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Store your loose DS and 3DS games with an old CD jewel case, and some CNC know-how!

Back in the day, third-party PS1 memory cards were sold in a CD jewel case with a custom molded insert. I still store my memory cards like this (but I lost the insert). I've never been able to find a case similar to this; so I decided to make my own. ( I was happy to sacrifice some "clearance" CD's I bought...listening to music from the 90's/2000's is the fastest way to induce buyer's-remorse.)

You will need:

  • a scrap of 1/4" thick wood ~6x6 inches
  • A CNC router (or a dremmel with skilled hands)
  • jewel case for with the CD insert removed.
  • calipers (or a ruler and a good eyeball)
  • safety goggles

Watch the video for the complete guide!

Like any CNC related project, the hardest part is the drawing. The drawing took about 3 revisions. Calipers are a must. Another tip is a printer. Sounds silly, but printing your design at 100% scale and laying the parts on top is the only way to identify outstanding issues before heading to the machine.

The end product was so nice I made one for my SD cards! Next step is to laser cut a bunch more! And remake the holder for my PS2 memory cards.


I will be selling these (eventually) on my website at www.retrobuiltgames.com

<p>This is a good idea, I'm tempted to try this with my camera SD cards. Would it work for something like that?</p>
Oh yeah, Check the 4th picture (you have to click &quot;show all&quot;). I made one for SD cards. Works as expected!

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