. Instead, I tried to make a dock, like the many Ipod docks I have seen around here. Unfortunatly, I don't have an Ipod, so I made a dock for my DS lite. When I as building, I found out that I had a little space left on the left of the gray rods. I tried to do something with that part, so I made a holder for four game cards. It also has a thingie for holding the adapter cable. Allright, what is there left to say?Just get building and enjoy!
*The regular DS is too large for this dock; the DSi is too small, but can be fitted with some modifications.
**WARNING! The game card holder should only be used with a special casing for game cards. I am not responsible to any damage to your game cards, should you use the holder without cases. If you use the right cases, the game cards are
exactly one connector wide.
***The DS docking station can not be used when a Gameboy Advance cardridge is inserted.
****This Instructable ended third in the grand knex challenge. Yay!
*****The Docking station can also be used with a Gameboy Advance SP. Thanks to "knex i love yes" for pointing this out.
******WARNING! The dock is not a protective tool for your DS. I am not responsible should it be damaged in any way possible while using the dock. The same applies to the game cards in the holder.
Step 1: Everything You Need.
PS: If you don't have enough pieces, you seriously need to buy more pieces. Everyone can build this.
Allright, so first thing you need to do, make the parts in all the images. You need the part in the second and fifth image twice. Please notice that there is one part on the first three pieces where you don't need to add a green rod. So don't be stubborn and add one, as you will need this part later on.
Step 2: Assembly
Ok, so now you need to build... Nothing at all! Just try it out! But before you start putting your DS in here, read the How to use step. Really, it's very important if you don't want to end up with a broken DS and no gamecards.
Step 3: How to Use
Allright, I hope you find this Ible useful, do not hestitate to comment if you have questions!