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PSP Cardboard Arcade Stand

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Ok, time to gather your materials:

!PSP! If you don't have one then what are you doing here? o_o Ha, just kidding. But then again I look at instructables that require everything I don't have. (including knowledge of the subject.) Moving on!

!Cardboard! I'm pretty sure that anything will do. Try different thicknesses to your liking. For my first stand i used an old Converse shoe box and it worked perfectly.

!Knife/Scissors! I'm using my handy X-acto knife and a pair of scissors. (Pairs are two, right?)

!Pencil/Pen! For making marks and stuff.

!Glue! I used some Elmer's and a hot glue gun for the spaces that may be left over. You don't need the glue gun if you don't have it though.

!Ruler! For making straight edges and measuring stuff.

!Any decorations you might want to put on the stand! I just used some flat black spray paint and paper for my first one.

!You also may need a charger, just so you have a good guess of how big the feeding holes should be!

Once you have all these things, move on to the next step!
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Zia Kaudeer2 years ago
it was a very useful project to me because i`m doing this for my school design project thx a lot =P
Order of the Phonix was great
muffinhead (author)  imthatguy11255 years ago
lol i don't know if i can say the same about the book though. yikes. half-blood prince comes out on my birthday! i was freaking out about that when i saw the trailer.
i cant wait to go see the movie
muffinhead (author)  imthatguy11255 years ago
yeah me neither. it seems the harry potter movies are getting darker and darker. :D
dude i saw that at a drive in(as well as orphan, orphan was better)7 people in a truck to see 2 movies for 20$
Much better deal.
the Movie sucked but the book was good.
dylanlarson4 years ago
thx this is awesome i followed your directions and measurements perfectly and it fit my psp slim
Silentz5 years ago
This is the clearest Instructable on this kind of thing on the entire site, thanksya much! Also just wondering, is there a particular angle the slanted pieces should be at?
muffinhead (author)  Silentz5 years ago
Thanks! And I don't think it should interfere with the buttons or anything, so no. :D
griffy555 years ago
that is cool
rada1945 years ago
I made one And put ductape and put the psp sign on it and added 1 led in the middle of the s in psp U can't really see it though. Mine is a psp slim i had to change the dimensions a little to make it fit. But it worked out fine nice instructable. Here it is:
Bridgets b-day and psp dock 008.jpg
ReCreate5 years ago
Why would it be for only psp PHATS? The only difference between a slim and a phat is that the slim is flat on the back and that it is lighter?
muffinhead (author)  ReCreate5 years ago
Right. I don't own a SLIM, so I wouldn't know. The only problem with making this for a SLIM is that it would be a bit more shaky. I didn't protest the editing of the project though.
What do you mean?
muffinhead (author)  ReCreate5 years ago
I mean that the phat fits in this arcade stand really nicely and tight. So if you would put a slim in the same stand, it's not going to be so nice and snug. Because the slim is well, slimmer than the phat.
i get it
ReCreate5 years ago
That looks like a psp SLIM to me
muffinhead (author)  ReCreate5 years ago
It's a PHAT, with a changed faceplate.
That explains it...
ReCreate5 years ago
I have a big sheet of aluminum I could make this out of that,the aluminum cuts easily with some scissor type of thing
Ah yes i could weld it together
freakinslop5 years ago
I have the same glue gun! lol ._.
so do i
muffinhead (author)  freakinslop5 years ago
kmart ftw.
lol yep
I have the same PSP!
rada1945 years ago
Thank you so much for idea i built one and its great
FINISHED! It turned out pretty nice. Now I gotta beg my parents to help me spray paint it. it's really cool and stuff. Great Instructable!
muffinhead (author)  dragonblue805 years ago
thanks! good luck with the spray painting too. :D
T0BY5 years ago
I am impressed by the quality of your Instructable, nice work!
im making one of these as I add this comment. it's hard making the arcade side,and getting straight edges, but that might be because im using scissors. Ill tell you guys how it comes out (when it's done)
stranoster6 years ago
Yes it is another and I just ranted at ANOTHER ds creation, but this seems really well made (Instructable and actual stand) because to take the fanboyless route, not everyone owns a certain console and the measurements etc. in this are flawless. Think of being twelve not as a hindrance but as a good thing because you can think of things as fun and creative instead of ranting about things. I was impressed with the fact that IT WASN'T WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS and actually contained punctuation. Go mandatory education system, go! Anyway that's just a fourteen year olds view on it. Good work.
muffinhead (author)  stranoster5 years ago
Thanks a bunch, I'm starting to get tired of all the (somewhat) harsh comments on first time I'bles. tytytytyty. (ps. i turned 13 in july :D)
Usually, somewhat harsh comments are what keep people going. It's called negative reinforcement. So, good job, but I don't think you needed one, considering the ds one.
muffinhead (author)  mg0930mg5 years ago
I'm also a strong believer in constructive criticism/ negative reinforcement, but being more-than-you-should-be mean to first-timers may result in not seeing much of that person(s) anymore. Not that this would apply in this particular situation though. Awesome icon by the by.
Thanks. Yeah, I get what you are saying. Negative reinforcement can only be put on so much. I don't remember where I found my icon.
Look, any time. If an instructable is up to scratch it shouldn't be put down. Have a good one, and keep 'em coming.
muffinhead (author) 6 years ago
well, i was just trying to try to make one for people who didn't have a ds. not everyone has those you know.
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