Nintendo DS Arcade Stand / Charger





Introduction: Nintendo DS Arcade Stand / Charger

This is a Nintendo DS stand/charger. The main idea is for it to look like an old school arcade game. the charger plugs into the ds through the back.

not my original idea!! mine is just the "better" version. its colored, and has better instructions.

enjoy!! :)

credit to Duobix for coming up with the basic idea.
[original ds charger arcade maker]

Step 1: Cutting It Out..

you will need:

exact-o knife
nintendo ds

first draw out the out line for the 1st side of the arcade game ds charger thingg as seen in the picture.
the cut this out with your knife. [make it 10 in tall]

okay now you have two walls.

Step 2: Measurments

like i said, it should be roughly 10 in. high

then make it exactly 5 in. wide.
connect the two walls by hot glue-ing a top and botton.
(i would make these 5 x 6.5 inches)

Step 3: The Back of Your Arcade Machine

the back you just cut out and glue in, use alot of glue!! you want this to stay on.

cut a hole in the back so the charger cable can go though. (as seen in picture 2)

Step 4: COLOR, Make It Look Niceeeeee

now, i made mine look like an old super mario bros. arcade game.
but i also considered:
space invaders
and pac-man.

but i leaned towards a more nintendo theam! i would like to see creativeness so send me photos.



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    My first comment in Instructables here!

    Pro Tips:

    - Add some cardboard to cover the front part of the arcade to give it a better look. Do it in the end so you just make a tiny hole for the cable. Maybe even print some videogame screenshot to make it look more realistic.

    - Make a hole at the front to insert quarters and do some C shaped cuts to take them out (eventually). BOOM! instant safe/stand/charger arcade!

    Saw this was published almost 10 years ago, but still quite relevant (specially if someone makes it for a Nintendo Switch *wink wink*). Making one of these for my 3DS XL, asap! ;)

    I am making one for my new 3DS xl hope it turns out good

    Hmmm.... I have plenty of cardboard, but I think that it would look good and have better support for the ds if it was made out of wood... Hello next project! lol

    i made one for my gameboy advanced SP


    im putting mine together wt DT ill post a pic when im done

    i made one thats looks awesome thanks

    sennd me a pictue. i'd love to see it

    I suggest posterboard. It would be easier to cut and color.